115 East 34th Street

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This plaza is extremely easy to overlook. On the north side of East 34th Street between Lexington and Park Avenues is a narrow, bare strip, bordered by six lampposts, at slightly different grade levels from the public sidewalk. A branch of the post office provides the only reason to cross the space. At the eastern tip is a tiny landing seven steps up, with no conceivable use to which it might be put. At a recent site visit, a locked gate obstructed access to that landing, and no record of City approval for the locked gate has been found.

Photo: Kayden et al. (2000)
Photo: Kayden et al. (2000)


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  1. submitted by: Christopher Consalvo, Manhattan Community Board 6

    During a July 2014 walk through of the space, we observed that the building was under renovation at time of inspection. Scaffolding covered most of this small POPS. USPS cargo dollies took up the east end of the space. The planters looked poorly maintained and contained several dead trees.