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  • Mourning the Loss of Superior Inks, and Taking Stock of Its Replacement

    For over 85 years, the 195 foot tall smokestacks of the Superior Inks building were a local landmark and beacon for the Far West Village. They were also a vital link to the Greenwich Village waterfront’s maritime/industrial heritage, as in the mid-2000’s they were part of […]

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  • 2013: The Year In Review

    We at GVSHP want to wish everyone a happy holiday season and best wishes for the new year.  We’ll be posting intermittently for the next week or so until we pick up a normal schedule again at the beginning of 2014. It’s been a momentous […]

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  • Chelsea Market

    Chelsea Market Should Not Have Been Upzoned

    Just prior to Sandy’s devastation, we reported the disappointing news that the City Council had agreed to approve the upzoning of Chelsea Market and allow a developer to construct two large additions atop the historic complex.  The deal, brokered by City Council Speaker Quinn and […]

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  • Final Chelsea Market Hearing at City Hall Tomorrow

    Tomorrow will be our one and only chance to speak directly to the City Council before they decide whether or not to upzone Chelsea Market to allow two large towers to be built atop the historic complex. The hearing is scheduled to begin at 9:30 […]

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  • Press Conference to Stop Upzoning of Chelsea Market

    Despite the cloudy skies, today GVSHP was joined by community, affordable housing, and tenant groups from the Village and Chelsea to call upon the City Council to reject the proposed Chelsea Market upzoning, which will come up for a vote next month. You can view […]

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  • Adaptive Reuse in Chelsea

    Simply put, adaptive reuse is defined as the process of adapting old structure for new uses.  From a preservation perspective, adaptive reuse is often a wonderful way to preserve historic buildings while still updating them for modern living or working.  It is also an effective […]

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  • Developer Seeks Variances from Board of Standards and Appeals for Rooftop Additions at 329-335 East 9th Street

    On June 5 the Board of Standards and Appeals will hold a hearing for variances sought by the owner of 329-335 East 9th Street to build rooftop additions. The developer’s application to the Department of Buildings last year to build rooftop additions was denied because they […]

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  • Rooftop Additions, 315 East 10th Street and 514-516 East 6th Street

    Last week we had a bittersweet victory when the Landmarks Preservation Commission voted in favor of designating the East 10th Street Historic District mere minutes after the Department of Buildings approved a permit for a rooftop addition at 315 East 10th Street in the middle […]

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  • Save Chelsea Market — Hearing tonight, and history

    Those wanting to fight the plan to build massive additions atop the historic Chelsea Market complex might be interested in an important community meeting tonight, and some history about this unique set of buildings.

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