A lease dispute temporarily has put on hold plans to tear down a landmarked church on Manhattan’s Upper West Side and replace it with a high-end apartment development.

The congregation’s plan to demolish the West Park Presbyterian Church on West 86th Street and Amsterdam Avenue has generated high-profile opposition seeking to preserve the 19th-century red sandstone-clad Romanesque Revival building, which was built in 1889 and designated a landmark in 2010.


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