50 E 96th Street New York, New York

50 East 96th Street is a 100 year old building in the Carnegie Hill Historic District which has been continuously owned by A. Ruth & Sons. The building is classified as a “tenement” under the NYS Multiple Dwelling Law (MDL). WQB Architecture, working with Akerman, has been developing plans for the restoration of the building which will be funded by adding a 3 apartment penthouse on the roof. The addition requires approval by both the NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission and the NYC Board of Standards and Appeals.