Tag: Rosie Mendez

Astor Place Mosaic Poles Unveiled and Dedicated; One More To Go

Last Thursday was the official unveiling and dedication of the restored Mosaic Trail poles as part of the Astor Place and Cooper Square renovation, which greatly expanded the pedestrian space in the area. Go check them out!  The poles and bases were …

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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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One Year After the Second Avenue Explosion

Tomorrow will mark one year since the tragic gas explosion on Second Avenue and 7th Street street that killed two people and led to the collapse and destruction of three buildings and created a gap in our East Village community.  …

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Could Redevelopment Finally Be Moving Forward at P.S. 64?

East Village activists were surprised to learn recently that the city’s Department of Buildings had issued new work permits for 605 E. 9th Street, the former public school that served as the CHARAS-El Bohio community center for two decades, until …

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Preservation Includes Community Gardens, and More

Not so long ago, there were 57 community gardens sprinkled along the streets of the East Village and Lower East Side – registered with the Parks Department’s GreenThumb program, that is; in total there were even more. Now there are …

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A Victory for a Once (And Future?) Community Center, an Embattled Landmark

When you’ve been involved in a struggle since last century – 16 long years – you don’t let an opportunity to celebrate pass by. Some 200 East Villagers, elected officials and others did just that yesterday, on a sunny street …

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An East Village Synagogue Building Saved

  On August 8, 2008, GVSHP and the East Village Community Coalition formally requested that the City landmark the historic Congregation Mezritch Synagogue building at 415 East 6th Street in the East Village (you can read the request, and more …

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City Councilmember Rosie Mendez: 2012 Village Award Winner

At a time when over-development is an ever-present threat in our Village neighborhoods, City Councilmember Rosie Mendez has distinguished herself as a staunch advocate for historic preservation and zoning protections. Since 2005, Rosie has served District 2 in Manhattan, which …

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2012 Village Award Winners will be presented at GVSHP's Annual Meeting on June 7th

Congratulations to the 2012 Village Award Winners

On Thursday, June 7th, eight Village businesses, people, and institutions will be presented a Village Award by the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation.We received hundreds of nominations, and the winners are ….

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