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18 East 16th Street (between Fifth Avenue and Union Square West)

WHEREAS, 18 East 16th Street is located in the Ladies' Mile Historic District and has applied to LPC for approval of replacement of the ground floor storefront; and

WHEREAS, This is a Beaux-Arts style store and loft building designed by Benjamin Levitan and built in 1905-07; and

WHEREAS, The Application is to install storefront infill, signage, lighting, and an awning; and

WHEREAS, The existing metal storefront framing and glazing as well as the roll down gate and all associated housings (at top and at sides), including the boxed out framing at either side of the original opening will be removed; and

WHEREAS, The storefront will be restored to its original dimensions; and

WHEREAS, A new painted wood framed storefront assembly, a new sign and a new retractable awning will be installed and a new banner will be placed on the existing flagpole; and

WHEREAS, The design, materials and finishes are considered appropriate for the building and comparable to neighboring buildings; and

WHEREAS, The renovation will be an improvement over the existing storefront condition; therefore be it

RESOLVED, Community Board Five recommends approval of the application for the storefront replacement at 18 East 16th Street.

The above resolution passed by a vote of 34 in favor; 0 opposed; 1 abstaining.

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