PS 64 – back on the chopping block

From the Village Voice Court Backs East Village ‘Dorm for Hire’posted: 7:18 AM, June 4, 2007 by Sarah Ferguson So far Singer has stripped off all the dormer windows on the 10th Street side of P.S. 64. He hopes to demolish a lot more. It looks as if developer Gregg Singer’s proposed 19-story megadorm off […]

Domino: Concert Draws 850+

From The Gowanus Louge: http://gowanuslounge.blogspot.com/ The Don’t Demo Domino Concert in Grand Ferry Park in Williamsburg sponsored by the Waterfront Preservation Alliance of Greenpoint and Williamsburg drew hundreds of people yesterday, despite on-and-off rain that increased as the afternoon went on. Hundreds of signatures were collected on petitions calling for the landmarking of the buildings […]

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 […]

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 […]

Update on N-YHS

From Landmark West! (landmarkwest@landmarkwest.org) No Vote, But Landmarks Commission Sends Historical Society Back to the Drawing BoardAt its public meeting this morning, April 17, the Landmarks Preservation Commission (that is, the 7 out of 11 commissioners who have not had to recuse themselves due to conflicts of interest) sent the New-York Historical Society back to […]

East Village Preservation Issues Update

From the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation, www.gvshp.org NYU MEGA-DORM AIR RIGHTS HEARING TUESDAY, APRIL 17 at 11 am: Reminder: the hearing before the Board of Standards and Appeals (BSA) challenging the air rights “transfer” from the Post Office to the East 12th Street NYU Mega-Dorm will be this coming Tuesday, April 17, at […]

Sueing the City to Release Building Plans

Preservationists Take Aim in Court At Open Records LawBY MATTHEW CHAYES – Special to the SunApril 12, 2007URL: http://www.nysun.com/article/52328 Preservationists battling a 350-year-old Upper West Side synagogue’s expansion efforts added a new wrinkle to their fight yesterday, asking a state judge to overturn what they say is a citywide ban put into place after September […]

Hearing on NYU Mega Dorm on April 17

From the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation, www.gvshp.org 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 […]

GTS Plans Stopped By Commuity

Chelsea Opponents Stymie Seminary Development PlanBY ANNIE KARNI – Special to the SunApril 3, 2007URL: http://www.nysun.com/article/51678 The General Theological Seminary’s plan to build a 15-story condominium development on its collegelike campus in Chelsea has been foiled by local opposition, seminary leaders said yesterday. Church officials said they sought to build the 151-foot-tall glass apartment tower […]

Date Set for N-YHS Before LPC

N-YHS NEWSFLASH: The NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) has set a public hearing date to review the New-York Historical Society project on Tuesday, March 20, (time and location tba). Make sure the LPC hears you! Please email Chair Robert B. Tierney (comments@lpc.nyc.gov) and cc. key elected officials (contact info below). The Round 1 votes are […]