Monday, May 6, 2013

Steiner Studios Head Plans to Raze Manhattan Church

Photo: Jim Henderson
Douglas Steiner, head of the Brooklyn Navy Yard’s Steiner Studios, plans to raze a a 96-year-old East Village church, Mary Help of Christians, and replace it with residential property and ground-floor retail, the NY Post reports.

“We hope [Steiner] can see the light and realize it’s advantageous to use something that’s special rather than demolishing it for something that’s a dime a dozen," said Andrew Berman, executive director of the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation.

This is just one of several churches facing the wrecking ball, the Post reports.

Several years ago, Mary Help of Christians Church was among 21 parishes to be closed as part of the Diocese's realignment plan.

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