141 Clinton Street To Sprout Rooftop Stair Bulkhead

141ClintonStreet_20150303_01If you’re walking on Schermerhorn Street towards Clinton Street, you might notice something new. The building at 141 Clinton Street will be getting a rooftop stair bulkhead to replace the existing hatch. This will allow the residents to make use of the roof as the plan presented included a “piped gas outdoor barbecue.”

141ClintonStreet_20150303_02On Tuesday, the Landmarks Preservation Commission approved the plan presented by architect Marc Ackerson of Manhattan-based Field Lines Architecture, though there were conditions. The bulkhead should all be one color and the eave should be thinner. Ackerson did not object.

141ClintonStreet_20150303_03LPC Chair Meenakshi Srinivasan called the proposal “modest in the footprint.” Judy Stanton of the Brooklyn Heights Association also supported it, saying it would have “minimal impact.” In fact, it should be visible from a small spot on Schermerhorn Street.

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Evan Bindelglass is a local freelance journalist, photographer, cinephile, and foodie. You can e-mail him, follow him on Twitter @evabin, or check out his personal blog.

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  • Mary

    There are currently two rooftop party venues, within the landmark district, right outside my windows. Music, whooping and hollering. Used to be, the higher the floor the more privacy. Not a concern, BHA?

  • http://www.incase.org Peter Myers

    Many brownstones added an extra floor in late 19th Century when there was a tax exemption. However, the new top floor often had less courses of bricks, thus, a rooftop platform would not be adequately supported. An engineer forbad adding such a roof platform in a building I lived in. (also you could see the fact that the original top floor had a slanted roof where the bricks were exposed, and that the “top” was added much later than the original construction).

  • http://www.incase.org Peter Myers

    The slanted attic was converted to a new top floor, you can see the zig zag brick pattern if you have exposed bricks. So be careful.