The proposed extension of the Noho Historic District, outlined in red above and containing 56 buildings, was unanimously approved by the Landmarks Preservation Commission today, our friends at the GVSHP tell us. The area now protected includes Bond Street, Great Jones Street and bits of Lafayette Street and the Bowery. Would 40 Bond, 48 Bond or 25 Bond exist if this designation had come a couple years earlier? We shudder at even considering that question. It does appear that the owner of the old Screw Factory at 30 Great Jones Street made the smart move by demolishing the building to beat the designation, if tearing down a snazzy 110-year-old piece of architecture and making Christopher Gray sad can be considered a smart move.
· Landmark Screw Problems [Curbed]