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.
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