Goodbye West Park Presbytarian, Hello High Rise?

Rumors are swirling that the days are numbered for West Park Presbyterian Church at 86th Street and Amsterdam Avenue.

The story that I have heard, from a reliable source, is that the church is having financial troubles and is in need of extensive maintenance. My source says the church may close, and sell to a developer. The developer, in turn, will reportedly propose a 32-story condo, and may or may not incorporate the existing church into structure.

The developer would also have to buy air rights from the co-op directly north on West 87th Street. 176 W 87th recently purchased those air rights, in large part to help sustain the church and keep it from selling.

Some early ideas of what might replace the church.

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