Save the Elmhurst Public Library!

Losing Our WayOp-Ed by Dr. Jeffrey A. Kroessler For more than a decade the Queens Borough Public Library has boasted the highest circulation of any library system in the country, and in all likelihood the world. This is quite an achievement considering that the institution serves the most diverse population on the planet. Since its […]

Updates from Greenwich Village

from the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation, Trump ‘Condo-Hotel’: Papers have been filed with the New York City Department of Buildings challenging the legality of the permits granted by the City for construction of the 45-story Trump ‘Condo-Hotel’ at Spring and Varick Streets. GVSHP is working closely with the SoHo Alliance and other […]

Congregation Shearith Israel Update

From Landmark West! Wednesday, August 15, 2007, came and went. The significance? That was the deadline imposed by the Board of Standards and Appeals in their June 15, 2007, letter to Congregation Shearith Israel (CSI). “The Board desires to process applications on a timely basis and requests that applicants notify the Board if they are […]

Whitney Museum Construction Continues to Annoy Neighbors

From the Architectural Record Whitney Designs Downtown as Neighbors FumeAugust 16, 2007by Alec Appelbaum Is the Whitney Museum of American Art’s apparent construction curse site-specific? Neighbors of the institution’s Brutalist home on Manhattan’s posh Upper East Side have rejected three ambitious proposals in 21 years to expand Marcel Breuer’s 1966 building. Now they’re chiding the […]

Hospital Attempts to Escape Rezoning

From Landmark West! Public Forum on Jewish Home & Hospital (on 106th Street) Redevelopment PlanWednesday, August 15 at 6 p.m.Jewish Home and Hospital, 120 West 106th Street, Auditorium, First FloorIn the midst of the community’s hard-won effort to rezone the neighborhood between 97-110th Streets, the Jewish Home & Hospital (106th Street between Columbus and Amsterdam) […]

St. Vincent's Chooses Pei As Architect for New Hospital

From the Villager St. Vincent’s picks architect for hospital building By Albert Amateau St. Vincent’s Hospital last week introduced the international architectural firm of Pei Cobb Freed & Partners as the designer of its proposed new hospital in Greenwich Village. The Aug. 1 announcement came at a meeting of the Community Working Group that St. […]

Updates from Greenwich Village in Photos, Videos and Words

An op-ed published in the Villager newspaper by GVSHP Executive Director Andrew Berman regarding NYU’s 25-year strategic plan, and the need for the university to find locations outside of the Village/NoHo/East Village if they are to continue to expand. GVSHP and a coalition of community groups, community boards, and elected officials have called upon NYU […]

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 […]

GTS Approved (somewhat) by Community Board

From Chelsea Now C.B. 4 to Seminary: Ninth Ave. building still too…. By Albert Amateau Community Board 4 on Wednesday reaffirmed its response to the new plans for the General Theological Seminary’s proposed mixed-use seven-story building for Ninth Ave. and for a smaller academic building on 20th St. in the seminary’s Chelsea Sq. campus. In […]

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 […]