East Village Interfaith Open House – Every Thursday Evening

When was the last time you visited a Mosque, a Synagogue, a Hindu Temple, and several Churches all in one night?!!! East Village Interfaith Open House beginning August 6 All Summer Through Sept 17th Every Thursday Evening approximately 5:00-10:00pm Living within 5 minutes walk of each other, we are local clergy, faith community leaders of […]

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Governor Patterson Signs Enhanced Preservation Tax Credit

http://preservenys.org/downloads-ct/Gov-signs-rehab-tax-credits-final.pdf Governor Paterson signs Rehabilitation Tax Credit Enhancements  ALBANY, NY – July 29, 2009 – Joined by state, municipal and local advocates for community revitalization and historic preservation, Governor David Paterson signed legislation that greatly improves the New York State Rehabilitation Tax Credit program.  The measure (A.9023-Hoyt/S.6056-Valesky) provides more effective incentives and program features for […]

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NYC Trivia Rumble! Friday, August 7th, 6:00pm

NYC Trivia Rumble! hosted by East Village History Project Friday, August 7th, 2009 6:00pm (sharp if you want to participate)-7:30pm $6 min. donation (this is an EVHP fund raiser) Test your New York City knowledge against other neighborhood know-it-alls at this popular trivia event held every-first-Friday of the month at the Bowery Poetry Club. Compete […]

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Masses Wear Groucho Glasses in Chicago. Will Bloomberg Back Marx Brothers Place?

from the Clyde Fitch Report “The video below is hilarious, divine and inspiring! The City of Chicago Outdoor Film Festival, in tandem with the Goodman Theatre, held an event on Tuesday shortly before Duck Soup was to be screened in Grant Park that may have broken the world record for the most people ever to […]

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July 28, 2009

Hearing Date: 7/28/2009 LPC Docket Number: 099190 Brooklyn, Block: 2563, Lot: 45 881-885 Manhattan Ave – Greenpoint Historic District A pair of one-story commercial buildings originally built in 1886, and altered in 1950. Application is to install a storefront infill and signage. HDC Testimony While this one-story commercial building altered in 1950 is not typical […]

Governor to Consider Enhanced Preservation Tax Credit

Support is building across New York State as Governor Paterson will soon consider long-awaited enhancements to the existing but underutilized New York State Rehabilitation Tax Credit programs. Visit the League’s website for links to  a video of Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown’s news conference (7/23) calling on the Governor to sign the tax credit legislation; and coverage […]

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Final Rally to Save Coney Island!

Final Save Coney Island Rally (Sun.) before the City Council Vote!! PLEASE JOIN US! WHAT: Rally to Save Coney Island WHEN: Sunday, July 26th at 1 p.m. WHERE: By the steps of Brooklyn Borough Hall Coney Island is one of New York’s most beloved and iconic places. But its future is now in danger. And we need your […]

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Speak Truth to Power: Public Meeting about Atlantic Yards

Develop Don’t Destroy Brooklyn Newsletter July 22, 2009 Ask Questions About and Say NO to Atlantic Yards   As the legal fight moves forward, your financial support is more important than ever. Please donate to Develop Don’t Destroy Brooklyn so we can all win in the courts: http://www.dddb.net/donate In this issue:   > Tonight, July […]

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July 21, 2009

LPC Docket Number: 098016 Queens, Block: 1009, Lot: 1 303 Manor Road – Douglaston Historic District A Colonial Revival style freestanding house designed by Hobart A. Walker and built in 1912. Application is to construct an addition, modify a driveway, replace retaining walls and a deck, and install HVAC equipment. HDC Testimony HDC finds that […]

Preservation Alert from Virginia: Stop Wal-Mart

Stop “Wilderness Wal-Mart” — Why Isn’t Wal-Mart Listening? TAKE ACTION TODAY: Tell Wal-Mart to save a site of national significance We’re very grateful that Virginia’s Governor Tim Kaine believes Wilderness Battlefield is “supremely important” and that he has “strongly encouraged” Wal-Mart to find an alternative site away from the battlefield and National Park. Why isn’t Wal-Mart listening? […]

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