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 way was not retained as part of the building renovation so the sidewalk in front of the house reverted to part of the public right of way. The current work involves an application of revocable consent 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 is to reconfigure the front steps and replace the iron railing in a style that matches the scale and character of railings found throughout the neighborhood. The design was approved by the NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission in June, 2017.
New York, NY
Front area railing restoration