I'm doing a little guestwriting over at Curbed today and tomorrow... I posted this earlier...
When we last checked in on 326 and 328 East Fourth Street in November, preservation groups were fighting a losing battle to landmark the former Uranian Phalanstery and First New York Gnostic Lyceum Temple, an artists’ collective and burial society.
The Landmarks Preservation Commission said the buildings didn’t merit landmarking status, giving developer Terrence Lowenberg and penthouse-making architect Ramy Issac the green light to add two stories to the top here between Avenue C and D.
The 170-year-old buildings have been undergoing a gut renovation in recent months. We caught a glimpse behind the plywood, and didn’t see much of the guts left.
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
City doesn't give a shit about these historic East Village townhouses