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NoHo Historic District’s 19th Century Merchant’s House Threatened by Construction

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

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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Unlikely Victims of the Proposed Soda Ban Speak Out

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

DSC_0668 Council member Rosie Mendez hears business owners’ concerns over ‘arbitrary’ law By Paul Bisceglio Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s proposed ban on sales of large sugary beverages has kept city politicians and soft-drink industry officials buzzing all summer. Last week, however, City Council Member Rosie Mendez took a walk downtown to talk to people whose opinions on [&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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East Village Landmarking Meeting Held at City Hall

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

Preservationists listen in on the hearing. Photo by James Kelleher. Proposed preservation of the East Village meets a vocal audience The city’s preservationists came together in City Hall Tuesday when they made their voices heard at a Landmark Preservation Commission public hearing regarding proposed preservation designation for parts of the East Village. The proposal includes many historical, albeit dated, buildings like the Congregation Meseritz Synagogue [&hellip
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Local Pols Eye Tom Duane’s Seat

Written by Chris Bragg on . Posted in Politics

With Manhattan State Sen. Tom Duane announcing his retirement last night, rumors are already circulating about who will run for his coveted West Side seat — and petitioning begins on Tuesday. One name that has emerged already is that of Brad Hoylman, the senior vice president and general counsel for the Partnership for New York City, who had [&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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Interactive Map Shows City’s Most Dangerous Streets for Pedestrians

Written by admin on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown

TEACHERS UNITE FOR BETTER FOOD If you happen to see roughly 1,000 New York City schoolteachers flocking to the Broadway building of the United Federation of Teachers the morning of Saturday, Oct. 22, do not be alarmed—The Food Bank for New York City is just hosting its annual daylong nutrition education training program at 52 [&hellip
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