Sadly, instead of getting renovated, the building will soon be altered. Permits for a two-story addition have been approved by NYC's Department of Buildings.
Not only will the addition make the building stick out from the others on that block, the work will most likely include a new façade. Most probably, the cornice may not survive this alteration either.
Some roof demolition has already begun.
Of late, the building's storefront had been the home of Dr. Garry Levingard, a dentist, who relocated to #208 Smith Street recently.