Columbia Expansion Moves Forward Despite Summer Recess

From Crain’sColumbia expansion plowing ahead By: Anne MichaudPublished: May 31, 2007 – 3:06 pm Columbia University’s 17-acre expansion into West Harlem will enter into the city review process on Monday, following three years of delay and controversy. The review, which takes seven months, would rezone several city blocks near the Hudson River to create a […]

The Denial Method of Historiography?

From Courier Life Publications05/26/2007Historian gives credence to underground Railroad claimsBy Stephen Witt A key city historian offered his views last week on the Duffield Street abolitionist houses and appears to have landed on the side of preservationists. Christopher Moore, a curator at Harlem’s Schomburg Center, and regarded as one of the city’s foremost African-American historians, […]

A Peek At Some Ideas for Governors Island

From New York Magazine Fantasy Island: Five teams compete to make Governors Island an urban paradise. Only one will survive.By Alexandra Lange SEE ALSO:■The Grid■ The Necklace■ The Path■ The Shell■ The Nest Tooling around the outer edge of Governors Island on a glorious spring day, it hardly seems like it would be difficult to […]

Vernacular Architecture of the Upper West Side Walking Tour

Please join LANDMARK WEST! and friends for Vernacular Architecture of the Upper Upper West SideA Walking Tour with Andrew Scott Dolkart Thursday, June 21, 2007 (rain or shine) 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Meet at Strangers’ Gate (east side of Central Park West at 106th Street). To make sure we start on time, tickets must […]

Update on GTS (that's General Theological Seminary in case you forgot)

From the Villager (where else?): Height’s O.K., but seminary opponents say glass is vanityBy Albert Amateau Chelsea residents who came to look at the General Theological Seminary’s revised plans for its new buildings on May 17 were predictably grateful that the proposed residential project and library on Ninth Ave. has been reduced to the 75-foot […]

GVSHP June Walking Tour

Sunday, June 3The East Village: Culture and Counter Culture: A Walking Tour with Joyce Gold1:00 p.m.$12 GVSHP members/seniors; $15 general publicReservations recommended: 212-475-9585 x 34 or [email protected] From Stuyvesant’s bouwerie to the Tompkins Square riot—an area rich in ethnic diversity.Joyce Gold, author of From Trout Stream to Bohemia: A Walking Guide to Greenwich Village History, […]

Duffield Street Press Round Up

From the Daily Eagle article, “Councilwoman Cites Flaw…. “Linh Do, senior vice president of AKRF Inc, said, “SHPO doesn’t have a role in terms of the review of the Downtown Brooklyn development plan, so that’s one of the reasons they were not contacted.” She added that she’d have to review the contact logs before she […]

1st Annual Harlem Anti-Gentrification Conference

The Historic Community of Harlem under Attack: Fight Back and ResistanceForging Alliances and Building Principle UnityIn Memory of Afro Dominican Political Activist Fior Cruz June 1st & June 2nd 2007St. Ambrose Church @ 9 West 130th Street(Between Fifth and Lenox Avenues) CONFERENCE AGENDA June 1, 2007: 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM Opening Plenary: “Race, Class […]

Third Times the Charm? Support Shown for Jamaica Savings Bank Designation

From the Queens Chronicle: Leaders Testify To Designate Jamaica Bank A Landmarkby Theresa Juva, Assistant Editor05/24/2007 A handful of historians and Southeast Queens residents gathered at the Landmarks Preservation Commission offices in Lower Manhattan last week to urge the historic preservation of the former Jamaica Savings Bank.Leaders like Gloria Black, chairwoman of Community Board 12, […]