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 to seek opportunities to establish satellite campuses outside of the neighborhood to absorb its future growth (see www.gvshp.org/NYUexpansion.htm#expansion), and now through Borough President Stringer’s NYU Community Task Force GVSHP is continuing to call for satellite campuses and alternative locations to be the highest priority in NYU’s 25-year plan. The need is made all the more urgent by NYU’s own figures estimating the university will need to grow by 6 million square feet and 5,500 students over the next 25 years – the equivalent of thirty four of their new 26-story mega-dorms on East 12th Street, and five times the entire student population of Cooper Union. See www.thevillager.com/villager_221/talkingpoint.html.
Now available on YouTube and GVSHP’s website – State Senator Tom Duane’s cable TV show “Envisioning A South Village Historic District.” You can view the half-hour show with GVSHP Executive Director Andrew Berman, Caring Community co-founder Lucy Cecere, Bedford-Downing Block Association President Livvie Mann, and Historic Districts Council Executive Director Simeon Bankoff at www.gvshp.org/southvillage.htm#video or at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qNxOjEpwc9w, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NZ1HkwbZDk0, and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GS32bxo00K0.
New on-line historic information from GVSHP. GVSHP has compiled all available landmark designation reports, historic district maps, and State and National Register reports and photos of every designated site and district in the Village, East Village, NoHo, and Hudson Square. Now you can find invaluable information and data about some of the most important (and in some cases most obscure) official landmarks and historic sites and districts in our neighborhood. See www.gvshp.org/villagelandmarks.htm.