Landmarks


80 White Street in September 2014, image via Google Maps

Landmarked Chinatown Warehouse at 80 White Street Set to Become Offices, Apartment

A 150-year-old landmarked warehouse at 80 White Street in Chinatown is about to become offices, retail, and one apartment.

Alteration plans were filed with the Department of Buildings yesterday to convert the six-story loft building between Broadway and Lafayette Street. Construction tool manufacturing company General Tools has occupied the building for decades, and the firm’s former chairman, Gerald Weinstein, has owned the property for at least 40 years. Tax photos from the ’70s show the firm’s name emblazoned above the cast iron columns on the ground floor.

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Engine Company No. 23

The History of Little Engine 23, at 215 West 58th Street

Not everything happening on or near Billionaires’ Row is supertall. Some of it is supersmall, relatively speaking. Two months ago, the Landmarks Preservation Commission approved the restoration and renovation of an individual landmark in the midst of the coming towers. That gives us the perfect opportunity to tell you a little bit about Engine Company No. 23.

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11 East 75th Street

Owner Denied Permission To Combine Three Upper East Side Properties Into Mansion At 11-15 East 75th Street

In July of 2015, Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich closed on the purchase of the five-story townhouse at 13 East 75th Street, on the Upper East Side, for $30 million, completing an assemblage which includes the multi-family building at 11 East 75th Street and the townhouse at 15 East 75th Street. So far, Abramovich has spent a total $78 million acquiring the three properties, and within the last few months, filed applications to combine them into an 18,225-square-foot mansion. The New York Post now reports the applications were, unsurprisingly, disapproved. Combining the buildings would be complex since the structures have uneven floor plates and the Landmarks Preservation Commission would have to approve the project, as it’s located within the Upper East Side Historic District. Stephen Wang + Associates was serving as the architect of record.


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