58 East 4th Street

Residential Units: 15

Commercial Units: 1 (East 4th Street Food Cooperative)

Borough of Manhattan

Tax Map Block 459, Lot 15

Date Built: 1888

Architect/Builder: Alexander I. Finkle

Original Owner: J. D. Karst, Jr.

Type: Tenement

Style: German Renaissance Revival

Stories: 5

Material(s): Brick; terra cotta; granite

Decorative Metal Work: Cast-iron storefront piers

Significant Architectural Features: Projecting brick piers with ornate terra-cotta capitals; decorative terra-cotta and corbelled brick spandrels; granite columns; modillioned cornice with broken pediment featuring an eagle figure; pressed-metal cornice above ground floor storefront

Recent History: The City took title to the property in 1976, and transferred ownership to the Cooper Square Mutual Housing Association in 1996.  The building was converted to a cooperative in 2012.

Managing low-income co-ops in NYC's Lower East Side