825 Fifth Avenue
Replace the sidewalk and alter the areaway
Upper East Side Historic District
A neo-Classical style apartment building designed by J.E.R. Carpenter and built in 1926. Application is to replace the sidewalk and alter the areaway.
CB8 Hearing: 05/18/15 (Approved)
LPC Hearing: 05/19/15 (Laid-over); 06/16/15 (Approved)
Our Committee found the replacement of the concrete sidewalk with bluestone to be a welcome change. While we are generally opposed to any incursions into the public way, the increased area of the planting beds will align with those of the neighboring buildings. We would like to highlight, however, that in combination with the larger tree-pits, the sidewalk will be substantially diminished.
Although we regret the reduction of the sidewalk, the Preservation Committee at FRIENDS supports the application.