Latest Update (June 16, 2016, 9:30 a.m.): The demolition determination by the Department of Buildings (DOB), that we were told by DOB was going to be issued earlier this week, is still under review by the DOB. When any order is issued, we will provide updates accordingly.
June 12, 2016:
FDNY has completed the on-site fire investigation on Wednesday, June 8, 2016. Their official report is expected in the coming weeks. The care of the church ruins and walls is now our responsibility. As the remaining church walls are determined to be unstable during inclement weather and winds exceeding 25 mph, the DOB has, based on engineering recommendation, reached a decision to demolish the church. The demolition plans are being developed, and once approved, the dismantling of the building will commence. In the meantime, any unauthorized access to the church grounds, churchyard or the Parish Hall is strictly prohibited.
On Sunday, June 19, 2016, following the Divine Liturgy, an informational Parish meeting will be held at the General Theological Seminary of the Episcopal Church at 440 West 21st Street, New York, NY 10011. The purpose of the meeting will be to provide the community with updates on current activities and answer questions.