Monday, February 14, 2011

The impending demolition of 35 Cooper Square

EV Grieve tells us about the impending demolition of 35 Cooper Square.

image: EV Grieve

Until very recently this was the site of The Asian Pub, a longtime college type bar hangout spot (click here for info on the protest staged by some NYU students). According to this NYU News article, it is one of the first buildings built by Peter Stuyvesant in 1825. It was also the site of the mural "Forever Tall".  More pix and info about the mural can be found on this post from a while back....

Attribution: Muralizer at en.wikipedia

Sunday, February 13, 2011

WXY to expand Astor Place and Cooper Square

Click to read about the new plan for Astor Place/Cooper Square park: "Cube's New Square" from The Architect's Newspaper.