A lovely old house on the Upper West Side is headed for a conversion from eight-unit apartment building to single-family residence. However, that can’t happen until the plan get the stamp of approval from the Landmarks Preservation Commission, and that did not happen at Tuesday’s public hearing on the matter.
Among all New York City’s glorious sites, large and small, there are some to which time has not been kind. One of them, the house at 7 Irvington Place in Flatbush, Brooklyn, has a new owner who has proposed renovations to the dilapidated structure. On Tuesday, the Landmarks Preservation Commission heard that proposal, but found that it did not meet its standard of appropriateness.
Nearly eight months ago, an apartment building was proposed as a replacement for a garage building at 11-19 Jane Street, in the West Village. On Tuesday, at its fourth session on the matter and after intense opposition from the public, the Landmarks Preservation Commission approved the structure.
Pace University plans to spend $190 million on renovations at One Pace Plaza, its 18-story, 500,000-square-foot mixed-use academic building, and the 13-story academic building at 41 Park Row, both located in the Financial District. The first floor, lower level and courtyard entrance of One Pace Plaza will be redesigned and outfitted with new amenities, Real Estate Weekly reported. At 41 Park Row, which is an individual landmark, the ground and second floors will see renovations and new academic spaces. The entrance to the building will also be restored.
Something unusual occurred on Tuesday: the Landmarks Preservation Commission, after rejecting what one commissioner called a “juicy” expansion of a Crown Heights house two months ago, ended up approving an even larger expansion of the structure.