Catching Up: Judge Hears Jim’s Shoe Repair Case, Astoria Cove at City Planning, Apthorp Getting Topper, and Williamsburg Preschool

weekwrap20140813I’m a little behind on my updates. So, here are my latest stories for Curbed NY.

On July 30, a judge in Supreme Court heard the case of Jim’s Shoe Repair. The shop has been in its current location since 1940 and is suing to get a hearing before the Landmarks Preservation Commission.

On August 7, the City Planning Commission, for two and a half hours, heard testimony about the proposed Astoria Cove development on the Queens waterfront. There were over 40 speakers.

On August 12, the Landmarks Preservation Commission heard the third proposal for a rooftop addition to the landmark Apthorp apartment building on the Upper West Side. The proposal was significantly scaled down from its predecessors and the LPC saw fit to approve it, to the dismay of several longtime residents.

Finally, the LPC heard the second proposal for a new preschool on a vacant lot in Williamsburg. This time, the proposal for The School at Fillmore Place was approved.

– Evan Bindelglass

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