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  • Happy Birthday, John Leguizamo, Passionate Preservationist

    Happy Birthday, John Leguizamo, Passionate Preservationist

    John Lequizamo, arguably one of the Village’s funniest residents, was not always a preservationist.  As he remarked in a recent interview in the New York Times, his therapist recommended that he “get a hobby.”  The entertainment business is notoriously rife with stress, and Mr. Leguizamo […]

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  • On this Day: Washington Square Village Found Eligible for State and National Registers of Historic Places

    On this date in 2011, the New York State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO), presented a “Resource Evaluation” that agreed with the Landmarks Preservation Commission’s earlier finding that the complex known as Washington Square Village was eligible for inclusion in the National Park Service’s National Register […]

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  • Business of the Month: Mercer Street Books, 206 Mercer Street

    Your input is needed! Today we feature our latest Business of the Month — and we need your help selecting the next. Tell us which independent store you love in Greenwich Village, the East Village or NoHo: just click here to vote for your favorite.  […]

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  • This Day in History: NYU Incorporated

    Today is the 184th anniversary of the incorporation of NYU. Originally chartered as the “University of the City of New-York”, in 1831 admission was open to all during a time when most universities only admitted members of the privileged classes. The founders of NYU imagined a […]

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  • 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 some items on  our current […]

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  • Today in Greenwich Village NYU History

    Three years ago today, GVSHP and the Village won an important early victory in the ongoing battle against the NYU 2031 expansion plan. On February 23, 2012, Community Board #2 voted unanimously to reject the overly ambitious and out of scale development proposal.  This was […]

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  • A Landmark of Hypocrisy?

    You never know what you might stumble upon when walking around the neighborhood. Recently I discovered that NYU had installed a sign on the grounds of the I.M. Pei-designed Silver Towers complex touting its landmark designation by the City in 2008.  The signage appeared to […]

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  • NYU Expansion Plan; Not Over, But Still Outrageous

    Last week’s news that the First Department Panel of the Appellate Division struck down Supreme Court Justice Donna Mills’ ruling halting much of the NYU expansion plan was disappointing to say the least.  But, as we have reminded people, it is not the end of […]

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  • A Groundbreaking Groundbreaking

    On August 12, 1964, ground was broken for the construction of 505 LaGuardia Place (then known as 505 West Broadway), the first of the three towers which, along with the giant Picasso sculpture “Sylvette,” form what was called University Village. The entire complex was built […]

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  • 2013 Village Award Winner: NYU Faculty Against the Sexton Plan

    You don’t often hear “NYU” and “award” in the same sentence (at least not when GVSHP is giving the award).  But a bold and unapologetic group of NYU faculty who have spearheaded the charge from within against the university’s massive Village expansion plans was a […]

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