Neighbors say the new church being constructed next door will destroy their homes | Upper East Site
Neighbors say the new church being constructed next door will destroy their homes | Upper East Site

Love Thy Neighbor? Wealthy Church Ignores Pleas from UES Residents to Not Destroy Their Homes

The Gospel of Matthew, the first book of the Holy Bible’s New Testament, states “Jesus said unto him, thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And
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  1. It sounds exactly the same situation that the Merchant House Museum is going through. They have been fighting for years to stop the construction of a (we don’t need another) hotel next door. It used to be the home of the Tredwells and has been there since 1832. ANY kind of construction will destroy the foundation and who knows what else. The church is being unreasonable and selfish towards these residents.

  2. It’s curious that there are lot-line windows on one side; did they make a deal with the neighbors on that side?

    Time was, houses of worship passed on their structures for a very nominal amount to another congregation who needed it. Here, it appears they intend to stay in their hideous new building. That cross is obnoxious.

    These institutions must be taxed. No one should be forced to subsidize these archaic institutions. Tax exemption shouldn’t make someone rich. At the very least, they should be slapped with huge capital gains taxes for those parts of the building that aren’t religiou

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