63 East 92nd Street
Edward Webber (alterations)
1886; 1928 (alterations)
Carnegie Hill Historic District
A row house built in 1886 and altered in the neo-Colonial style by Edward Webber in 1928. Application is to construct rooftop and rear yard additions and alter front and rear facades.
CB8 Hearing: 06/20/12 (Disapproved)
LPC Hearing: 06/19/12 (Approved with Modifications)
The architect’s approach for the front façade of 63 East 92nd Street is to restore characteristics shown in the 1940s tax photo and to relate the façade more closely to the adjacent property at 65 East 92nd Street. While this was deemed an appropriate decision, our Preservation Committee questions certain design choices such as the removal of the shutters. Present in the 1940s tax photo, these characteristic features were called out specifically in the designation report. Should these not, therefore, be included in the restoration?
The visibility of the rooftop addition was also found to be problematic, as it alters the character of the building. This addition should be pushed back from the front façade, minimizing its visibility from the public way.
Lastly, the rear addition was found to be modest, but our committee regrets the loss of the multi-paned windows on the first and second floors. FRIENDS respectfully asks the Commission to work with applicant in addressing these issues before moving forward with this application.