Daily News from New York, New York on September 19, 1976 · 658
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Daily News from New York, New York · 658

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2 Ui CO 2 About to Of( Villard Tower By OWEN MORITZ The City Planning Commission is reported to be prepared to consider approval of Harry Helmsley's plan to build a $65 million hotel and apartment tower on the site of the landmark Villard Houses even though two community planning boards have rejected the proposal. The commission has closed further I i -.. . 1 i : I Focus of Exhibit Is Cuban Women hearings on the proposal, leaving just a critical decision to he made likely on Wednesday. If the proposal is approved, it wculd pose a major confrontation between community groups-'and the Beanie administration. If "the proposal is approved by the planners, it faces tough sledding1 at the Board of Estimate. - r Will Helmsly Stick? Helmsley is said to be ready to pull out because- of inaction on his plan after two years and attorneys for the Archdiocese of New York, which owes the Villard Houses, have appealed to the commission to approve the plan. "It is essential, now that all the reasonable concerns expressed by interested citizens and the community planning board have been satisfied, that no further delays impede the immediate construction of the combined hotel-apartment structure," Keven McGrath, attorney for the archdiocese said in a statement over the weekend. A spokesman for the commission brushed aside threats of a Helmsley pullout, saying that builders always set deadlines. He also said that the commission could consider the plan as is, but also could initiate new talks with community groups. Two Boards Community Board 5 joined Community Board 6 last Friday in rejecting the Villard proposal because the Helmsley plan assertedly did not provide for sufficient public access to the interior of the historic building:. Local groups also are unhappy with new zoning legislation designed to make the Helmsley hotel-apartment tower possible. ''If the commission passes this legislation," says Darcy Lewis, a member of Board 5 and head of its Villard task force, "then they are irresponsible. The preservation plan is incomplete, even a disaster. There is no insurance that has been worked out, no environmental impact study and the parking garage permit has been denied, among other problems." City Treads Softly Helmsley's propoasl is for a 51-story tower called New York Palace to be erected just behind the Villard Houses at Madison Ave. and E. 51st St. One issue involves preserving the interior of An exhibit of photographs portraying the role Cuban women play in their society is on display at the Adelphi University Urban Programs Center, 225 Park Ave. South, until , Oct. 29. Thirty black and white prints, dealing with women's importance in -the workforce, in science, technology, medicine and education are featured. A test in' Spanish and English describes the historical role of women and their participation in society. The photographs are on loan from a collection owned by the Center for Cuban Studies, a nonprofit library and educational institution. Hours are from 11 a.m. to6 p.m. on weekdays. the Villard House and providing for public access to it. There are a nummber of proposals designed to protect the Villard. The Beanie administration has been moving gingerly on the proposal because it wants to demonstrate that the city encourages economic development, but it also wants to avoid alienating community groups. Last June, Helmsley said that he was ''fed tip" with the two-year delay in approving his plan. "This thing has ' been kicking around. I've made concessions and we have to get finished with it." Open Mew Division At N.Y. Law School The American Bar Association Section on Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar has approved a new part-time division at New York Law School. Dean E. 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