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67 Vestry Tenants Fight Development Despite Building Permits

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Some discontented tenants of 67 Vestry Street, the Aby Rosen-owned former Tribeca warehouse which may be replaced by a new 11-story building designed by SLCE, are not giving up on their hope of preserving the former A&P warehouse just yet. Downtown Express reports that some of the building's tenants are still scoping their possibilities, which include appealing the design for the new structure with the support of Borough President Gale Brewer, and attempting to broaden the Tribeca North Historic District to include 67 Vestry Street, despite the Landmark Preservation Commission's earlier decision to deny the building's status. As of late July, Rosen received the green-light to go ahead with the new structure from the Department of Buildings. The prolific developer has yet to clinch demolition permits.

But not all of the building's tenants are enamored with the fight for preservation, choosing to believe that the influential developer will eventually win out. Some deflated tenants are focusing instead on how much they will glean from the buy-out process. Via Downtown Express, the general sentiment is this: enjoy what you have while you still have it. Since the beginning of the month, tenants' online petition to protect 67 Vestry Street has gained about 7 signatures.
· Plans approved for 67 Vestry, but Tribeca artists still hope to keep their homes [DE]
· Rosen Gets Permits Amidst Landmarking Scuffle at 67 Vestry [Curbed]
· All 67 Vestry Street coverage [Curbed]