Tag: Hudson River Park

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

A Preservation Agenda For Landmarking’s 50th Birthday

For weeks now we’ve all been celebrating the 50th anniversary of the signing of New York City’s landmarks law, which actually took place on April 19, 1965. As we approach this momentous occasion, we thought we’d take a look at

Wonderful Wednesdays: The Mosaic Man’s Work, and Hudson River Piles, Both Live On

Today you may be shaking your head over the Landmarks Preservation Commission’s shocking plan to de-calendar some 100 buildings from landmark consideration. But there’s plenty of good news in our neighborhoods as well. Feel free to send your observations from

No Money for Hudson River Park, But Lots of Money for Fantasy Pier Island

Today we were all hit with the surprise news that a $130 million contribution from the Diller-von Furstenberg Family Foundation, combined with $40 million in infrastructure funding from the City, State, and Hudson River Park Trust, will result in a

Sanitation on the Hudson River Waterfront

OK, let’s face, it, nobody likes to talk about or think about sanitation. Well, I shouldn’t say “nobody.” I know someone who not only thinks about and talks about sanitation, she is passionate about sanitation. Her name is Dr. Robin

Fighting Westway

Last night GVSHP presented a program at the Community Room at Westbeth with author Prof. William W. Buzbee and his new book, “Fighting Westway: Environmental Law, Citizen Activism, and the Regulatory War that Transformed New York City.”

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

Reminder: Waterfront Town Hall Wed. Nov. 13 – 6:30 PM

We hope you and your neighbors can join us tomorrow evening for an important community meeting about Hudson River Park air rights. The New York State Legislature recently passed a bill allowing the sale of air rights from Hudson River

My Personal Remembrance of 9/11

For a few days after the terrorist attack on September 11, 2001, life in Greenwich Village was far from normal. I remember having to walk north of 14th Street just to get a newspaper and basic supplies from a convenience

Pier air rights may open a Pandora’s box of development

Talking Point     Read the full article here   July 18, 2013 BY ANDREW BERMAN  |  In late June we learned that the state Assembly and Senate had passed legislation that, among other things, allows the sale of air