Last modified September 1, 2015 at 4:49 pm
Preservationists, mount up. The City Council is currently mulling over a bill that could have profound negative effects on the character of the city’s great architecture. “Intro 775,” as the legislation is called, essentially establishes “do or die” deadlines for landmark designations. Basically saying that, if certain timing parameters are not met, then historic sites […]
Posted April 1, 2015 at 10:16 am
Too soon? Yes. It’s shitty, but one of the common utterances we heard from people in the immediate aftermath of the explosion on Second Avenue last week was regarding the property itself. Real estate speculation; that developers were probably foaming at the mouth with the soon-to-be-available corner parcel. A spot in what many consider the “heart” […]
Posted December 1, 2014 at 3:55 pm
Unprecedented. The Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) plans to vote next Tuesday (December 9) on what is being called the “de-calendar [ing]” of one hundred buildings throughout the five boroughs. Procedurally, the LPC calendars hearings for which buildings and their historic and cultural currency are presented to the board who either vote in favor of land-marking or […]
Posted October 29, 2014 at 6:02 am
Local activists kept the faith and a Lower East Side icon was saved. Thanks to the grassroots efforts of the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation and its supporters, the 150-year-old German Romanesque-style Tifereth Israel Town and Village Synagogue at 334 East 14th Street is now officially designated a city landmark. The Landmarks Preservation Commission decreed the protective […]
Posted October 17, 2014 at 6:00 am
For a few short, yet culturally significant years, the Fillmore East buzzed the eardrums of rock fans. Bill Graham opened the historic theater in 1968 as the East Coast sister to San Francisco, and attracted a slew of legacy performers in their prime. Some artists who graced the stage, among others, were Pink Floyd, The […]
Posted September 10, 2013 at 6:00 am
The Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation (GVSHP) is now accusing the city, city council speaker Christine Quinn, and BP Scott Stringer of collectively allowing this questionably legal development to happen in the first place.
Posted June 21, 2013 at 6:15 am
Congratulations to Andrew Berman of the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation for his nomination to the 2013 Vanity Fair hall of fame. Anyone who follows local preservation efforts knows that Berman is constantly on the front lines, in the trenches fighting the perpetual uphill battle against developers and gentrification. No rally or cause is […]
Posted May 7, 2012 at 6:19 am
Preservationists are in scramble mode to stop the proposal, mustering the troops to attend the Landmarks Preservation Commission hearing tomorrow morning.
Posted April 13, 2011 at 10:01 am
Seems like more of the same regarding the fate of 35 Cooper Square.