Letter to Derek Lee, Manhattan Borough Commissioner, Regarding 178 Bleecker Street

January 21, 2010

Derek Lee, R.A. Manhattan Borough Commissioner New York City Department of Buildings 280 Broadway New York, NY 10007

Dear Borough Commissioner Lee:

We are writing to thank the New York City Department of Buildings (DOB) for its thorough review of plans submitted for a new building at 178 Bleecker Street in Manhattan, which resulted in DOB’s January 7, 2010 notice of Intent to Revoke Approval for the construction of an eight-story building on the site.

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