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1151 BROADWAY (Madison Square North Historic District) between 26-27th Streets.  Application is to legalize the removal of metal panels on the facade without permits from the Landmarks Preservation Commission.

WHEREAS, This four-story masonry dwelling was built in the mid-19th Century and altered in 1924 when a new brick façade was installed, and further altered in 1947 in the modern style by Morris Whinston when ceramic-tile covered metal panels were added to the entire façade covering the brickwork, and appeared in this manner at the time of designation; and

WHEREAS, Several of the metal panels were loosened and fell during a wind storm, necessitating the installation of a sidewalk bridge, which subsequently revealed the deterioration of the remaining panels, which were then removed by the applicant without Landmarks Preservation Commission approval, resulting in the issuance of a violation; and

WHEREAS, The applicant has agreed to restore the building to its pre-l947 condition and repoint the brickwork, restoring it to its earliest and most historic condition, as verified by an historic photo predating the 1947 renovation; therefore be it

RESOLVED, That Community Board Five recommends approval for the legalization of the façade change and repointing.

The above resolution passed with a vote of 21 in favor, 0 opposed, 1 abstention.  

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