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Articles about "Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation"

  • NYC Civil War-Era Landmarks May Get Modern Upgrades By Julia Troy | November 21, 2017

    Two stunning Greenwich Village historical buildings may be getting some surprising new features.

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  • SotW: The Grittily Enduring Charm of Gansevoort Street By Serena Horrigan | October 20, 2015

    With major redevelopment plans in the works, Gansevoort Street is the topic of hot debate between preservationists and developers. What does the future hold for the Meatpacking District's most sublime street?

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  • Meatpacking to Chicpacking By Ilana Yoneshige | April 03, 2015

    Sleek new buildings might turn the Meatpacking District into yet another extension of Midtown.

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  • Historical Hindrance in SoHo? By Joel Bennett | May 30, 2013

    Stephane Boivin, head of the development firm Nordica Soho, is in hot water after a series of foul plays in his attempts to develop on two SoHo properties purchased in 2011 and 2012. A private equity fund, Silo Capital, has filed a $5.6m foreclosure lawsuit against the Canadian developer after he used the property at 186 Spring Street (just down the road from Urban Glass House) as collateral to secure a loan, and then proceeded to demolish the building – improperly, according to the firm.

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  • Chelsea Market Expansion Breeds Contention, Then Concession By Angel Jiang | October 25, 2012

    The last hearing to determine the direction of the Chelsea Market expansion resulted in Jamestown Properties conceding to two key items: commitment to not alter exterior elements such as windows and facades on the 17 buildings of the complex between 9th and 10th Avenue, and an agreement to support the establishment of a technology-oriented internship program at Fulton Houses, a nearby affordable housing project. City Council Speaker Christine Quinn’s vote for her district is critical for the project to win approval, thus she has had to consider activists’ pleas to prevent Jamestown’s rezoning, which would add thousands of square feet of office and hotel space at 9th and 10th Avenue. Local residents, many of whom inhabit the luxury condominiums built after the conversion of historic buildings, consider their neighborhood a prime area for retail and industry; however, some also oppose the expansion on the basis that the area is, in short, already too saturated and cannot accommodate more development, as profitable as it would be.

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  • NYU Sued By 11 Greenwich Village Groups Over Expansion By Brittany Tenpenny | September 27, 2012

    Manhattanites can hardly go a day without hearing news about New York University’s 2031 Greenwich Village Expansion plan. 11 Village based groups have filed a lawsuit in the Supreme Court of the State of New York, claiming that the City Council and the City Planning Commission obtained 2 million square feet of public land for the expansion illegally. Included in this lawsuit is the claim that the city’s public approval process disregarded the vocal negative opinion of Greenwich Village residents that arose after the announcement of the project.

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  • Activists Hope to Save 186 Spring Street From Demolition By Aby Thomas | August 23, 2012

    Built in 1824, the 19th century brick townhouse at 186 Spring Street has had a long and colorful history. Besides being a vestige of the architecture of the 1800s, the row house was once the home of several prolific gay rights activists in the 1970s. Revered names in gay activism circles like James Owles, Bruce Voeller and Arnie Kantrowitz lived in this building and conducted much of their work following the Stonewall riots from this Soho residence. More recently, and perhaps less prominently, the house was also home to Adam Horowitz of the Beastie Boys.

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  • Opposition Inspires Change in NYU Plans By Yuan Feng | July 18, 2012

    NYU’s original plan for a Greenwich Village campus expansion is not sitting all too well with many residents of Greenwich Village apartments. In particular, the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation, a non-profit organization, has decided to register this year as a lobbyist to oppose the development.

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  • Revised NYU Expansion Plans Still Garner Controversy, Opposition By Daniel Muhlenberg | April 26, 2012

    Earlier this month, New York University revised their massive 2031 core campus expansion plan – an initiative that originally planned to build 2 million square feet of newly constructed buildings in Greenwich Village - and they reigned it in enough to win the conditional approval of Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer. He gave their project the green light assuming that they follow through on their promises to reduce the total building density by 377,000 square feet, preserve public strips of parkland and two community playgrounds near Washington Square Village, eliminate the Bleecker Building dormitories, and set strict guidelines for construction hours. Nonetheless, these concessions to community opposition have done little to quell that opposition, because many claim that the size and scope of the university’s expansion plan will overwhelm the surrounding downtown Manhattan neighborhood.

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