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  • Dylan Thomas in New York: The Rock Star Poet at his Zenith

    1950 was a seminal year in the life of the “last rock star poet,” Dylan Thomas. On February 20th of that year the much-celebrated Welsh poet arrived in New York to begin what would be the most exhilarating yet grueling period of his career. The […]

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  • Trump SoHo Fined and Restrictions Enforced After City Shamed Into Enforcing Law

    On this day in 2014, GVSHP wrote Mayor de Blasio to demand that the Trump Soho be subject to strict and clear oversight and enforcement, something missing for years under the prior administration.  A freedom of information request filed by GVSHP in early 2013 showed that […]

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  • South Village Roundup

    Last week, news broke that the City will be moving ahead with the final phase of GVSHP’s proposed South Village Historic District, a roughly ten-block, one hundred sixty building area south of Houston Street between Sixth Avenue and West Broadway.  This amazing news is the […]

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  • Jane Jacobs Round Up!

    Last night, Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation, alongside the Neighborhood Preservation Center and Village Alliance, celebrated Jane Jacobs by hosting a trivia night about her life, work, and accomplishments. 

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  • Jared Kushner’s (Preservation) Record

    The Donald has been getting a lot of attention lately, what with his running for President and all.  So too has his family, which is being touted as an integral part of his campaign apparatus, and his most intimate advisors. When the irrepressible Mr. Trump […]

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  • What is the Board of Standards and Appeals?

    Want to build higher than you are allowed under existing rezoning?  Or operate a gas station where only residences are allowed?  Or deviate at all from what the zoning of the location allows?  Then you, or your lawyer, will likely have to apply for a variance […]

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  • The Air Up There

    You can buy bottled water.  You can buy plots of land. And in New York (and some other places), you can buy air rights. But what are “air rights?” An increasingly common component of development across NYC, “air rights” are a type of development right in real estate.  The […]

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  • Celebrating 51 Years of Landmarking

    Fifty-one years ago today, on April 19, 1965, the New York City landmarks law went into effect.  A year-long celebration of the 50th anniversary of the landmarks law has been spearheaded by Landmarks50, an incredible coalition of which GVSHP is a member, led by Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel, the […]

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  • Hudson Square Rezoning and the South Village

    This Sunday, March 13th, is the three year anniversary of the NYC Council Land Use Committee vote to approve the proposed Hudson Square Rezoning. This vote was a significant milestone for GVSHP and our allies, as we had waged a campaign to get the City […]

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  • Some Good News on Chain Stores for the New Year

    It’s always nice to start the new year off on a good note. So we were especially happy to receive the annual report from the Center for an Urban Future, State of the Chains, 2015, which is their yearly survey of the number and location of chain […]

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