Save our Neighborhood’s “Last Chance” Landmarks 11/5
Four buildings in our neighborhood which have been under consideration for landmark designation for more than five years will receive a public hearing before the Landmarks Preservation Commission on Thursday, November 5, as part of a plan to make final decisions upon ninety-five sites throughout the five boroughs which have been awaiting landmark designation since 2010 or earlier.
The sites in our neighborhood are 57 Sullivan Street (near Broome Street in the South Village), 138 Second Avenue (near St. Mark’s Place in the East Village), 2 Oliver Street (on the Lower East Side), and 801-807 Broadway/67 East 11th Street (formerly the McCreery & Co. Store, now ‘The Cast-Iron Building’ residences). The first three are all early 19th century federal-style houses, representing the first architectural style of the newly-independent American republic. The former is a grand former department store which became an adaptive re-use pioneer by changing the rules to allow the legal conversion of cast-iron loft buildings to residences in the early 1970’s. All but 138 Second Avenue were first considered for landmark designation in the 1960’s. Read more about these incredible buildings and their histories here.
HOW TO HELP:
- Write the Landmarks Preservation Commission in support of designation for 57 Sullivan Street, 801-807 Broadway/67 East 11th Street, 138 Second Avenue, and 2 Oliver Street>>
- Testify at the hearing on Thursday, November 5 beginning at 9 am at the Commission’s hearing room, the Municipal Bldg., One Centre Street, 9th fl. To sign up to testify, email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a spot.
More information here.