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Chelsia Rose Marcius A plan to demolish Mary Help of Christians has been approved despite preservationists’ efforts to keep the century-old church standing. “It’s really a terrible loss for the East Village,” said Richard Moses, president of the Lower East Side Preservation Initiative. Mr. Moses said his preservation group and others requested a meeting with […]
Workers were spotted carrying scaffolding into Mary Help of Christians Church last Friday, prompting concern among some neighbors as to whether there were any developments about the church’s future. Suzanne Rozdeba Around 3 p.m. late last week, “There was a huge Penske moving van and several workers in front of the church. The church doors […]
Preservationists want Douglas Steiner to keep Mary Help of Christians Church standing when he brings a residential development to a lot between East 11th and 12th Streets.
It’s official: the owner of Steiner Studios has purchased the East 12th Street lot that includes Mary Help of Christians Church for $41 million. Douglas C. Steiner told The Local he was planning a residential project that would include some affordable housing units.
The bells – alarm bells, that is – sounded at a recently shuttered church on East 12th Street.
Vandals broke into Mary Help of Christians over the weekend, though the church’s precious relics had been moved out earlier in the week.
Parishioners locked out of Mary Help of Christians gathered in front of the church steps last night and chanted before a candlelit image of the Virgin Mary. They plan to return to the sidewalk every night, at 7 p.m., even during the cold of winter.
Parishioners at Mary Help of Christians celebrated mass there for the last time yesterday, many weeping over the closure of a church that some had been attending for nearly 60 years. Alberto Reyes took photos.
With one last mass set for next Sunday, Mary Help of Christians is being used for film fodder again. Plus: Tom Selleck on Avenue A?
The announcement, made after mass today, seems to confirm rumors that the sale of the church, as well as the adjacent school building and parking lot, will be finalized next month.
After years of rumors, a sale of Mary Help of Christians church is said to be finally in the works. The flea market on 11th Street may close at the end of summer.
Henry Barrial is shooting “The House That Jack Built” at the church on East 12th Street today. It’ll stand in as a church in the Bronx where a baptism and wedding takes place.
The Local got a look inside the eerily abandoned Mary Help of Christians school when we visited the set of “Girl on the Train” last night. The school was closed in 2006, but remnants of it remain.
Last night, Mary Help of Christians Church was ethereally illuminated as writer-director Larry Brand filmed scenes from “Girl on the Train,” a neo-noir thriller starring Henry Ian Cusick as a documentary filmmaker, Stephen Lang as a detective, and Nicki Aycox as the titular femme fatale.
A pastor reveals that developers have expressed renewed interest in buying the church on 12th Street.
94 of the poet’s photographs will be on display at NYU’s Grey Art Gallery alongside his manuscripts, correspondence, and drawings.
St. Brigid’s Roman Catholic Church, at Avenue B and East Eighth Street, has pushed back its reopening yet again.
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East 12th Street was closed this morning so that a crane could hoist contractors who performed work on the building’s northeast corner.
Margaret Hearn pays just $291 per month to live in a sprawling, three-bedroom apartment in the East Village, and also keeps a $747 studio in Gramercy. Now, she’s facing eviction.