RFR Realty scion and Picasso curtain hater Aby Rosen owns the nine-story building that currently sits at the corner of Vestry and West streets. In February, he filed new-building permits for a development with 42 units over 11 floors. The current residents at 67 Vestry are not too thrilled about losing their homes (even though usually, in these cases, they are guaranteed housing in the new project) and have launched a formal petition with neighborhood group Tribeca Trust to landmark their prewar, an old A&P warehouse that dates back to 1897.
BuzzBuzzHome first reported the disgruntled residents' move, noting that the crux of their argument rests on the fact that other A&P warehouses in the city that are "lesser and later" than 67 Vestry have landmark protection. As of the time of publication, 314 signatories agree. BBH reports 15 of the building's 21 apartments are currently occupied. For his part, Rosen paid $16.5 million for 67 Vestry in 2012 and probably isn't super excited about getting into yet another landmarks-related scuffle.
· Protect the Historic A&P Warehouse at 67 Vestry St. in Tribeca [MoveOn.org]
· Residents of Tribeca's 67 Vestry want building to receive landmark protection [BBH]
· All Aby Rosen coverage [Curbed]
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