69 East 4th Street

Residential Units: 22

Commercial Units: 1 (Pageant)

Borough of Manhattan

Tax Map Block 460, Lot 52

Date Built: c.1899

Architect/Builder: Michael Bernstein

Original Owner: Melfero Bros.

Type: Apartment building

Style: Renaissance Revival

Stories: 6

Material(s): Brick; stone; terra cotta

Special Windows: Segmental fenestration at the second story; round-arch fenestration at the fifth story

Significant Architectural Features: Round-arch entryway; alternating lintels (splayed, molded, beveled, and round arch); continuous, projecting window sills; multi-story pilasters with Corinthian capitals; brick and terra-cotta panels; bracketed cornice with dentils and decorated frieze

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