Property owner Jeff Alexander and developer Summit Equities are planning to convert the six-story manufacturing building at 39 Clarkson Street, in the West Village, into nine condominiums. According to DNAinfo, three more stories will be added up top, and the cellar will be excavated to accommodate four parking spaces. A variance from the city is required for the conversion.
The Stonewall Inn, located at 51-53 Christopher Street, has been designated an individual landmark by the Landmarks Preservation Commission. The unanimous vote took place Tuesday shortly before noon and was greeted by a roar of applause. This unusual move gives the bar’s history as part the LGBT rights movement the official city recognition many say it deserves.
The amalgam of renovated St Vincent’s hospital buildings and handsome new brick that make up Greenwich Lane are slowly moving toward completion between West 11th Street, West 12th Street and Seventh Avenue. YIMBY toured the development and its supermarket-turned-sales office earlier this week, and lead architect Dan Kaplan from FXFOWLE explained the design and thought process behind the five buildings and five townhouses that make up the complex.
The Stonewall Inn, landmark of the LGBT movement, is a step closer to becoming an actual landmark. On Tuesday, the Landmarks Preservation Commission voted to schedule (or calendar, in LPC speak) a public hearing to designate the bar at 51-53 Christopher Street as an individual landmark. That hearing will take place on Tuesday, June 23.
Landmarking and NIMBYism severely limit new construction in the West Village, but every once in a while, a longtime property owner finds a way to redevelop a small, un-landmarked plot. And so a new building application has been filed for a six-story, 20-unit development at 51 Carmine Street, on the corner of Bedford Street.