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  • All we want for the holidays is TO SAVE OUR NEIGHBORHOOD!

    It’s the case every year – what we want for the holidays, much like every other time of year, is to save our neighborhood. On a very cold December 20, 2004, that was exactly our message when GVSHP hosted a press conference at which we […]

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  • How Zoning Shapes Our Neighborhoods

    One hundred one years ago today, on July 25, 1916, New York City adopted the very first zoning rules anywhere in the country. This system for regulating the size, height, use, and other related characteristics of new development revolutionized the way cities looked and developed, […]

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  • How Tall Will New Buildings in My Neighborhood Be? A New 3-D Map Tells Us

    With everything going on in the world, you may have missed a great new resource DNAinfo recently released:  an incredible interactive 3D rotatable map,called How Tall Will New Buildings in My NYC Neighborhood Be? Their 3-D map shows what construction could do to every neighborhood’s skyline […]

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  • What A Difference GVSHP Makes! Preserving Vanderbilt Hall and Washington Square

    This series shines a light on the important things we’re achieving together in Greenwich Village, the East Village, and NoHo. Each month, we’ll be exploring a new site or topic that has benefited from GVSHP’s work. With your support, every day we make a difference. […]

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  • Donald Trump’s Illustrious Record of Offenses

    The Donald has been in the news quite a bit lately, which is always fun for everyone. Mr. Trump’s recent verbal assaults on our senses and sensibilities have reminded us of some of his shenanigans in our neighborhood over the years, largely in connection to […]

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  • A New Plan to Preserve the Small Businesses We Love and Need

    Think about the neighborhood where you live, whether West Village or East, Astor Place or University Place. Regarding your retail shopping options, if you could pick one of the following as your reality, would it be: Status quo: both independent businesses and chain stores open […]

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  • Looking Back and Looking Ahead

    Last night, in the main gallery of the Salmagundi Club on 5th Avenue, GVSHP Executive Director Andrew Berman gave a lecture/slideshow about the state of historic preservation. Over the past 10 years we have seen a lot of changes in Greenwich Village, the East Village, […]

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  • City’s Own Data Contradicts Their Claims on Trump SoHo’s Legality — Pt. II

    Last November, we showed how — to our amazement — the City’s own “Community Profile” of Community Board #2 categorized the Trump SoHo “Condo-Hotel” as a residential property.  This would make it illegal under the zoning, because when built, the zoning in Hudson Square did […]

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  • More Details on Hudson Square Rezoning Decision

    On Wednesday the City Planning Commission voted to approve the proposed Hudson Square Rezoning with some minor modifications, sending it to the City Council.  The Council now has fifty days to hold a public hearing and make a final decision as to whether or not […]

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  • When Broken Zoning Rules Lead to Exhumed Bones

    Working in historic preservation you sometimes find yourself dealing with things you never expect. On this date in 2006, GVSHP wrote to Mayor Bloomberg regarding a 19th century abolitionist church graveyard that had been dug up and disturbed in the process of preparing for the […]

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