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15 East 17th Street, application for a Certificate of Approriateness to modify the existing strorefront

WHEREAS, 15 East 17th St., on the north side of the street between Fifth Avenue and Broadway,  is a six-story, 25 foot wide Beaux Arts store and loft building, designed by Cleverdon & Putzel, Architects, built in 1898-1899, and is located in the Ladies' Mile Historic District; and

WHEREAS, The new tenant for the 20 foot storefront, a Thai restaurant, is applying for a Certificate of Appropriateness to modify the storefront and certain other elements of the ground floor; and

WHEREAS, This tenant replaces a previous tenant, a Check Cashing business, which had unsightly and inappropriate signage that has been removed; and

WHEREAS, The proposal includes:

WHEREAS, The applicant has agreed to provide historical photographs to Community Board Five before any work is done on the building; and

WHEREAS, The proposed restoration and renovation is harmonious with the appearance of the building so that there would be a benefit to the entire district; therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That Community Board Five recommends approval of the Certificate of Appropriateness to modify the existing storefront, as proposed. 

The above resolution passed by a vote of 28 in favor; 0 opposed; 1 abstaining.

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