Greenwich Village Walking Tour & Benefit this weekend

If you have not already done so, this week is the last chance to purchase ticketsfor the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation’s 9th Annual Benefit House Tour & Reception this Sunday, May 6, from 1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. The tour offers a rare glimpse into seven of the finest and most exclusive townhouses […]

St. Saviour’s of the Future? What the Site Could Be…

From the Juniper Park Civic Association St. Saviour’s plans unveiled by Christina Wilkinson The St. Saviour’s Parsonage is an architectural gem all its own. The JPCA has unveiled an architectural rendering of what the St. Saviour’s Church and Parsonage will look like after both they and the historic grounds upon which they sit are saved […]

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Campaign to Preserve Little Syria

From the Downtown ExpressTour guide looks to save remnants of ‘Little Syria’ By Skye H. McFarlane Wedged in between the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel and the World Trade Center site, filled with a hodgepodge of rambling old buildings and high-rise parking garages, the area now known as “Greenwich St. south” can often feel like a lost […]

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Fundraiser to Save the MOONDANCE Diner: Oldest Extant Diner in NYC!

NEW YORK, N.Y. (April 29, 2007) – A fundraiser to save the historic Moondance Diner, will be held on Thurs, May 3, 2007, from 6 PM to 9 PM at artist Ruth Litoff’s studio at 80 Varick Street, #9E (one block west of Moondance). Diner owner Sunis Sharma, concerned patrons, artists, preservationists, & community groups, […]

Rally to Save the Claremont Riding Academy

Gallop, Don’t Run! Claremont Riding Academy To Close this Week Press Conference, Saturday (April 28), 1 p.m.Spread the Word to Your Neighbors! West Side elected officials and dozens of Claremont Riding Academy riders, parents and children will hold a press conference to condemn the sudden closing of the Claremont Riding Academy, Saturday (April 28), 1 […]

Atlantic Yards work temporarily suspended

From Crain’s NY Business Atlantic Yards work temporarily suspendedBy: Catherine TymkiwPublished: April 27, 2007 – 11:57 am The Empire State Development Corp. and developer Forest City Ratner Cos. said Friday that all demolition work for the Atlantic Yards Brooklyn arena project has been halted following a partial building collapse a day earlier. ESDC and Forest […]

High Bridge to be Re-Opened

From Joseph Sanchez & Ellen Macnow, Co-Chairs (Ellen.Macnow@parks.nyc.gov )High Bridge Coalition Steering Committee On Earth Day, April 22, 2007, Mayor Bloomberg announced that the High Bridge will be restored and reopened. Congratulations and thank you to all High Bridge Coalition members and friends! Below is a portion of the text from the Mayor’s speech. We […]

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N-YHS Scales Back

From Landmark West! New-York Historical Society: Back from the Drawing Board with a Scaled-Back Plan…But the Worst is Still to Come Over the past few months, the New-York Historical Society has learned a hard lesson in “you can’t always get what you want.” (Whether they actually NEED what they’re getting is another thing entirely.) What […]

Opposition to Hudson River Development & Support for South Village Landmarking

From the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation, www.gvshp.org GVSHP OPPOSES ‘VEGAS-ON-THE-HUDSON’ PROPOSAL: GVSHP has come out against Related Companies’ proposal for a 600,000 sq. ft., 10,000-seat, nearly $700 million multi-venue mega-entertainment complex on Pier 40 at Clarkson Street. Dubbed “Vegas-on-the-Hudson” by critics, GVSHP believes that Related’s ‘Performing Arts Center’ (PAC) proposal, which they describe […]

Only HDC objects to the destruction of a landmark building

From the Downtown Express Volume 19 Issue 50 April 27 – May 3, 2007 Out of sight, out of landmark protection — Skye H. McFarlane and Brooke Edwards In a move reminiscent of radical plastic surgery, the backside bulk of 25 Broad St. will soon be sitting on the shiny new top of 45 Broad […]

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