5 West 8th Street

Application Closed

Greenwich Village Historic District
Between Fifth and Sixth Avenues


1) From the LPC agenda: A neo-Classical style apartment building designed by Hugo Kafka, and built in 1900-02. Application is to alter the ground floor and install lighting, a marquee, and signage.

2) LPC Designation Report: An architectural and historical description of the building is available in the designation report.

3) Photos of the application: Available in PDF.

4) Receive updates by email:
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1) Community Board 2 public hearing:
Monday, October 15, 2012 at 6:30pm
194 Mercer Street, Room 203

As this information is subject to change, please visit the community board’s website for the latest available agenda. This application is scheduled to be shown publicly for the first time at CB2’s Landmarks & Public Aesthetics Committee public hearing. Public attendance and comments are welcome (note: this will be the first opportunity for the public to comment on this application).

2) Landmarks Preservation Commission public hearing:

Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at time TBD
The Municipal Building, 1 Centre Street, 9th Floor North, public hearing room

On the Friday afternoon before the hearing, please check the LPC public calendar on the right-hand side of their website for the approximate hearing time (we recommend that you arrive 30 minutes prior). Note that items can sometimes be postponed (laid over) to a future date. At this hearing, the Commission will officially vote to approve or deny the application, or ask that the applicant return at a later date with revisions. Public attendance and testimony are welcome (note: this will most likely be the last opportunity for public comment on this application).

3) Email Community Board 2 or the Landmarks Preservation Commission
If you cannot attend the public hearings but would still like to comment, please click here to contact the Community Board or the Landmarks Preservation Commission. Be sure to send them your comments before the hearing dates indicated above.



This section provides updates if there are changes to the hearing dates listed above, which includes instances when an application has been laid over (aka postponed). If applicable, LPC public meeting dates for this application will also be tracked here. You can read more about public meetings on our blog, Off the Grid.

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As of:

  • 11/21/12: Approved at LPC on 11/20; application now closed.
  • 11/16/12: LPC hearing rescheduled for 11/20.
  • 10/29/12: Postponed due to Hurricane Sandy; future date TBD.
  • 10/19/12: The original LPC hearing date of 10/23 has been postponed until 10/30.
  • 10/4/12: Rescheduled for CB2 hearing on 10/15 and LPC hearing on 10/23.
  • 9/25/12: Laid over at CB2 and LPC. Future date TBD.
  • 9/12/12: Rescheduled for CB2 hearing on September 24th.
  • 8/28/12: Laid over at CB2 and LPC. Future date TBD.