Hearing for Overwhelming Addition to Historic East Village Rowhouse
Front (l.) and rear (r.) views of proposed addition at 104 East 10th Street
A proposed 2-story addition to the 3 ½ story 19th century rowhouse at 104 East 10th Street (east of 3rd Avenue) in the St. Mark’s Historic District Extension will be heard by the Landmarks Preservation Commission. The hearing is scheduled for August 8th. GVSHP opposes the proposed addition, which will overwhelm this historic house and destroy the integrity of one of New York’s most intact historic streets.
More than three decades ago, neighbors fought hard to get this house and neighboring 102 East 10th Street added to the St. Mark’s Historic District. Almost all of the houses in the St. Mark’s Historic District are intact and do not have rooftop additions like the one proposed here. Highly visible, it would destroy the qualities which make this district, the East Village’s very first historic district, so unique.
The time of the Landmarks Preservation Commission’s public hearing on this item will not be set until the Friday before; check GVSHP’s webpage on this application here for updates on the scheduling of the hearing.
Urge the Commissioners not to approve the proposed rooftop addition. Text of the letter can also be used as testimony if you attend the hearing scheduled for August 8th.