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23 West 23rd St., Ladies' Mile Historic District - application for storefront construction

WHEREAS, 23 West 23rd Street is a four-story commercial building, converted from an Italianate dwelling built between 1860- 1862, located in the Ladies' Mile Historic District, between Avenue of the Americas and Fifth Avenue; and

WHEREAS, The first floor, a 3-bay storefront, is not original to the residential building or the 1874 commercial conversion nor the 1903 redesign as a loft and retail building; and

WHEREAS, The proposed new storefront maintains a three-bay configuration consisting of a framed display window and two framed glass doors, one for the retail store and the other for access to the upper floors; and

WHEREAS, The lintels and pier configuration mimic the proportions and placement of the historic upper stories; therefore, be it

RESOLVED, Community Board Five recommends approval of the application for a new storefront at 23 West 23rd Street.

The above resolution passed by a vote of 31 in favor; 0 opposed; 1 abstaining.

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