On Friday, the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation (GVSHP) noted that he city had already issued permits to develop the historic townhouses at 326 and 328 E. Fourth St.
Here's a look at the approved work plans...
The plans show that two floors will be added to the existing structure. The architect is Ramy Issacs, who New York magazine dubbed "The controversial penthouse king of the East Village." DOB records show that Terrence Lowenberg owns the buildings. Lowenberg is also behind the renovations at 147 First Avenue, as Curbed reported.
Per the GVSHP: "This was a tragic mistake by the city, allowing these wonderful pieces of the East Village and the city’s history to be destroyed, especially given the very poor track record of the architect in this case."
They continue: "In spite of this tragic loss, GVSHP is moving forward with our project to thoroughly document the history of every building in the East Village as part of a broader effort to push for expanded landmark protections in this historic, under-protected neighborhood."
The Times has more on the history of the buildings here back in September ...
Previously on EV Grieve:
Historic East Fourth Street artists' collective soon to be condos
Two side-by-side townhouses on East Fourth Street await your renovation