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Battle for Bryant Park

A Post-Preservation Conference Program… The Battle of Bryant Park, 25 Years On:  A Discussion with Anthony Tung. Thursday, March 8, 6:00pm at theNeighborhood Preservation Center, 232 East 11th Street. On January 8, 1987, The New York Times reported: “A four-year-old plan to build a restaurant behind the New York Public Library has been dealt a surprising setback, […]

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 […]

Winter Programs from GVSHP

John Sloan’s Greenwich VillageA lecture with John Loughery Wednesday, January 23Jefferson Market Library425 Avenue of the Americas6:30-8:00 p.m. Free. Reservations required. One of the most celebrated American realist painters of the early 20th century, John Sloan captured the character and pace of Greenwich Village in a way few artists were able to match. In this […]

Learn about Preservation’s History at Green-Wood Cemetery

Preserving New York at the historic chapel at Green-Wood Cemetery Saturday, January 12, 2008 at 1:00 P.M. “‘Tony is something of a conscience for the preservation community,” said Roberta Brandes Gratz, who founded the Eldridge Street Project and sits on the Landmarks Preservation Commission. “He really understands what is right, what is wrong, what is […]

Rescuing the Eldridge Street Synagogue

Preservationist and author Roberta Brandes Gratz moderates a roundtable discussion on the restoration of the 1887 Eldridge Street Synagogue, a National Historic Landmark Sunday, January 27 at 3 PM Preservationist and author Roberta Brandes Gratz and other architectural principals of the Eldridge Street Synagogue restoration will provide an insider’s guide to the monumental 20-year, $20 […]

Upcoming Preservation Events at the MCNY

Check out these upcoming events sponsored by the Museum of the City of New York: Tuesday • January 29 • 6:30 PMNYC Neighborhoods/Development & Preservation: The Fate of the Far West Side The Hudson Yards and Far West Side of Manhattan have been rezoned, and plans have been proposed, discussed, debated, revised, opposed, and embraced. […]

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Gotham & Its Garbage: A History of the NYC Dept. of Sanitation

The NYC Department of Sanitation & New York University present GOTHAM AND ITS GARBAGE: A HISTORY OF THE NYC DEPARTMENT OF SANITATION A Free Illustrated Lecture, Exhibition Tour and Status Report on the DSNY Museum-in-the-Making by Robin Nagle, Ph.D., DSNY Anthropologist-in-Residence, andHaidy Geismar, Ph.D., Professor of Anthropology, NYU To be presented twice: Thursday, January 10 […]

Best of 2007: Historic Preservation Proven as a Green Practice

At HDC’s Annual Preservation Conference this past March, keynote speaker Donovan Rypkema of PlaceEconomics argued that historic preservation is one of the most effective components of sustainable development. The adaptive reuse of older structures proves overwhelmingly beneficial to local economies and local environments in a variety of ways, from the employment of local workers to […]

First Houses – A Monument of the Past – A Model for the Future?

From the Neighborhood Preservation Center, info@neighborhoodpreservationcenter.org n We hope you can join us Thursday, December 6th for a lecture about the landmarked First Houses presented by real esate attorney Warren Shaw. This event is co-sponsored with The Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation. First Houses – A Monument of the Past – A Model for […]

Remembering Spanish Camp

Community Panel Presentation-Spanish Camp: Place MattersNovember 29, 20077pm at Spiro Hall, Wagner College A panel discussion about preservation and the meaning of “cultural worth” using Spanish Camp as a model. Moderated by Mark Elliott, Ph.D, award winning Author and Professor of History.Featuring Steve Zeitlin, Ph.d folklorist, commentator NPR, and Director of CityloreJim O’Grady, curator, writer/Center […]

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