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Sad Tidings for Glad Tidings

Demolition has been underway for some time at the Glad Tidings Tabernacle, an unprotected NYC landmark-eligible church across from the Farley Building on 33rd street. Today The Real Deal has news about its sale: “The Glad Tidings Tabernacle Church at 325-327 West 33rd Street has sold for $31 million, according to public records. The Romanesque Revival church, near Penn Station and across the street from the Farley Post Office, was built in 1868. The buyer is PLC Partners, which is building the 300-room Cambria Suites Brooklyn Bridge hotel. Demolition has reportedly already begun at the church. Earlier, the church had reportedly hired Konyk Architecture to design a residential tower that would house the church in its basement.” The MAS has identified at least 60 other historic buildings in the area around Penn Station (click here to see the map). We are urging the city to study and designate unprotected buildings before rezoning the area and already requested to become a consulting party for the federal historic preservation review, known as Section 106.