SAVE WEST PARK! Stop the demolition of the historic NYC landmark!

SAVE WEST PARK! Stop the demolition of the historic NYC landmark!

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The Center at West Park Inc. started this petition

The Center at West Park (CWP) is a non-profit community performing arts center based in the historic West Park Presbyterian Church, a New York City landmark. Over the past five years, we have made a significant impact on the cultural fabric of our neighborhood and our city. 

Now, we are in danger of losing the home we have tirelessly worked to preserve.

Our landlord, the Presbytery of New York has just announced a deal with commercial real estate developer Alchemy Properties to remove the building's landmark designation, demolish it, and replace it with an apartment building -- with no mention of affordable housing or community space for arts and culture.

This would be devastating to our community of artists, audiences, and local families who benefit from the after school programs offered at the building; as well as to the communities of the artist-run, non-profit organizations we host, Russian Arts Theater and Studio, Noche Flamenca, and The Seeing Place Theater.

The City as a whole would be losing “..one of the best examples of a Romanesque Revival style religious structure in New York City", according to NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission.

Sign this petition to oppose the de-landmarking and demolition of West Park Presbyterian Church. Keep CWP as a cultural hub for the community!

Your voice matters! 

Sincerely, 

The staff and board members of The Center at West Park

** You can find more information on our campaign to save the building  here

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