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48 East 64th Street

Building Name

48 East 64th Street

Architect

John G. Prague

Year(s) Built

1883-84

Application Description

Construct rear yard additions and a rooftop bulkhead, and excavate the basement and rear yard

Designation

Upper East Side Historic District

48 East 64th Street
Project Information:

A neo-Grec style rowhouse, designed by John G. Prague, and built in 1883-84. Application is to construct rear yard additions and a rooftop bulkhead, and excavate the basement and rear yard.

CB8 Hearing: 09/16/13 (Approved)
LPC Hearing: 10/08/13 (Laid Over); 10/22/13 (Laid Over); 11/19/13 (Approved)

FRIENDS Testimony:

While not part of this application, the Preservation Committee at FRIENDS commends the design team for their careful reconstruction of the stoop and entry door at 48 East 64th Street. However, while the added bulk in this proposal is minimal and appropriate, the design of the rear addition was found to be incoherent, with excessively large glazing. With a consistent railing design and a reduction in the amount of glass, the committee could support Commission approval of this proposal.