The firm earned a $10,000 grant from the Downtown Partnership for facade improvements to three adjacent properties along Howard Street’s Antique Row. Named after a jazz album popular in the 60’s, Night of the Cookers first opened in Brooklyn.
Our role was to preserve and enhance existing historical elements and to remove the many non-historic changes that had occurred over time. Though intervention for each of the three street addresses was unique, the most global improvements included repair / rehabilitation of existing cornices and trim, replacement of awnings, removing paint from brick facades, and cleaning, repointing, and restoring the natural exposed brick finish. The most significant streetscape changes entailed replacing the storefront system at the first floor of buildings 887 and 889 with honed granite panels, replacing 885’s main entry door with a full-view glass door in mahogany, uncovering boarded sections and infilling to accommodate the restaurant’s carry-out storefront, replacing roof shingles to match original, and installation of new signage and exterior lighting.