255 Fifth Avenue, Madison Square North Historic District, application to renovate an existing non-historic storefront
WHEREAS, 255 Fifth Avenue, between East 28th and East 29th Streets is located in the Madison Square North Historic District; and
WHEREAS, The storefront of the building is now a restaurant called Ben & Jack's Steakhouse and is not original to the building; and
WHEREAS, The storefront currently consists of black granite, silver and gold metal, grey stone, and glass doors; and
WHEREAS, The owner has applied to the NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission to renovate the storefront as follows:
WHEREAS, The proposed alterations will only effect non-historic parts of the building; therefore, be it
RESOLVED, Community Board Five recommends approval of the application by 255 Fifth Avenue to replace an existing non-historic storefront as detailed in the three items set forth above.The above resolution passed by a vote of 32 in favor; 0 opposed; 1 abstaining.