GVSHP Newsletter:Chelsea Market Tower Plans

Town Hall on Chelsea Market Tower Plans     Image of proposed addition to Chelsea Market This Thursday, November 10 from 7 to 9pm there will be a Town Hall meeting on the plans to add a commercial office tower and hotel to the historic Chelsea Market complex.  All are strongly encouraged to attend this […]

For Sale: Nonprofit Sites = Air Rights

From our friends at Landmatk West! Today, the NYC Board of Standards and Appeals (BSA) gave a green light to Congregation Shearith Israel (CSI)-and to all nonprofit and religious institutions seeking to turn the air above their sites into luxury condo revenue streams, even where laws designed to protect neighborhood character and property values explicitly […]

A Happy Ending to a Tall Tower Tale: New-York Historical Society Drops Plan for 23-Story Condos on Central Park West

From Landmark West!  Finally, after more than a year and a half of intense community pressure on the New-York Historical Society to come clean about development plans for its “Triple Crown” Landmark site, the words “we don’t have plans for a tower” actually ring true.    Yesterday, the New York Times reported that the Society has […]

New-York Historical Society Blinks, Drops Tower Plans

FromThe New York Times July 9, 2008 HISTORICAL SOCIETY DROPS PLANS FOR EXPANSION AND TOWER  By GLENN COLLINS After a year and a half of controversy and intense opposition by preservationists and neighborhood groups, the New-York Historical Society at 77th Street and Central Park West has abandoned its pursuit of a $100 million, 23-story luxury […]

BHA’s, FFLA’s, DNA’s & VHNA’s Joint Opposition to the Dock Street Project

The Dumbo Neighborhood Association, Fulton Ferry Landing Association, the Brooklyn Heights Association and the Vinegar Hill Neighborhood Association (collectively, the “Associations”) have joined together in opposition to the proposed development by Two Trees Management Corp. at the intersection of Water and Dock Streets, adjacent to the Brooklyn Bridge. Approximately three years ago, Two Trees Corp […]

Best of 2007: 980 Madison Avenue Tower Quashed

2007 was a year of collaboration. Rather than being limited to issues rooted in their surrounding blocks, New Yorkers concerned with preservation and land-use issues throughout the city banded together to support causes throughout the boroughs. These collaborations generated a collective voice loud enough to effectively advocate against various proposals. One such example was the […]

CB7 Votes No to All Seven Congregation Shearith Israel Zoning Variances

From Landmark West! Life is short. Tuesday night’s Community Board 7 (CB7) full board meeting was not (we’re still recovering!). So, long story short, the full board voted to disapprove all 7 zoning variances sought by Congregation Shearith Israel (CSI) to build its proposed, 9-story, 105′-tall community house stacked with luxury condos on the brownstone […]

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 […]

Congregation Shearith Israel is Back!

IMPORTANT REMINDER! Please don’t miss this opportunity to join your neighbors in holding the line against out-of-scale development in the Upper West Side/Central Park West Historic District. Showing up is just as important as speaking up, so please make every effort to attend CB7’S meeting on Monday! Round 2 for Congregation Shearith Israel Tower Plan […]

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