NEW YORK — New York’s Baridshana neighborhood, a neighborhood of high-rises on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, will be demolished in the next few years.
The community, which includes some of the city’s most upscale neighborhoods, is located in Baridhanas old industrial area, between Chambers and Grand Central stations, the borough said Thursday.
In an effort to preserve the neighborhood, the city is planning to demolish the building that houses a grocery store, restaurant and a car wash.
“This is an important part of Baridshaas history and heritage,” Borough President Gale Brewer said in a statement.
Baridhanas industrial area was home to the New York Times office, which is now located in the nearby Times Square shopping mall.
The demolition of the building will bring to an end decades of residential construction in the neighborhood.
Officials hope the demolition will help restore the area to its former industrial glory.
Baridshias industrial area is home to a grocery and restaurant.
Baridhias residential area is one of the boroughs busiest neighborhoods and is one the most walkable in the city.
For the next several years, the neighborhood will be closed to the public, but the residents can still access the area through a public walkway.