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Minetta Street Tenement to be One-Family Mansion

Written by Alan Krawitz on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

mansion_1_ma Activists lament mounting development in S. Village By Alan Krawitz The yellow tenement at 9 Minetta Street, with a dubious history of suspected illegal hotel use, located within the proposed South Village Historic District, is on track for conversion from a 20-unit building to a 5,000 square foot, one-family mansion, according to information from the [&hellip
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Block Association Leader Brings History Into the Present

Written by NY Press on . Posted in Downtown OTTY Awards, Special Sections

Richard Blodgett has spent decades getting to know the Charlton Street community By Rebecca Temerario Richard Blodgett didn’t expect to fall in love with New York. After graduating from Middlebury College in 1962, Blodgett relocated to New York City for a job with the Wall Street Journal. In 1968, Blodgett moved to his current address. [&hellip
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Downtown Community Reacts to Hudson Square Rezoning Proposal

Written by Marissa Maier on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

DT_hudsonsqmeeting_signfront By Paul Bisceglio Community Board 2 (CB2) held a public hearing last week on a proposal to rezone Hudson Square, the burgeoning media district between West Houston, Greenwich and Canal Streets and Sixth Avenue. Most workers leave the neighborhood after business hours due to its lack of housing and shops, but Trinity Real Estate, owners [&hellip
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Chelsea Market Upzoning Passes City Planning Commission, Moves to City Council

Written by NYPress on . Posted in Blog, Breaking News

The City Planning Commission voted today to approve an amended proposition by Jamestown Properties to upzone Chelsea Market. This plan allows for new structures to be built atop the 9th and 10th Ave ends of the complex, a modification zoning regulations currently prohibit, according to a statement by the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation [&hellip
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LGBTQ History Becomes Focus of Saving 186 Spring Street Federal Style House

Written by NYPress on . Posted in Blog, Breaking News, Posts, Uncategorized

By Alissa Fleck When the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation (GVSHP) first discovered that developer Stephan Boivin intended to raze the 1824 federal style house formerly belonging to Beastie Boy Adam Horovitz, the group focused primarily on the house’s architectural merit. Boivin’s development group, Nordica, hoped to transform the house into apartments and retail [&hellip
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Opponents to Approved N.Y.U. Expansion Plan Tossed out of City Hall, Considering Next Step

Written by NYPress on . Posted in Breaking News, News Our Town Downtown, Our Town, Our Town Downtown

nyu By Paul Bisceglio   “Chin and Quinn did us in!” jeered over 50 opponents to New York University’s expansion plan from a balcony overlooking City Council’s chamber. “Shame on you!” Greenwich Village residents, community activists and N.Y.U. professors filled the chamber to capacity yesterday to witness the full City Council’s final vote to approve hotly [&hellip
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Full City Council Approves NYU Expansion, Promise Fight’s Just Begun

Written by NYPress on . Posted in Blog, Breaking News, Our Town Downtown, Uncategorized

Full City Council voted today, 44-1, to approve NYU’s modified expansion plan, despite continued community resistance. Speaker Christine Quinn called the modified plan significantly smaller than the original proposal and was satisfied with the outcome, reported WNYC. (by Alissa Fleck and Paul Bisceglio) The decrease in size from approximately 2 million square feet down to [&hellip
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NYU Sexton Plan Overwhelmingly Passes City Council Committees

Written by Our Town Downtown on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

University makes modifications to plan, likely to be approved by full Council By Alissa Fleck NYU’s modified expansion plan is one step closer to fruition, much to the disappointment of staunchly opposed community members. The City Council’s Zoning Subcommittee and Land Use Committee voted back-to-back on Tuesday in overwhelming support of NYU’s expansion plan, with [&hellip
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NYU “Sexton Plan” Overwhelmingly Passes City Council Committees

Written by Alissa Fleck on . Posted in Breaking News, News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

COmmunity members wait to hear the vote. Photo by James Kelleher. University makes modifications to plan, likely to be approved by full council NYU’s modified expansion plan is one step closer to fruition, much to the disappointment of staunchly opposed community members. The City Council’s Zoning Subcommittee and Land Use Committee voted back-to-back on Tuesday, in overwhelming support of NYU’s expansion plan, with certain mutually agreed [&hellip
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Update: Landmarks Commission Says Former Beastie Boy’s Home Not a Landmark

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Photo by James Kelleher. NY Press recently reported Developer Stephan Boivin filed for demolition permits for the home at 186 Spring Street, which formerly belonged to Beastie Boy Adam Horovitz. The Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation (GVSHP) has been fighting to have the property preserved by the Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC). The LPC recently declared the site not [&hellip
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