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653 5th Avenue (Cartier), application for ADA entrance, new storefront, general construction and finishes

WHEREAS, Cartier is an individual landmark, and elegant townhouse, originally the Morton Plant House, erected in l903-05 for Plant, a banker, yachtsman and baseball club owner, and designed by Robert Gibson and C.P.H. Gilbert; and

WHEREAS, In l9l7 it was successfully converted to a distinguished commercial building when Cartier Jewelers moved in; and

WHEREAS, The application is to restore an original side street entrance, clock and ornate balcony, add new wrought iron gates and to alter the storefront at that entrance; and

WHEREAS, Great care is being taken to do the work on this very beautiful mansion and bring back this magnificent and ornate entrance; therefore be it

RESOLVED, That Community Board Five recommends approval of the Certificate of Appropriateness application by Cartier. 

The  above resolution passed with a vote of 22 in favor, 0 opposed, 1 abstention.  

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