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Block Association Leader Brings History Into the Present

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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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The Battle of Hudson Square

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Hudson Square Retailers and community board clash over downtown zoning By Sophia Rosenbaum Chocolatier Jacques Torres’ business is booming at his Brooklyn shop—but melting on Hudson Street. Torres attributes the success of his Dumbo outlet to the area’s rezoning, which sparked a residential boom. He’s hoping the same will happen in Hudson Square, an area in west [&hellip
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Neighborhood Chatter

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

NeighborhoodChatter Compiled by Nora Bosworth and Naomi Cohen City Approves East Village Landmark District Neighborhood preservation groups secured a victory on Tuesday, Oct. 9, when the New York City Landmarks Preservation Society voted to approve the Lower East Side/East Village Historic District. The district includes 330 buildings and covers parts of the 15 blocks between Avenue A [&hellip
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NoHo Historic District’s 19th Century Merchant’s House Threatened by Construction

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dt_merchanthouse_Natalie M copy By Alissa Fleck Tears were literally shed by community members at a recent hearing about the future of the NoHo Historic District’s 19th century Merchant’s House, as they spoke fondly of the home’s significance. Several groups including the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation (GVSHP), the Historic Districts Council and members and volunteers with the [&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

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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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Greenwich Village Locals Continue Fight to Save 186 Spring Street Townhouse

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Greenwich Village. Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons. by Adel Manoukian A historic house at 186 Spring Street may be torn down by owner and Canadian developer Nordica, but not if the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation (GVSHP) has anything to say about it. The GVSHP has recently discovered that the 1824 house, formerly owned by Beastie Boys member Adam Horovitz, has [&hellip
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Imagining Greenwich Village in 2031

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

James KelleherIMG_9441 Residents, politicians, activists envision impact of NYU’s long-term expansion plan New York University scored a key victory last week as the City Council approved a slightly scaled back version of the school’s controversial 2031 expansion plan. While the project was pared down, it will still add close to 6 million square feet of academic space [&hellip
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Opponents to Approved N.Y.U. Expansion Plan Tossed out of City Hall, Considering Next Step

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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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East Village and LES Historic District Moves Forward

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

JamesKelleher_GVSHP_(KateBostock-R,LeslieMason-L,GVSHPTrustees)IMG_6946 Landmarking in downtown neighborhoods has surprising opposition from local churches The city’s preservationists marched downtown last Tuesday to make their voices heard at a Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) hearing on the proposal to create an East Village and Lower East Side Historic District. Landowners, locals and political representatives flooded the ninth floor of City Hall [&hellip
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