architecture and planning, p.c.
The front steps and railings were removed 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 to part of the public right of way. The current work involves an application for a waiver with the DOT to recapture the land originally controlled by the house. This would provide a semi-public apron at the base of the house which is characteristic of most all houses along Horatio Street. The proposal to the New York City Landmark Commission will recommend a replacement iron railing that matches the style, scale and character of a railing design that is found on several adjacent houses.
New York, NY
Front area railing restoration