The largest cathedral in the world is in Manhattan, but is not a city landmark. That could soon change. On Tuesday, the Landmarks Preservation Commission voted to calendar a public hearing on the designation of the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine.
On Tuesday, the Landmarks Preservation Commission held public hearings on six proposed designations. One was for a complex in East New York, Brooklyn and the latter five were for properties in Midtown East.
Adrian Devenyi, doing business as an anonymous Long Island-based LLC, has filed applications for a four-story, single-family townhouse at 311 Vanderbilt Avenue, in Clinton Hill. The structure will measure 8,975 square feet, of which 5,618 square feet will be utilized as livable residential space. The townhouse will include a fitness center, a laundry room, and storage space in the cellar, followed by a single-car garage on the ground floor. Residential space will fill the rest of the ground floor and the second through fourth floors. The structure will be topped by a roof terrace and solar panel equipment. Brooklyn-based Ramona Albert Architecture is the architect of record. The 15-foot-wide, 2,730-square-foot block-thru lot is vacant on the Vanderbilt Avenue side, but occupied by a three-story townhouse on the other side at 312 Clinton Avenue. The property sits within the Clinton Hill Historic District, which means the Landmarks Preservation Commission must approve the new building’s design.
In 2006, a doctor involved in a bitter divorce destroyed his four-story townhouse on the Upper East Side. The explosion also killed the doctor, earning him the nickname “Dr. Boom.” Now, there is a new approved proposal for what will fill the vacant lot.
On Tuesday, a proposal for a 10-story office building, to be located at 363 Lafayette Street, went before the Landmarks Preservation Commission. The commissioners could not agree on the appropriateness of the design and did…