Institutional Expansion

Greenwich Village: Past, Present, and Future – An HDC Panel at MCNY

Greenwich Village: Past, Present, and Future Wednesday, June 8, 6:30 pm Museum of the City of New York 1220 Fifth Avenue The Village has been transformed over the centuries from farmland to row houses to tenements to luxury condominiums. How does a district that has long celebrated newcomers and defiant outsiders balance the old and […]

Columbia Clears Hurdle to Manhattanville Redevelopment – and Gets Rid of Old Cyclotron To Boot

from The New York Times, the juxaposition is somewhat startling. Columbia Expansion Gets Green LightBy TIMOTHY WILLIAMS and RAY RIVERAA $7 billion project will transform a section of Manhattan now dominated by warehouses and auto body shops.Graphic: A Plan to Expand Columbia’s Historic Atom Smasher Is Now Destined for the Junk HeapBy WILLIAM J. BROADColumbia […]

City Council nearing vote on Columbia expansion

From Crains The Council was engaged in last-minute bickering Wednesday afternoon, ahead of its decision on the University’s plan to rezone 17 acres in West Harlem. December 19. 2007 3:28PMBy: Anne Michaud The City Council was engaged in last-minute deliberations Wednesday afternoon, ahead of its vote to approve Columbia University’s controversial plan to rezone 17 […]

Rally on City Hall Steps to Protest Columbia Expansion Vote at City Council

The Coalition to Preserve Community (CPC) will hold a rally and press conference on the steps of City Hall at 1:00PM today, Wednesday, Dec. 19, to protest the vote in favor of the Columbia expansion plan in West Harlem. Speaker Quinn and Mayor Bloomberg have been pushing this plan hard behind the scenes with committee […]

What to preserve in Manhattanville – and how will it be preserved?

Preservationists question Columbia’s expansion plan BY DAVID FREEDLANDER amNewYorkDecember 5, 2007 Backers of Columbia University’s planned expansion into west Harlem contend that the neighborhood comprises little more than low-slung auto body shops and abandoned buildings. Preservationists, however, say look closer and you’ll see spectacular architecture that holds a living link to the city’s past. “A […]

More and More Questions Raised About Congregation Shearith Israel’s Condo Tower Plan

Congratulations, neighbors! The community made a strong showing on Tuesday, November 27, at the NYC Board of Standards and Appeals (BSA), during the first of what may be several more public hearings concerning Congregation Shearith Israel’s (CSI’s) application to construct a 9-story, 105′-tall community house with 5 floors of luxury condominiums stacked on top. Don’t […]

Congregation Shearith Israel: A Victory for Community Against Tower Proposal

From Landmark West! First things first. Before you get the story on last night’s Community Board 7 (CB7) vote, you need to put down your poultry shears and open up your calendar. Mark down Tuesday, November 27, at 1:30 PM for the Board of Standards and Appeals (BSA) public hearing at 40 Rector Street, 9th […]

Manhattanville FEIS (how’s that for jargon?) is Complete: Local Preservation Group Protests Conclusions

From Manhattanville Preservation Alliance (Former Sheffield Farms Stable )3229 Broadway in Old West HarlemNew York, New York 10027CONTACT: Mary Habstritt, 917-709-5291 Final Impact Hits Manhattanville, Environmental Review Complete NEW YORK, NY—“How does an ordinary person cope with this?” demanded Anne Whitman, owner of the historic Sheffield Farms Stable. She was reacting to the release of […]

Gansevoort, St. Vincent’s, NoHo & South Village Updates

from the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation Gansevoort Market Update: GVSHP continues the fight against the proliferation of illegal billboards in the Meatpacking District, and throughout our neighborhoods (see ). We have some good news to report on that front – two illegal billboards we targeted have recently been removed. The first covered […]

Round 2 for Congregation Shearith Israel Tower Plan at Community Board 7

From Landmark West! Monday, November 19, at 7:00 PM is an important opportunity to make your voice heard before Community Board 7’s (CB 7’s) Land Use Committee as it considers Congregation Shearith Israel’s application to construct a 105′-tall building stacking 5 floors of luxury condos on top of a new community house on the brownstone-scale […]

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