As one of the oldest surviving houses in Manhattan, 57 Sullivan Street has born witness to and participated in the story of the evolution of housing in New York City. It started as a single-family house at its inception in the early nineteenth century. As the demographics of the neighborhood changed, it became multi-family housing for Italian immigrants. Today it has returned to a single-family residence. And of course a lot happened in between.
This is only part of the story of this house. The story of its consideration as a New York City landmark is equally as compelling and complex. And on February 23, 2016, the LPC will take a step forward, one way or the other, on whether to designate this structure exemplary both for its architecture and history. Read the rest of this entry »
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