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Apr 22, 2018

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2017 Annual Meeting and Village Awards Recap

We had a full house for the 2017 GVSHP Annual Meeting and Village Awards

We were thrilled to be joined by nearly five hundred members and neighbors last Tuesday for GVSHP’s 2017 Annual Meeting and Village Awards celebration. The evening was a wonderful opportunity to review GVSHP’s accomplishments and the challenges we faced over the last year, and to honor some of the terrific people, businesses, institutions, and places that make our neighborhoods so special.  As always they inspired us with their stories of hard work, overcoming adversity, serving community, and improving the lives of others.

This year's awardee's were:

  • Frank Collerius, Branch manager of the Jefferson Market Library
  • B & H Dairy, 127 2nd Avenue
  • Good Old Lower East Side (GOLES)
  • Patisserie Claude, 187 West 4th Street
  • Dinosaur Hill, 306 East 9th Street
  • The Public Theater, 425 Lafayette Street
  • Regina Kellerman Award Winner: Lenox Health Greenwich Village Restoration of 30 7th Avenue /AIDS Memorial/St. Vincents Triangle Park

You can watch video of the program here or here, and see pictures here.  For more information about this year’s Annual Meeting and Village Awards, click here.

Important Public Meeting on Tech Hub & Rezoning on Wednesday - East Village Residents Please Testify!

Community Board #3 (East Village/Lower East Side) will receive a presentation from the City regarding plans for a “Tech Hub” to be built on the site of the city-owned PC Richards at 120 E. 14th Street (east of 4th Avenue). All interested in finding out more about this plan are encouraged to attend, but those who live east of 4th Avenue (in Community Board #3) are STRONGLY ENCOURAGED to speak at the meeting in support of needed zoning protections for the area east of 4th Avenue between Union Square and Astor Place.

The entire area between 5th and 3rd Avenues, Union Square and Astor Place, is facing overwhelming development pressure leading to 300 ft. tall towers and large-scale hotel and office developmentThis is due to (among other factors) growing interest by the tech industry in the area and a lack of appropriate zoning and/or landmark protections for the area.

In fact, a Real Estate publication recently reported on how the expanding Tech industry and the planned Tech Hub is fueling this development wave specifically in this area – read here or watch here.

Please attend Wednesday, June 14 at 6:30 pm, University Settlement at Houston Street Center, 273 Bowery. IF YOU LIVE IN COMMUNITY BOARD #3 (east of 4th Avenue), WE STRONGLY URGE YOU TO ALSO SPEAK AT THE MEETING (2 min. max) and urge Community Board #3 to insist that any Tech Hub plan be conditioned upon zoning protections for the residential area to the south, along 3rd and 4th Avenues.  GVSHP will provide signs even if you do not speak, so your feelings about the need for neighborhood zoning protections will be known.

Find out more here; write the Mayor here; write elected officials here.


Public Hearings on Proposed Building at 538 Hudson Street - 6/15 and 6/27

Community Board #2 will hold a public hearing and vote on a proposed new 7-story, 75 ft. tall, 26-unit residential building designed by Morris Adjimi Architects (more info on proposal here) on Thurs., June 15 at 6:30pm at the NYU Bldg., 194 Mercer Street (Bleecker/Houston) room 203. Because the site, currently occupied by a disused gas station and parking facility, is located within the Greenwich Village Historic District, any design must be approved by the Landmarks Preservation Commission, and is subject to public hearings.

The public can listen, ask questions, and/or provide comments to the community board at the meeting. The board will vote and send its advisory opinion to the Landmarks Preservation Commission.

The Landmarks Preservation Commission, which ultimately decide whether or not to approve or modify the proposal, will hold its public hearing on the proposal on June 27 during the day (exact time TBD). The proposed design has not yet been made public, but when it is, it and all information regarding hearings and votes on the proposal, and how to submit comments or testify, can be found on our landmarks application webpage about this site here.

As with all landmarks applications in our neighborhood, you can sign up to receive updates on this application by filling out the form here.

To see a catalogue produced by GVSHP of all prior new buildings approved by the Landmarks Preservation Commission in the Greenwich Village Historic District, click here.

Latest Landmarks Applications

GVSHP provides an ongoing record of all applications for changes to landmarked properties in our neighborhoods (Greenwich Village, NoHo, Gansevoort Market, the South Village, and the East Village) that require a public hearing before they can be approved. These proposals range from minor alterations to large additions, demolition, and new construction on landmarked sites. 

Use our website to find out about the application, Community Board and NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission public hearings, and how you can weigh in before decisions are made. You can also sign up for alerts to be notified of changes in the status of the application. Click the image below to visit the full site, or visit pages for specific new landmarks for the following properties:

32 Second Avenue
278 West 11th Street
32 Perry Street

55 Horatio Street
104 East 10th Street
1-5 Bond Street
538-544 Hudson Street


The GVSHP Blog

Check out the latest posts from Off the Grid, featuring news, research, milestones, opinions and historic information about Greenwich Village, the East Village, and NoHo.

Take Action Today!

We need your help to take action in our communities! Preservation leadership is GVSHP's most important function. Visit our Advocacy page to see the full list of actions you can take today.




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