CB3 Looks to Support Landmarking of Seward Park Library

Seward Park Library. Photo via Flickr – wallyg.

Here’s a last minute reminder about tonight’s CB3 landmarks subcommittee hearing.  Among the items on the agenda, a resolution in support of landmark designation for the Seward Park Library, 192 East Broadway.

The 1909, 5-story limestone Renaissance-inspired building was one of 67 branch libraries funded by industrialist Andrew Carnegie. In her book, The Lower East Side Remembered and Revisited, Joyce Mendelsohn notes that Leon Trotsky spent time at the library when he visited New York in 1917.  The Landmarks Commission announced late last year it would schedule a public hearing on the library application, but there’s no date yet.  It’s not expected to be a controversial item, but a supportive resolution from the community board always helps.

Also on the agenda tonight, proposals for renovations at 117 2nd Avenue and a restoration at Middle Collegiate Church, 50 East 7th Street.  The meeting takes place at the BRC Senior Center, 30 Delancey Street, beginning at 6:30 p.m. More info available on CB3′s web site.