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City plans hearing over NYPD’s illegal alterations to stable building

January 16, 2012 11:30AM

The City Landmarks Preservation Commission will hold a hearing Feb. 7 to determine whether to legalize illegal changes made to an historic stable building at 19 Varick Street by the New York Police Department, DNAinfo reported.

The police department violated city landmarks law last summer by cutting a hole in the back of the 1st Precinct’s stable building — a 100-year-old property between Ericsson Place and N. Moore Street– and installing a staircase leading up to a new entrance on the second floor, DNAinfo said.

The NYPD should have gone to LPC for permission to make alterations to the building, which was converted into a new command post for officers patrolling the World Trade Center site, said Lisi de Bourbon, spokesperson for LPC. [DNAinfo]