Breaking news from the East Village: God has decreed that NYU's plans for a 26-story dormitory behind the facade of St. Ann's Church may not stand. The NYSun reports that the plans "could potentially violate deed restrictions placed on the property by the Archdiocese of New York. The restrictions prohibit future inhabitants - in this case, students - from offering advice on family planning or getting abortions, or pinning up posters to that effect." The lot enjoys a moral deed restriction, something the Sun calls common practice to avoid situations like the Chelsea church that later became... Limelight.
· Family Planning An Issue in Deed for NYU Dorm [NYSun]
· St. Ann's Update: 26 Stories of Salvation [Curbed, N.B. vigorous comments!]