63 East 4th Street

Residential Units: 17

Commercial Units: 2 (Vacant, Bond Street Chocolate)

Borough of Manhattan

Tax Map Block 460, Lot 55

Date Built: c.1890

Architect/Builder: Kurtzer & Rohl

Original Owner: August Ruff

Type: Apartment building

Style: Queen Anne with alterations

Stories: 6

Material(s): Brick; terra cotta

Significant Architectural Features: Molded entryway and second-story window surrounds; terracotta band courses; terra-cotta relief panels; brick and stone pilasters on brackets at the upper stories; curved architraves; sunbursts at the third and fifth stories

Recent History: The City took title to the property in 1976, and transferred ownership to the Cooper Square Mutual Housing Association in 1999.  The building was converted to a cooperative in 2012.

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