APPROVED on 06/08/2010

Greenwich Village Historic District

Corner of Greenwich Avenue

A neo-Georgian style apartment house with stores on the ground floor, designed by Bernstein & Bernstein and built in 1906-07. Application is to replace storefront infill.

This application is closed. Application approved June 8th, 2010.

Status as of June 8th, 2010: LATEST NEWS
The applicant returned to the Commission for a public meeting on June 8th, 2010 with a revised storefront proposal that better acknowledged the building’s prominent corner by rounding the cornice and exposing the historic corner column. The application was approved (see renderings below).

Status as of May 4, 2010
A public hearing on this application took place at the Landmarks Preservation Commission on Tuesday, May 4th, 2010. On that day, the Commission debated heavily over whether or not to allow the existing art moderne storefront to be demolished. Finally, they decided that the existing storefront could be removed, but that the replacement would need to better “acknowledge the corner,” perhaps by maintaining a rounded shape rather than coming to a point at the corner, as proposed. The Commission asked the applicant to revise the proposal and return to a public meeting at a later date TDB, at which the Commission will officially vote to either approve the application, deny the application, or again ask the applicant to return at a later date with further revisions.

The applicant is proposing to remove the metal storefront and replace it with a wooden storefront for a new restaurant. The pressed tin cornice, which currently exists above the door on the West 12th Street side, would be replicated in wood for the proposed new storefront. The proposed storefront would project 4′ from the primary facade. There would be a small blade sign projecting from the corner. There would be a small light to illuminate the sign and another small light just above the door (these lights are not shown on the plans below). The large glass panels would be fixed, and the smaller, upper windows would be operable transoms.

The applicant noted that although the glass in the proposed renderings appears to be an aqua color, in reality it would be clear.

1969 Designation Report, published by the Landmarks Preservation Commission when they designated the Greenwich Village Historic District

Historic photo (date unknown) predating the ca. 1940 Tax Photo

ca. 1940 Tax Photo