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149 5th Avenue (btw. East 21st and East 22nd Streets) - Application to replace chimney extension

At the scheduled monthly meeting of Community Board Five on Thursday, June 13, 2013, the Board passed the following resolution by a vote of 41 in favor; 0 opposed; 1 abstaining:

WHEREAS, 149 5th Avenue (btw. East 21st and East 22nd Streets) is located in the Ladies' Mile Historic District and is adjacent to a four story building at 927 Broadway which has a chimney extension running eleven stories high along the north wall of 149 5th Avenue; and

WHEREAS, This brick and masonry chimney extension has become badly deteriorated and caused damage to both buildings from water infiltration and condensation; and

WHEREAS, The owners of 149 5th Avenue have requested LPC to approve a new, repositioned, stainless steel chimney extension, to be powder coated and painted a buff color to match the color of the face brick on the north wall of 149 5th Avenue, running further to the rear of 149 5th Avenue, to make it appear less intrusive than the existing chimney extension; therefore, be it

RESOLVED, Community Board Five recommends approval of the Certificate of Appropriateness for 149 5th Avenue (btw. East 21st and East 22nd Streets) in accordance with the Plans and Specifications presented to CB5.

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