Posts Tagged ‘gvshp’

Neighborhood Chatter: Hudson Sq. Rezoning, Garodnick Calls for Lower Rent, Bike Safety

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800px-Delivery_bike_NYC Garodnick Calls for Lower Rents in Stuy Town/PCV In reaction to stalled progress efforts for post-Sandy recovery, Council Member Daniel Garodnick is demanding further rent reductions for the inhabitants of Stuyvesant Town and Peter Cooper Village. In a statement issued last week, Garodnick said that he finds the lack of maintenance, combined with the lack [&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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LGBTQ History Becomes Focus of Saving 186 Spring Street Federal Style House

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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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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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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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Former Beastie Boy’s South Village House Slated for Demolition

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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?

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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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Debate Over NYU 2031 Plan Rages On

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

Debate on both sides of the incendiary NYU expansion plan—NYU 2031—continues as the plan remains in limbo until voted on by City Council in July. The proposal passed the City Planning Commission 12-1, with Michelle de la Uz being the sole holdout against NYU’s controversial plan, which has come to be known as “Sexton’s Plan” [&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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NYU Expansion Hearing Brings Public Concerns to Light

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The CPC's Public Hearing on the NYU Expansion (Sexton Plan) drew the full attention of the maximum capacity auditorium at the Museum of the American Indian. by Mike Vidafar Borough President’s Compromise Not Enough to Sway Public Opinion On Wed. afternoon (4/25), the City Planning Commission (CPC) held a public hearing at the Museum of the American Indian to hear both concerns and support over the NYU Sexton Plan – a project that would radically expand the NYU campus over a [&hellip
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