Chabad of Manhattan’s West Side has received approval from the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission to build a new Center at 43-45 West 86th Street, despite the objection of local residents.
The building’s tenants objected to Chabad’s plans to put its preschool and synagogue in the building.
Rabbi Shlomo Kugel, Director of Chabad of the Upper West Side, said that he had received an outpouring of support from his community over the past month.
“Thanks to everyone who attended meetings, spoke in support of the project, wrote letters and sent e-mails,” he said.
“It was only through your involvement, that we obtained today’s remarkable approval.”
Kugel called the unanimous approval a “monumental milestone in the development of the new center.”