Merchant’s House

Merchant’s House Museum Files Lawsuit to Block 8-Story Hotel Development

Posted August 7, 2018 at 5:07 am

In case you missed it… The Merchant’s House Museum is not going down without a fight. The landmark building on East 4th Street – the first to be designated as such in 1965 – two weeks ago filed a lawsuit to block the eight-story hotel proposed on its western flank, according to the Wall Street […]

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City Planning Commission to Consider Merchant’s House Adjacent Hotel Tomorrow

Posted July 10, 2018 at 5:02 am

The City Planning Commission will hold a hearing tomorrow to discuss a potential zoning change that would help yield an eight-story boutique hotel beside the 1832-era Merchant’s House Museum. Community Board 2 outright denied the proposition at the end of May. Now, it’s the real show. (The Landmark Preservation Commission did previously approve the plans.) […]

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CB2 Full Board Upholds Denial of Zoning Change for Merchant’s House Adjacent Hotel

Posted June 5, 2018 at 5:03 am

More good news to report on the Merchant’s House front. Community Board 2 last week fully upheld the denial levied at committee for a zoning change for a proposed hotel beside the historic landmark. (#dontmesswithGertrude) While this is a major victory for the Merchant’s House (aka Tredwell House), the CB2 judgment is solely a recommendation. […]

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CB2 Backs Merchant’s House in Denial of Zoning Change for Adjacent Hotel

Posted May 10, 2018 at 5:10 am

The Merchant’s House Museum scored a victory last night, garnering support from Community Board 2 over the proposed hotel on its western flank. In front of a packed house, the Land Use subcommittee yesterday voted to deny the zoning text amendments required for the hotel developers to proceed. However, this determination is simply a recommendation, […]

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CB2 to Hear Zoning Changes for Merchant’s House Adjacent Hotel

Posted May 9, 2018 at 5:08 am

The Merchant’s House Museum, the endangered 186-year-old city landmark on East Fourth Street, continues its fight against the threat of an eight-story hotel development at its doorstep. Before the developers can proceed, though, there is a uniform review process that must happen. Only a change to the current zoning on the block would allow the new development to […]

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Six Years Later, City Planning to Consider 8-Story Hotel Beside Historic Merchant’s House

Posted April 10, 2018 at 5:00 am

Those plans for an eight-story (100 feet) hotel beside the historic Merchant’s House Museum on East Fourth Street are back in play six years later. Then, as now, local preservationists are concerned about the impact this major construction will invariably have on the structural integrity of the building. As previously reported, the development will rise […]

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Third LPC Hearing for 9-Story Noho Hotel is Tomorrow; Merchant’s House Advocates Continue Fight

Posted April 7, 2014 at 5:30 am

It’s a battle fought on the Lower East Side for two straight years. The third, and possibly final Landmarks Preservation Commission hearing for that 9-story Noho Hotel at 27 East Fourth Street is set for tomorrow. Once again, neighbors and preservationists are gearing up for a fight, as the Merchant’s House Museum is directly threatened […]

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LPC Hearing Scheduled for 9-Story NoHo Hotel Tomorrow; Preservationists Rallying the Troops

Posted February 10, 2014 at 6:05 am

That nine-story NoHo hotel proposed for 27 East Fourth Street is back on the real estate radar after a year of almost complete radio silence. Last we checked in, the Landmarks Preservation Commission had again denied architect Ed Carroll’s proposal for the parcel, land that currently hosts the one-level brick garage constructed by Herman Kron […]

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LPC Hearing Tomorrow for Proposed 9-Story Hotel on 4th Street

Posted March 11, 2013 at 10:19 am

Developers are still angling to construct a new nine-story hotel at 27 East Fourth Street.

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Landmarks Preservation Commission Postpones Hearing for Merchant’s House Hotel

Posted June 18, 2012 at 6:09 am

Some heartening news just trickled down the pike regarding that proposed nine-story hotel at 27 East Fourth Street.

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