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December 6, 2019 at 3:09 pm #1179
Villa Rosa Bonheur (“VRB”) has stood on a rocky promontory overlooking the Spuyten Duyvil Creek for more than nine decades. In 2017, VRB was bought by investors, who initially represented to DOB, elected officials and the public that the development plan was for an interior renovation, but instead demolished the roof, exposing the community to potential asbestos contamination.
Recently, building plans were approved by a DOB’S zoning examiner. Unfortunately, as an “as-of-right” property, the developer’s plan for total demolition will prevail.
A seven story, 55-unit cement rental building will be constructed on the footprint of a graceful seven-unit historical and architectural gemstone.
In order to memorialize Villa Rosa Bonheur and the contributions of her creator John J. McKelvey, Sr., a nomination for the names “Villa Rosa Bonheur” and “John J. McKelvey, Sr.” (to be incorporated into the existing name of mapped street “Bradley Terrace”) will be made to the Bronx Community Board 8.
For more information, and to sign the petition, please go to:
THANK YOU FOR BEING A PART OF THIS TRIBUTE TO SPUYTEN DUYVIL
AND RIVERDALE HISTORY.
December 16, 2019 at 11:33 pm #1189
I invite members of the Kingsbridge Historical Society to sign the petition, as it has profound ramifications for historical preservation.
I will be presenting the nomination to the Community Board next month. Stand by for date confirmation.
Please sign and share with your family and friends.
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