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Honoring Lucy and Lenny Cecere

Lucy Cecere, who passed away on March 19, 2011, at the age of 89, was small in stature, but a true giant in a neighborhood of outsized personalities in which she lived her whole life. She was someone who deeply loved …

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Old P.S. 64/CHARAS Landmark Anniversary

Today marks the ten year anniversary of the LPC designation of  605 East 9th Street, the former P.S. 64 & Charas-El Bohio Cultural Center. GVSHP fought hard in support of this designation along with many neighborhood partners, which saved the property …

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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 …

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Ten Years Ago: Far West Village Protests, and Progress

April 18 and 19 mark two incredibly important Far West Village preservation anniversaries — each from 2004.  At that time, GVSHP and allied community groups were engaged in a heated battle to try to prevent the wholesale destruction of the …

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City Council Hudson Square Rezoning Vote Postponed

Well, we’ve been waiting for years — though certainly not waiting patiently or quietly — for the long-promised landmark designation of the South Village. Today we found out that it will be yet another couple of days until we find …

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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 …

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The development of Washington Square Village was part of a controversial Urban Renewal project. From the William Eppes Collection, GVSHP.

NYU Development Battles Past and Present

The Atlantic Cities featured an article called “A Brief History of NYU Land Battles” on its site this past Tuesday, before the City Council Land Use Committee voted nearly unanimously to approve a slightly modified version of NYU’s massive proposed …

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