Pity the Small Buildings

Ponte Related Don Hills block of SpringI heard an interesting rumor the other day…. Related Companies is said to be in talks with Ponte Equities about finding a way to develop (i.e., tear down and rebuild) the entire block of Spring between Renwick and Greenwich. That would help explain why the Emerald Pub closed and why nothing came of plans to open a new establishment in the Don Hill’s space…. One potential snag is that 310 Spring, home of the new-ish bar Lazy Point, is a landmark. (See arrow below.) But as we’ve seen, the Landmarks Preservation Commission can be flexible when it comes to small buildings. 310 Spring was designated a landmark in 2012. From the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation: “Built c. 1818-19, 310 Spring Street is […] the last extant building of its era on that block. It was built for Dennison and Lydia Wood and stands as a reminder of the building boom that occurred in this area in the late 1810s. Its location near the Hudson River is also significant; Dennison Wood was a ship captain who transported cotton from Savannah to New York until 1830.” There’s a PDF of the LPC’s report on this page.

Related is already mid-construction on a big rental building over on Hudson and condos (on land bought from Ponte) at 268 West.

Lazy Point landmark