14 East 60th Street
Replace a window, install signage, and alter steps at the ground story.
Upper East Side Historic District
A Beaux-Arts style hotel building designed by R.C. Gildersleeve and built in 1902. Application is to replace a window, install signage, and alter steps at the ground story.
CB8 Hearing: 10/07/13 (Approved)
LPC Hearing: 10/08/13 (Approved)
FRIENDS Testimony: The proposed reconfiguration of the steps at 14 East 60th Street will be an improvement, and will complement the steps already in place at other entries to the building. The new casement window was also found to enhance the street level façade. The pin-mounted brass-finished signage and the illuminated menu box are consistent with other signage on the building, and were found to be appropriate. However, the Preservation Committee at FRIENDS notes that there is only one sign for Rouge Tomate, and this proposal includes two. The applicant might consider eliminating the vinyl signage on the transom window, which has no precedent at the building. FRIENDS recommends Commission approval of this application.