Not every building alteration is noteworthy, but when one in the city’s first historic district goes before the full Landmarks Preservation Commission and includes the restoration of a stoop, we’ll try to tell that story. Such is the case at 36 Schermerhorn Street in Brooklyn, where new work would take it from four apartments to single-family use.
On Tuesday, the Landmarks Preservation Commission heard two different applications to convert structures in the West Village from three units to single-family use. The first was approved. The second, far more visible and controversial, was not approved.
A Brooklyn Heights building possibly dating back to the administration of President Andrew Jackson can now get a welcome renovation. Last Tuesday, the Landmarks Preservation Commission approved a proposal for work on 152 Henry Street.
Though a renovation would be welcome at one pre-Civil War residential building in the city’s first historic district, it will have to wait. Last Tuesday, the Landmarks Preservation Commission took no action on a proposal for 152 Henry Street, in the Brooklyn Heights Historic District.
An mid-19th century Manhattan home will be restored to its former glory, and expanded to meet its occupants’ 21st century needs. On Tuesday, the Landmarks Preservation Commission approved the restoration and expansion of 442 West 22nd Street. That is in the Chelsea Historic District.