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857 Broadway on the Northwest corner of Broadway and East 17th Street (Ladies Mile Historic District).  Application to renovate storefront and to remove violations for illegal work done without Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) permits.

WHEREAS, This four-story, neo-Grec style converted dwelling was originally built in 1847-48 for Peter Goelet, and was later converted from  a private residence to commercial use in the l850's; and

WHEREAS, Signage, awnings, and air conditioning were installed without LPC permission, and according to the applicant have been removed; and

WHEREAS, The proposed installation of storefront guard rails with planters, as well as new colored striped awnings do not seem appropriate to the historic district; and

WHEREAS, The applicant plans to:

WHEREAS, The applicant plans to replicate what little remains of the original storefronts, using wooden frames; therefore be it

RESOLVED, That Community Board Five recommends approval of the application with reservations, i.e. the guard rails, planters and striped awnings.

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

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