DNAinfo reports that West-Park Presbyterian Church, the recently landmarked building whose preservation has been a subject of passionate debate in the last few months, has been placed for sale. The church’s senior pastor claims that they have no choice but to sell the 125-year-old building, located on 86th and Amsterdam, unless the City Council intervenes. The congregation has fought the Landmarks Preservation Commission in an attempt to avoid landmark status of the building so that they could add apartments, bringing in much-needed funds to the church. The for-sale sign is due to officially go up in about a month, but no asking price has been set and the church will consider all offers. For now, the high upkeep costs for the building has caused it to be closed due to water damage, and the congregation of 100 currently meets in another church’s basement while they hope for the possibility that the City Council overrules the landmark status.
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