Despite years of opposition from a few neighbors, Congregation Shearith Israel filed permits with New York City to demolish a 14,474 square foot, four story building at 8 West 70th Street in order to make way for a new nine story building. This new building is reported to be comprised of 41,565 square feet. 21,551 square feet of this new building is said to include four residential floor through condos on floors five through nine. (The top floor will house a duplex condo). The floors beneath will house a new addition to the landmarked temple and community space.
This will be a great addition to the rapid growing population of the Upper West Side.