Ad billboards finally come down, but so may garage
Members of the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation have been monitoring the Department of Buildings Web site for updates on the Tunnel Garage in Soho and recently discovered the garages owners have applied for a demolition permit. The garage built in anticipation of the Holland Tunnels construction has been on the societys watch list, a list of buildings the society considers at risk of being razed. G.V.S.H.P. is making one last appeal to the citys Landmarks Preservation Commission to save the building, where a new residential project is planned. In preparation for the demolition, in what the societys director, Andrew Berman, called ironic, ad billboards that covered the garages historic facade for more than a decade were recently removed.