BOARD 8: THUMBS UP TO LEX PRESERVATION: CONCERN THAT KEAN HOUSE PROJECT WILL LEAD TO MORE AREA DEVELOPMENT
By Dan Rivolli
Community Board 8 voted last week to expand the Lexington Avenue Historic District to include 219 buildings between Fifth and Lexington avenues. The new properties fall between East 72nd and 75th streets to the north, and East 61st and 65th streets to the south.
Forty members voted in favor of the resolution, though six members abstained from the action.
The meeting drew a crowd of more than 200, many of whom wore orange stickers with black lettering reading, "Save Lexington Avenue."
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