Greenwich Village Historic District
West 13th Street between West 4th Street and 8th Avenue

LPC designation report: Available in PDF.

Application is to replace ground floor infill, modify and create masonry openings, raise parapets, install a cornice, and construct a rooftop addition.

PDF presentation links:
1. Community Board Presentation of 11/9/23
2. LPC Presentation of 12/12/23


LPC Public Hearing – December 12, 2023
APPROVED WITH MODIFICATIONS: The applicant will work with staff to shift the location of the proposed rooftop addition, minimize the size of railings on rooftop addition, and re-designed the proposed addition to resemble an artist studio window. Additionally applicants must work with staff to refine the design and massing of the cornice, to refine the details at the ground floor to provide a deeper level of articulation, and consider retaining the ghost sign.

Community Board 2 Meeting – November 9, 2023
A. Approval of the facade restoration, apart from the ghost sign, and approval of the lengthening of the windows to their original height, the addition of the historic cornice; and
B. Denial of the removal of the ghost sign as an important reference to the era of painted wall signs and identification of the building’s commercial past; and
C. Denial of the penthouse as far more than the standard in Greenwich Village as “not more than minimally visible’ for a rooftop addition and any other rooftop structure that is more than a modest enlargement of the existing stair bulkhead.

Please note: At this time, all LPC public hearings and meetings are hybrid. Members of the public may participate in-person at the Municipal Building (1 Centre Street, 9th Floor Public Hearing Room), or virtually via Zoom and YouTube. For a video tutorial on how to participate virtually, click HERE.

View the video after a LPC hearing concludes: Videos of past LPC Hearings and Meetings can be found on their YouTube page. 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.

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