Posts Tagged ‘Andrew Berman’

Former Beastie Boy’s South Village House Slated for Demolition

Written by NYPress on . Posted in Breaking News

Fight for your right…to get historic sites landmarked? Developer Stephan Boivin has filed for demolition permits for an “1824 federal style house” recently purchased from Beastie Boy Adam Horovitz, according to a statement from the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation. The Beastie Boy’s former residence is at 186 Spring Street in the proposed South [&hellip
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Column: Are City Council Hearings Better Than Broadway?

Written by NYPress on . Posted in Blog, NY Press Exclusive, Uncategorized

There’s no “behind the scenes” of a City Council hearing, particularly one as contentious and impassioned as the recent hearing on NYU’s proposed expansion. Indeed the spectacle unfolded without pretense. (by Alissa Fleck) Last week at 8 a.m. on the morning of the hearing, plan opponents clutching massive, colorful banners flooded the City Hall steps [&hellip
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Downtown Buildings on the Brink: The Infamous Abandoned Properties Below 14th Street

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

JoeWolf_CityHallStation_o It’s difficult to imagine that amid the coveted, prime real estate of downtown Manhattan, where rates often top $200 per square foot for commercial space, some buildings remain idle, abandoned, deteriorating or otherwise neglected. Although it’s unknown exactly how many abandoned, vacant or unused properties there are in the city, recent efforts to count such [&hellip
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Former Frank Stella Studio Saved in East Village

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

Preservationists, residents, politicians save 128 E. 13th St. following six-year push It took six years to accomplish, but hard work and perseverance paid off for city preservationists as the city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) voted unanimously last week to landmark 128 E. 13th St., a building once used to auction off horses. The campaign to [&hellip
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St. Vincent’s Deal Adds School, Saves Building

Written by AlanKrawitz on . Posted in Breaking News, News Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit, Our Town Downtown, West Side Spirit

Following nearly five years of negotiation, an agreement reached Wednesday by the City Council, Rudin Management and the mayor’s office allows for significant changes to the developer’s plans at the former St. Vincent’s Hospital site. The City Council’s Land Use Committee voted 10 to one in favor of a proposal whose major provisions include shrinking Rudin’s residential development from 450 condo units to 350; [&hellip
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On Topic: A Changing Village and a Call for Voices

Written by Our Town Downtown on . Posted in On Topic OTDT, Opinion and Column, Our Town Downtown

In and around the Village, we’re seeing an extraordinary burst of development activity with far-reaching consequences. Trinity Realty will soon file an application to rezone Hudson Square and turn it into a 24-hour high-rise mixed-use community. Jamestown Properties is seeking to rezone Chelsea Market to enable the construction of a huge hotel and office complex [&hellip
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Predictions For 2012

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Pundits and players ruminate on what 2012 holds in store for Downtown—and beyond.   Click below for the predictions:   Margaret Chin, City Council member Andrew Berman, Executive Director of the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation Nancy Shafer, Executive Director of the Tribeca Film Festival Gene Russianoff, Staff Attorney for the Straphangers Campaign Elizabeth [&hellip
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