Village Federals Landmarked, MTA proposal still open for comment, CB 2 endorses South Village proposal

From the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation, Two More Federal-Era Houses GVSHP Fought to Protect Are Landmarked: Today the city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) voted unanimously to landmark two more surviving federal-era houses (1790-1835) of the thirteen that the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation (GVSHP) and the NY Landmarks Conservancy (NYLC) proposed […]

NYU to Hold Open House on Future Plans

From the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation , NYU “STRATEGIC PLAN OPEN HOUSE”: This Thursday, June 28, from 2 to 8 pm, NYU will be holding a “Strategic Plan Open House” at Hemmerdinger Hall, 100 Washington Square East. NYU’s announcement refers to it as “Planning for the next 25 years…be part of NYU’s […]

GVSHP's Annual Meeting & Awards

All are invited to: the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation’s2007 Annual Meeting and Presentation of the 17th Annual Village Awards Tuesday, June 19th6:30-8:30 p.m.The Cherry Lane Theatre38 Commerce Street Honoring: Bowne & Co, Inc.13th Street Repertory CompanyFlorence Prime Meat MarketLiz Christy Community GardenPorto Rico Importing Co.Kevin SheaSt. Mark’s BookshopWest Village Dog Owner’s Group81 Barrow […]

GVSHP responds to St. Vincent's and New School plans

From the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation St. Vincent’s Hospital has been working on plans for big changes to its properties on 7th Avenue, and 11th, 12th, and 13th Streets in the West Village. The hospital has announced their intention to modernize and consolidate all of their facilities into one building of as much […]

Greenwich Village Walking Tour & Benefit this weekend

If you have not already done so, this week is the last chance to purchase ticketsfor the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation’s 9th Annual Benefit House Tour & Reception this Sunday, May 6, from 1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. The tour offers a rare glimpse into seven of the finest and most exclusive townhouses […]

Opposition to Hudson River Development & Support for South Village Landmarking

From the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation, GVSHP OPPOSES ‘VEGAS-ON-THE-HUDSON’ PROPOSAL: GVSHP has come out against Related Companies’ proposal for a 600,000 sq. ft., 10,000-seat, nearly $700 million multi-venue mega-entertainment complex on Pier 40 at Clarkson Street. Dubbed “Vegas-on-the-Hudson” by critics, GVSHP believes that Related’s ‘Performing Arts Center’ (PAC) proposal, which they describe […]

BSA hears NYU mega-dorm challenge

From The Real Deal By Gabby Warshawer An architectural drawing shows the dorm rising next to the adjacent post office. Today the Board of Standards and Appeals heard a challenge filed against the Department of Building’s approval of an air rights transfer that will allow Hudson Companies and New York University to build the tallest […]

Hearing on NYU Mega Dorm on April 17

From the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation, HEARING ON NYU-MEGA DORM AIR RIGHTS APRIL 17The legal challenge by neighbors to the air rights transfer for the planned 262 ft. tall NYU mega-dorm at 120 East 12th Street will be heard at the Board of Standards and Appeals on Tuesday, April 17th, at approximately […]

Washington Square Decision Bad for Public Discourse

From the Villager Washington Sq. decision grants city license to lie By Jonathan Greenberg The closer you look at the recent decision by the Appellate Division to overturn Judge Emily Jane Goodman’s ruling on the redesign of Washington Square Park, the more it resembles a political fix. Typically, an appeals court overturns a lower court’s […]

Council Member Alan Jay Gerson on the Washington Square Park Decision

From the Villager (where else?)Talking Point: Forward and united on Washington Square renovationBy Alan Jay Gerson Now is the time for all sectors of the Washington Square Park community to come together. We need to unite to insist that the Parks Department move forward in accordance with the City Council (“Gerson-Quinn”) agreement. We need to […]