Tell Landmarks to Reject Proposal for 9 Story Hotel at 27 East 4th St
  • Petitioning Landmarks Preservation Committee

This petition will be delivered to:

Commissioner Robert B. Tierney
Landmarks Preservation Committee
NYC Council Member
Rosie Mendez
NYC Council Speaker
Christine C. Quinn

Tell Landmarks to Reject Proposal for 9 Story Hotel at 27 East 4th St

    1. Teresa Uthurralt
    2. Petition by

      Teresa Uthurralt

      New York, NY

We the undersigned would like to request that the Landmarks Preservation Committee reject the proposed development a 9 story hotel at 27 East 4th Street adjacent to the landmarked Merchant’s House Museum, the only remaining preserved family home from the 19th century in New York City.

The proposed building, at 9 stories tall (twice the height of the Museum) and without any setbacks, would overwhelm and detract from the special architectural and historic character of the Merchant’s House Museum. Its excessive size and bulk is not respectful of the historical context of the Museum and does not relate to its small scale.

We also request that the strictest of construction standards be applied to any proposed building on this site so that the structural integrity of the Merchant’s House is not in any way compromised.  Given the antiquity of the Merchant's House and the extreme narrowness of the lot at 27 East 4th Street, this is critical.

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    Reasons for signing

    • Theresa Mullarkey NEW YORK, NY
      • 6 months ago

      My Landmarked apartment is across the street from MoMA's soon to be build 1050 foot tower--taller than the Chrysler Building.

    • sara henderson NEW YORK, NY
      • 6 months ago

      Because many of Landmarks recent decisions have been without bases and have set a very dangerous and bad precedent. This is just one of them. When will it end ? When New York City has no more historical neighborhoods? .

    • catherine gerard SINGER ISLAND, FL
      • 6 months ago

      It is part of our history. Do not destroy iy!

    • Anthony Franks TAKOMA PARK, MD
      • 6 months ago

      During my frequent visits "home" to New York, often with friends, this museum and area are a significant stop and represents a part of City history that is almost totally lost, and has the advantage of being open to the public.

    • Ethel Tyus BROOKLYN, NY
      • 6 months ago

      same thing can happen on commercial strip at the end of my block


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