New bluestone steps and iron railings were installed to secure the front of the property and create a more graceful entrance to the house. The original stoop and railings were removed from this Greenwich Village rowhouse in 1932 when the house was converted into a single room occupancy. The front area was not retained as part of the building renovation so the area in front of the house reverted back to the public right of way. The new front area required an application for a waiver with the DOT to recapture the land originally controlled by the house. The new design creates a semi-public apron at the base of the house which is characteristic of most of the houses along Horatio Street. The proposal to the New York City Landmark Commission recommended a replacement iron railing matching the style, scale and character of railings found on several adjacent houses.
Location: Greenwich Village, New York City
Design of new entrance steps and railings.
Landmarks application and full LPC presentation.
DOT applications and permits.
Contract documentation and construction administration.