EVENT: Victorian Society Tours in June

June is tour month for the Metropolitan Chapter of the Victorian Society in America. For more information, see www.metrovsa.org FORAY INTO FOREST HILLS GARDENSSaturday, June 3, 1 pm Jeff Gottlieb, president of the Central Queens Historical Society, will lead a tour of this beautiful Queens neighborhood. Established around 1906, this planned suburban development was designed […]

ALERT: Hearings on Jane Jacobs Street Namings

At GVSHP’s suggestion, Community Board #2 will be holding public hearings on the possibility of renaming a park and/or a street in Greenwich Village in honor of Jane Jacobs. Street and park renamings are a frequently-used method of honoring an important figure in a neighborhood, and we feel that no figure could be more important […]

ALERT: Third Avenue Rezoning

On Tuesday Community Board #3 unanimously passed a resolution put forward by GVSHP calling upon the Department of City Planning to include the 3rd Avenue corridor and the blocks directly to the west in a rezoning of the East Village currently under discussion. Community Board #3, local elected officials such as Councilmember Rosie Mendez and […]

ALERT: City Planning Commission to hold hearing on new Village districts, 6/7/06

On June 7th, the City Planning Commission will hold hearings on the recent expansion of the Greenwich Village Historic District and designation of the Weehawken Street Historic District. These historic designations, protecting several blocks of the Far West Village, went into effect with the unanimous vote of approval by the New York City Landmarks Preservation […]

EVENT: Fashion Fads of the 80's at the Queens Historical Society

THE QUEENS HISTORICAL SOCIETY PRESENTS“THANKFULLY FORGOTTEN: FASHION FADS OF THE 1980’s”WITH GUEST LECTURER MARISA BERMANThe Queens Historical Society will present an illustrated lecture, “Thankfully Forgotten: Fashion Fads of the 1980’s” on Sunday, June 11, 2006 at 2:30 pm in the society’s Flushing headquarters, Kingsland Homestead, located at 143-35 37th Avenue. The lecture is free of […]

NEWS: Margery Perlmutter Confirmed by City Council

As you may have read in the New York Times (http://www.nytimes.com/2006/05/25/nyregion/25lobby.html), the Gotham Gazette (http://www.gothamgazette.com/article/searchlight/20060524/203/1869/ or the New York Sun (http://www.nysun.com/article/33517?page_no=1) Margery Perlmutter’s appointment to the Landmarks Preservation Commission was approved by the City Council by a vote of 39-10. The Historic Districts Council is disappointed in the Council’s action to confirm the nomination of […]

NEWS: Read the Villager!

As we state every week, read The Villager! http://www.thevillager.com/ This week’s edition includes a story on Greg Singer’s lawsuit against the City for wanting to save P.S. 64, Andrew Berman on future efforts to save more of the Village & news on the controvesial Washington Square Park plan. Read the Villager!http://www.thevillager.com/

NEWS: New Plans to relocate Madison Square Garden to Penn Station

As reported in the Times, http://www.nytimes.com/2006/05/27/nyregion/27garden.htmlthe owners of Madison Sqaure Garden have started a full court press to incorporate the Garden into the new Moynihan Station. They have shown the plans to a number of groups, but not to the public. From the Times: “Under the Garden proposal, the arena would take up about 60 […]

NEWS: Update on Minvera Building in Greenwood Heights

From: Aaron BrashearConcerned Citizens of Greenwood Hts.P. / F. [email protected] Mic and I after last Tuesday’s BSA continuation hearings on 39 6th Ave and 400 15th St. decided to go upstairs to the BSA offices and pull the file on ol’ 614 7th Ave. DOB was due to have sent in it’s recommendation letter on […]