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Petitioning Commissioner Robert B. Tierney Landmarks Preservation Committee and 2 others

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


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.

Letter to
Commissioner Robert B. Tierney Landmarks Preservation Committee
NYC Council Member Rosie Mendez
NYC Council Speaker Christine C. Quinn
I just signed the following petition addressed to: Landmarks Preservation Committee.

It would be such a loss to our community to have a new tall hotel building twice the size of this landmarked treasure on East 4th Street. Please sign this to help protect it!
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Reject Proposal for Development of 27 East 4th Street, NY, NY

We the undersigned would like to express our concern about the proposed development at 27 East 4th Street adjacent to the landmarked the 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 our East 4th Street block, and does not relate to the small scale of the Museum.

We also request that the strictest of construction standards be applied to this proposed building so that the structural integrity of the Merchant’s House is not in any way compromised.

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Sincerely,