195bowery_delancey.jpgThe “rapid development” of the Lower East Side in the form of lot clearing, ugly high rise buildings, has landed the neighborhood on “America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places” of 2008 according to the National Trust for Historic Preservation. This could be due to the city’s aggressive permitting for tenement destruction: “Last year, New York City approved permits to raze about a dozen buildings in that district compared with one permit in 2006.” |Bloomberg|
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