201 East 17th Street

The plaza occurs at multiple levels on the three street sides of this full block-front building. On the east side of Third Avenue between East 17th and 18th Streets is a sunken concrete-surfaced strip 12 to 14 steps below the sidewalk dotted with several small planters and trees. Along East 17th Street is a small elevated area five steps up, a terrace in front of the building’s primary entrance with numerous concrete planters with ledges too thin or high for sitting. On East 18th Street is an elevated utility area.

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2 User Submissions

  1. submitted by: Frank Rose

    A wretched “public” space for a wretched building. I’ve lived in this neighborhood for years and it never occurred to me that this was a public space. It’s totally unusable even as a private space.

  2. submitted by: Jonathan

    Even more drab than in the 2000 pictures and definitely no planters or seating! Sad waste of space. May bring a chair for next visit. The 17th street area is nice but since it is by the entrance to the building feels not so public. Also no where to really sit.