In Their Footsteps: A Salute to the Women of the Greenwich Village Preservation Movement

In Their Footsteps: A Salute to the Women of the Greenwich Village Preservation Movement A Lecture Co-Sponsored by the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation and the Historic Districts Council Thursday, April 2 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. Judson Memorial Hall 239 Thompson Street Free; reservations required Part three of our Women’s History Month series. GVSHP’s [...]

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Volunteer for Landmark West’s SPRING HOUSE TOUR!

From Landmark West! On Sunday, April 26, 2009, LANDMARK WEST! will offer a once-in-a-lifetime glimpse into the fabled Gothic walls of the West 67th Street Artists Colony Historic District on our inaugural Spring House Tour. The Spring House Tour, a limited-ticket event, will open the doors to 5 private homes in the artist studio loft [...]

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HDC Community Blogging: HDC Monday Morning Coffee Talk, February 2nd

Community Blogging Monday Morning Coffee Talk, with the Flatbush Gardener Monday, February 2nd, 2009 8:30-10:00am Neighborhood Preservation Center 232 East 11th Street New York, NY 10003 Community bloggers are increasingly the voice of local neighborhoods. As larger newspapers focus less and less on the day to day, neighborhood-based blogs have assumed the role of providing [...]

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Round 1 Victory Against Proposed Oversized Meatpacking District Development

From GVSHP Last night, Community Board #2 voted to reject variances to allow a 55% increase in the size of a planned development at 347 West 13th Street (at Washington Street) in the Meatpacking District.  GVSHP and its members had pushed hard to get the Community Board to reverse a unanimous vote by its Zoning Committee to support almost [...]

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Send your support for 93rd Street to the BSA!

From the 93rd Street Beautification Association: An easy way to send the BSA a support letter for their campaign! Simply cut & paste & send the message below to BSA prior to the January 27, 2009 Public Hearing by Regular Mail or online here. Please send a copy to: 93rdst.beautification@gmail.com. Ms. Meenakshi Srinivisaan Chair, NYC [...]

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New HD in Williamsburg?

From the Brooklyn Paper A one-block landmark in W’burg   By Ben Muessig    The Brooklyn Paper / Allyse Pulliam  The city is aiming to protect at least one Williamsburg block from the high-speed development that has forever changed the neighborhood’s shape. The Landmarks Preservation Commission is considering turning Fillmore Place – a one-block stretch of 29 [...]

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LPC Signs Stand-Still Agreement to Not Landmark Church

From the Villager: Hoping for designation détente By Albert Amateau The Community Board 3 Landmarks Committee decided last week to continue efforts to have the Russian Orthodox Cathedral in the East Village designated as a city landmark and to help locate funding for the financially troubled church. Built in 1891 as the Olivet Memorial Church [...]

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Unexpected New York! Lecture on Feb. 4

  Upcoming Event:  Chester Burger presents    Unexpected New York     Wednesday, February 4th  at 6:30pm      St. James’ Church   865 Madison Avenue (between 71st and 72nd Streets)  Sunderland Hall-use Parish Hall entrance  Reception to follow   Unexpected New York: 87 Discoveries in Familiar Places Which U.S. President was inaugurated in this building at 123 [...]

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Marty Hears Dock Street on January 27

SAY “NO” TO DOCK STREET, DUMBO We need your help to stop the building of Dock Street DUMBO, an 18 story private development just 75 feet from the Brooklyn Bridge download the postcard Borough President Hearing on Dock Street January 27th, 4pm – 9pm Brooklyn Borough Hall, 209 Joralemon Street – Please attend! –   [...]

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Local Community Board Objects to Fordham Expansion Proposal

From Crain’s Fordham U. expansion plan hits a bump Theresa Agovino The local community board is expected Wednesday to vote against endorsing Fordham University’s plan to add about 2.35 million square feet to its Lincoln Center campus. Manhattan Community Board 7 objects to the plan, which includes a new law school, dorms, parking garages and [...]

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