77 East 4th Street

Residential Units: 15

Commercial Units: 2 (Piccola Strada, Random)

Borough of Manhattan

Tax Map Block 460, Lot 48

Date Built: c.1892

Architect/Builder: Charles Rentz, Jr.

Original Owner: Andrew Brose and Charles Rentz

Type: Apartment building

Style: Queen Anne

Stories: 6

Material(s): Brick; brownstone; terra cotta

Significant Architectural Features: Fluted cast-iron columns at the first story; bracketed lintels with sunbursts (second story); beveled lintels (third story); segmental lintels with keystone (fourth story); relieving-arch lintels with foliated fields (fifth story); segmental relieving arched lintels (sixth story); bracketed cornice

Recent History: The City took title to the property in 1976, and transferred ownership to the Cooper Square Mutual Housing Association in 2003.  The building was converted to a cooperative in 2012.

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