Squadron: Permit to Expand 315 East 10th Street Raises Serious Questions

Daniel L. Squadron

January 17, 2012

NEW YORK -- State Senator Daniel Squadron released the following statement upon the Landmarks Preservation Commission's unanimous vote to approve the East 10th Street Historic District, which came hours after the Department of Buildings approved a rooftop addition at 315 East 10th Street:

The unanimous LPC vote in favor of the East 10th Street Historic District is an important victory for those of us who want to see the Lower East Side and East Village's vibrant history and character last for generations to come. But the timing of DOB's permit to allow the expansion of 315 East 10th Street is disturbing and raises serious questions about coordination between city agencies. This only underscores how critical it is that we continue our work to protect this historic neighborhood.

Senator Squadron's testimony in support of the East 10th Street Historic District is available here.