CB2 hearing: 10/12/2023 – see below to register for the meeting. To submit written testimony of any length in advance of the hearing, click HERE.

LPC hearing: 11/14/2023 – Approved with modifications. See below for instructions on participating in the virtual public hearing. To submit written testimony of any length in advance of the hearing, send it to testimony@lpc.nyc.gov by 12:00 noon on the Monday before the hearing. Click HERE for suggested guidelines for testimony from Village Preservation.

Greenwich Village Historic District
Barrow Street between 7th Avenue South and West 4th Street

—- APPLICATION INFORMATION —-

1) From the LPC agenda: Application is to install a stoop gate, and legalize alterations to the stoop and replacement of entrance infill without Landmarks Preservation Commission permit(s).

2) View the application: available here.

3) View the video: A curated list of LPC videos of these presentations from March 2014 onward can be found on our YouTube page. Please note that the LPC posts these videos about a week after the presentation. Videos include the applicant’s presentation, public testimony (for hearings only), and deliberation by the LPC commissioners.

4) LPC designation report: Available in PDF.

5) Receive updates by email: Please click here if you would like Village Preservation to email you when there are updates to the status of this application.

—- HEARING TIMES & COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT —-

1) Community Board 2 public hearing:
October 12, 2023, at 6:30pm via Zoom or in-person
Please register using this link.

As this information is subject to change, please visit the community board’s website for the latest available agenda. This application is scheduled to be shown publicly for the first time at CB2’s Landmarks & Public Aesthetics Committee public hearing. Public attendance via webinar and comments are welcome (note: this will be the first opportunity for the public to comment on this application). There is no time limit per se for testimony unless there are a number of people who are in attendance. To submit written testimony of any length in advance of the hearing, click HERE.

2) Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) virtual public hearing:
November 14, 2023, approximate time 2:15pm via YouTube and Zoom Registration information: https://www.nyc.gov/site/lpc/hearings/hearings.page

  • For instructions on how to participate in virtual LPC public hearings and meetings, click HERE and click HERE for the video tutorial.
  • Sign up to speak HERE
  • The Livestream of the hearing will be on YouTube and is available HERE
  • Join the meeting on Zoom to testify when the item is announced HERE. (There is a three-minute time limit for testimony).
  • To submit written testimony of any length in advance of the hearing, send it to testimony@lpc.nyc.gov by 12:00 noon on the Monday before the hearing.

On the Friday afternoon before the hearing, the LPC schedule for the hearing date with approximate hearing time will be posted on the LPC’s website. The LPC recommends that you start watching the meeting via YouTube 60 minutes prior in the event of schedule changes. Note that items can sometimes be postponed (laid over) to a future date. Public attendance and testimony are welcome. This will most likely be the last opportunity for public comment on this application. Following the hearing, the Commission will officially vote to approve or deny the application, or ask that the applicant return at a later date with revisions.

—- STATUS OF THIS APPLICATION —-

This section provides updates if there are changes to the hearing dates listed above, which includes instances when an application has been laid over (aka postponed). If applicable, LPC public meeting dates for this application will also be tracked here. Please note that public testimony is taken at public hearings, but not at public meetings.

11/14/2023 LPC Hearing: This application was approved with modifications. The applicants will continue to work with staff to ensure the stoop gate better relate to design of railing, bluestone be added to the side of the stoop and colonnettes be reinstalled on entrance as had been approved in original LPC application for entrance way alterations.

On 10/12/2023 CB2 Manhattan resolution recommends:
A. The applicant expressed the need for adding a metal gate due to ongoing security concerns; and
B. The proposed design is discordant with the late Federal style of the building; and
C. The stoop gate examples presented in support of neighborhood context all contain decorative elements, while the proposed gate is utilitarian; and
D. The drawing of the stairs and landing does not match the existing stoop; and
E. The lack of newel posts further accentuates the visual imbalance of the design, now
Therefore be it resolved that CB2, Man. recommends denial of the gate as presented and recommends that the applicant return with a design that is more sensitive to and inspired by the late Federal style property.
Vote: Unanimous, with 37 Board members in favor.

Please note: All LPC public hearings and public meetings are held at the Municipal Building, 1 Centre Street, 9th floor north, public hearing room (unless otherwise noted).

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