On Tuesday, the Landmarks Preservation Commission heard two different applications to convert structures in the West Village from three units to single-family use. The first was approved. The second, far more visible and controversial, was not approved.
The chief executive officer of telecom company Altice, Dexter Goei, has filed applications to convert the three-story, 11-unit residential building at 138-140 West 11th Street, in Greenwich Village, into a single-family mansion. The plans were initially revealed over the summer when Goei acquired the 12,000-square-foot property, but the alteration permits offer additional details.
A quintet of former hospital buildings in Upper Manhattan are on their way to becoming part of a residential development. On Tuesday, the Landmarks Preservation Commission approved alterations and infill for former parts of St. Luke’s Hospital, now known as Mount Sinai St. Luke’s, in Morningside Heights.
On Tuesday, the Landmarks Preservation Commission approved a major expansion of the American Museum of Natural History.
Three months after a presentation that left West Village residents outraged, a revised proposal for a mega-mansion at 85-89 Jane Street has won over the Landmarks Preservation Commission.