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Little Church's Big Deal Update

An update, by way of the NYT City Section, about the Little Church Around the Corner on 29th Street that we reported last month was selling air rights for a new development. Reporter Jake Mooney explains the church's rationale: "The church's precarious financial situation is common among churches in New York, she said. And because the church is protected by both city and federal landmark designations, all it could offer developers were air rights and the nonlandmarked auxiliary building, at 11 East 29th Street." Says a critic, "If the zoning allows it and the developer has bought air rights from the church, what can you do about it?"
· To Save Itself, a Church Sells the Air [NYTimes]
· Little Church, Big Deal on 29th Street [Curbed]

nifty overhead photo for Curbed by Benjamin Stokes