Various residents and and preservationists came out last night at a CB2 meeting to oppose plans for a nine-story hotel next door to the landmarked Merchant's House on East Fourth Street. Plans call for demolishing the one-level garage/repair shop adjacent to the circa 1832 Merchant's House.
There are concerns that the construction next door would harm the landmarked Museum.
As DNAinfo reported, CB2's Landmarks Committee unanimously voted to deny the application. The proposal will go before CB2's full board meeting on May 24.
Anyway, you haven't seen the last of this proposal, which will likely be modified to a 4- or 5-story structure.
Curbed has coverage from last night here.