The Cathedral of St. John the Divine could become a landmark under a deal between the church, Community Board 9 and developers of a new 14-story building set to be built alongside the cathedral.
Community Board 9 approved a resolution asking the Landmarks Preservation Commission to landmark the entire cathedral campus with an exception for a 14-story, 428-unit apartment building. Revenue from that project will fund church repairs, upgrades and ongoing operations. The 121-year-old cathedral is in need of millions of dollars in repairs and upgrades.
Previously the church leased land on 110th Street and Morningside Avenue to the developers who built Avalon Morningside Park, a 20-story luxury apartment building, in 2007 that includes 20 percent affordable housing.
The area from the church eastward towards Frederick Douglass Circle is part of what is known as “Gateway To Harlem”, which continues to undergo dramatic change, and into what some are now calling SOHA (South Harlem).
For more information: St. John the Divine Campus Could be Landmarked in Deal With CB 9 – Morningside Heights – DNAinfo.com New York.
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Cathedral of St. John the Divine in Harlem
America’s greatest cathedral, the largest Gothic cathedral in the world, now stands open for the public to view in it’s full glory. It is located on Amsterdam and 112 th St. right here in Harlem. Since the fire of December 2001 only sections of the Church have been open to the public. Now seven years and $41.5 million dollars later, St. Johns is fully renovated and is truly a magnificent sight to see. Make sure you checkout the adjacent Garden and sculpture.
When visiting a $5.00 to $10.00 donation is recommended but not inforced. There is normally a 5 PM mass held every evening. For additional information go to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine
1047 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY 10025
#212-316-7490 and #212-316-7540
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