South Village Update; CB 2 to have second meeting

From the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation (www.gvshp.org) *SECOND HEARING and VOTE on SOUTH VILLAGE LANDMARKING PLAN at COMMUNITY BOARD on WED., JUNE 6 at 6:30 pm — please come to hearing or send letter in support Community Board #2’s Landmarks Committee will hold a second hearing and vote on the proposed South Village […]

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 […]

Lower East Side Preservation Campaign Picks Up Steam

From the Villager Back to the future of L.E.S.; District plan revivesBy Alyssa Giachino Neighborhood preservationists are revving their engines again on the Lower East Side, this time with a broader coalition of support, reviving a proposal to designate a historic district that ran into determined opposition last year. A new group calling itself the […]

Park Slope News: Come out for Traffic & Go to a House Tour

From Eric McClure, Park Slope Neighbors, eric@parkslopeneighbors.org Please Attend Thursday’s CB6 Meeting and Voice Support for 9th Street Traffic CalmingThis Thursday, Community Board 6’s Transportation Committee will meet to continue its discussion of the Department of Transportation’s well conceived plan for calming traffic on 9th Street from 3rd Avenue to Prospect Park West. We urge […]

Peck Slip Redo Coming to Consensus

From the Downtown ExpressCity stops to plant flowers in Peck Slip planBy Skye H. McFarlane Though two big regulatory hurdles still lie ahead, park advocates and preservationists appear to have reached an agreement on the redesign of Peck Slip. “We’re very restricted on this site, but…I think we’ve reached a good compromise,” said John Fratta, […]

One Way? No Way! Park Slope Plan Bites the Dust

From Eric McClure, Campaign CoordinatorPark Slope Neighbors, eric@parkslopeneighbors.org Dear Park Slope Neighbor, You did it! Thanks to the incredible, unified outpouring of community support for maintaining 6th and 7th Avenues as safe, neighborhood-friendly two-way streets, Community Board 6 on Wednesday night voted unanimously to reject the Department of Transportation’s proposal to convert the avenues to […]

East Village Zoning Taskforce Meeting Tonght

From the East Village Community Coalitionhttp://evccnyc.org Monday 6:30pm April 16 at University Settlement, 184 Eldridge Street (between Rivington & Delancey).The 197 Zoning Task Force of Community Board 3 will meet Monday. Please attend and encourage the the task force to continue working with Department of City Planning in protecting our neighborhood. Ask them to endorse […]

Peck Slip Plans To be Heard

Dear Friend of the Seaport, As you know, the design for Peck Slip is undergoing a revision in response to the call of the Community Board for more “greenery” within the historic site. The landscape firm of Quennell Rothschild and the New York City Department of Parks will unveil their new plan at three key […]

Cobble Hill Community Board Rejects "Modern" Townhouses on Design

From Courier-Life 03/23/2007Raspberry for tony townhouses – Land Use Committee doesn’t welcome Columbia St. planBy Gary Buiso Maybe Brooklyn just isn’t ready for the “Guggenheim” just yet. Community Board 6 last week turned away a variance request seeking approval to construct three modern townhouses on a vacant lot, a proposal the applicant compared to the […]

Jamaica Rezoning Proposal Not Well Recieved

From the New York Sun Jamaica Rezoning Proposal Is Drawing Fire in Queens BY ELIOT BROWN – Special to the SunMarch 29, 2007URL: http://www.nysun.com/article/51454 Jamaica residents and local legislators are criticizing the city’s planned rezoning of the Queens neighborhood. The 368-block plan is part of the Department of City Planning’s effort to rezone much of […]