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3 East 18 Street, application to install a banner and flagpoles.

WHEREAS, 3 East 18th Street, aka 109-111 Fifth Avenue in the Ladies Mile Historic District is a neo-Renaissance style loft building designed by William Schickel & Co. and built in 1894-95; and

 WHEREAS, The applicant, Daffy’s (The bargain store for millionaires), was a tenant of the entire retail space for two decades and had two flagpoles and banners which still remain at the corner of the building, one located on 5th Avenue, and one located on W 18th Street; and

 WHEREAS, In 2006, Daffy’s vacated the westernmost part of the space and relocated its retail activity to the easternmost part of the space; and

 WHEREAS, The applicant is proposing to install a flagpole and a banner to be located over the new entrance of the store in the middle of the 18th Street façade; and WHEREAS, The flagpole would be affixed onto the 2nd floor window frame and would not induce stone penetration; and

 WHEREAS, The banner would be no larger than the Daffy’s previously existing banner and the new flagpole would be at the same angle as the remaining two flagpoles at the corner of the building; therefore be it

RESOLVED, That despite discouragement from the Landmarks Preservation on new banners and flagpoles attached to buildings on side streets in the Ladies Mile Historic District, Community Board Five recommends approval of the application for a flagpole and banner at 3 East 18th Street.

The above resolution passed by a vote of 19 in favor; 5 opposed; 6 abstentions.

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