September 4th, 2014, 10:41 AM
Build the Tower Verre
That looks like something Trump would have built back in 1984.
September 4th, 2014, 11:33 AM
The original land grant in 1705 to Trinity Church by Queen Anne was 215 acres. I think the northern boundary was what is now Christopher St, far outside the then city limits.
Today they own about 14 acres of prime real estate.
September 4th, 2014, 11:42 AM
Absolutely - they are fantastically rich because of those properties. And from what I've been told in private equity circles, there is a Dutch religious organization that still maintains real estate holdings throughout Manhattan that dwarf trinity church
September 5th, 2014, 11:11 AM
Another piece of laborious stonework thrown to these savages (we know as NYC developers) to feed their greed. Might as well bestow references to Trinity's real deity all over their church -Mammon. Talk about a city/organism/thing that just devours itself. Nothing is truly holy, not even Holy itself.
Originally Posted by Merry
September 5th, 2014, 07:03 PM
Is he the mastermind behind this impending destruction? The public deserves to know who is behind this selfish, greedy act.
Originally Posted by ZippyTheChimp
September 5th, 2014, 09:08 PM
Cooper has been the rector of Trinity since 2004. His tenure has been contentious among the governing body. Some former members have said that the church has lost its way.
Village Voice article from 2012: http://www.villagevoice.com/2012-12-...-james-cooper/
September 6th, 2014, 02:16 PM
This "spiritual leader" obviously forgot what Jesus said about money (i.e., render unto Caesar what is Caesar's).
September 6th, 2014, 03:32 PM
And unto Trinity Church what is Trinity Church's.
September 7th, 2014, 12:40 AM
1. I'm appalled at the destruction of a truly beautiful, classic New York building - the type we'll never see any more of.
2. I'm appalled at the wretched, uninspired profit-maximizing crap these criminals plan to build. This is something you'd expect of a Solow or Macklowe doing anything to squeeze out a few bucks - not a "non-profit."
3. I'm appalled this "church" is allowed to register as a non-profit organization with tax exemption.
If we can't change (1) or (2), can we at least finally address the farce that is (3)?
January 4th, 2015, 09:33 PM
January 6th, 2015, 06:33 PM
Jesus came to Earth to destroy "religion." Only the word of the Lord as expressed through the Holy Bible (not what is said in the "church") is the true path to the Christ.
January 6th, 2015, 07:50 PM
This is one Church which is in touch with its inner-Mammon.
January 6th, 2015, 07:54 PM
It's not nearly as bad as that new McSam Holiday Inn across the street. Too bad that's our standard for new architecture in the Financial District.
Originally Posted by antinimby
March 24th, 2015, 11:47 AM
I recently ran across an interesting historical tidbit about Trinity Church. They were the owners of the private St. John's Park surrounded by townhouses which I'm told was an equal to Gramercy Park in design and social standing. They sold out to a railroad who flatened the park and built a huge train depot that crushed land values and basically destroyed the whole neighborhood. In later years the land was sold to the State.
And so yes, Trinity Church is effectively responsible for what is now the Holland Tunnel traffic circle. Yuck
There's actually still a St. John's "Park" in the middle of the circle, which is officially closed to the public "no trespassing". It's a simple guardrail jump to get to though, you don't even have to cross the road
March 24th, 2015, 06:39 PM
It's why this was named the St John's Freight Terminal
St John's Chapel