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18 West 18th Street (Books of Wonder and Cupcake café), application to relocate a banner sign from 16 West 18th Street to current location

WHEREAS, 18 West 18th Street is a Beaux-Arts style store and loft building, designed by Buchman and Fox and built in 1902-04; and

WHEREAS, The owner of Books of Wonder, a children’s bookstore, at 18 West 18th Street was until very recently the tenant on the ground floor of the adjacent building at 16 West 18th Street; and

WHEREAS, The applicant would like to relocate his banner sign from 16 West 18th Street to his current location on the ground floor at 18 West 18th Street.  He will utilize the same pole and banner with the same dimensions of 3.6’ wide and 5.6’ tall, and with the same coloring and lettering; and

WHEREAS, The hole where the pole was at 16 West 18th Street would be repaired and its new position would be centered above the bookstore; therefore be it

RESOLVED, That Community Board Five recommends approval for the installation of the banner and pole to the bookstore at 18 West 18th Street, moving it from the Cupcake Café at 16 West 18th Street.

The above resolution passed with a vote of 20 in favor, 0 opposed, 1 abstention.    

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