133 East 65th Street
Upper East Side Historic District
An Italianate style house designed by F.S. Barus and built in 1871-72. Application is to install an awning and a post sign.
CB8 Hearing: 07/18/16 (Approved)
LPC Hearing: 07/26/16 (Approved)
The proposed awning is simple, tasteful, and in keeping with the character of the historic district. Since it does not extend onto the sidewalk, the awning will not be obtrusive. In addition, the width of the awning – stretching across two masonry openings – is proportionate to the base and sidewalk café area. The endearing post sign will bring visibility to the restaurant from Lexington Avenue, and will replicate the sign that was in place when the building was designated. The precedent for a standing sign makes the proposal appropriate for this specific building. FRIENDS supports this application.