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24 West 23rd Street (Ladies’ Mile Historic District). Application to legalize the installation of a flagpole and banner erected without Landmarks Preservation Commission permits

WHEREAS, N.Y. Marble & Ceramic is seeking a Certificate of Appropriateness to legalize a flagpole and banner placed at the 2nd story of this Italianate-style rowhouse, which was built in 1854 and altered with the addition of a two-story cast iron storefront in l898; and

WHEREAS, There is another flagpole and banner at a slightly different location on the 2nd floor of this building and the legality of this signage is questionable; therefore be it

RESOLVED, That Community Board Five does not recommend the legalization of this current signage at 24 West 23rd Street located within the Ladies’ Mile Historic District, and suggests that the applicant return to the Landmarks Preservation Commission to inquire about alternative and historically appropriate signage, such as a bracket sign.

The above resolution passed with a vote of 26 in favor, 0 opposed, 1 abstention.  

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