The "tremendous irony" of moving Midtown to the East Village
The Landmarks Preservation Commission voted yesterday to designate a collection of over 330 buildings -- within the bounds of the Bowery, Avenue A, East 2nd and East 7th street -- as the first large-scale historic district in neighborhood history. In a 6 to 1 vote, the commission gave landmark prot ... More >>
Earlier today, around 40 gay activists and onlookers including State Senator Tom Duanes and City Councilmember Danny Dromm gathered in SoHo today in front of 186 Spring Street, the site of a nearly 200-year-old house that they argued played a major role in gay rights and AIDS activists history in th ... More >>
It felt like it was over yesterday even before the Greenwich Village residents in the balcony started booing and chanting, "Chin and Quinn did us in," before Council Speaker Christine Quinn called on NYPD to remove the hecklers from the chamber, before one last old, diminutive woman wailed, "Shame o ... More >>
We have recently learned that a historic, federal era row-house is in threat of demolition in the South Village.The property, located at 186 Spring Street, was built in 1824 and is one of the last structures of its kind that has mostly remained intact as it was originally constructed. It also belong ... More >>
No one's going to get exactly what they want. But that's the essence of compromise! This was part of Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer's message today when he officially announced his support for a scaled-back version of the controversial 20-year expansion plan for New York University. T ... More >>
In an editorial published in today's paper, the New York Times throws its weight behind NYU's controversial expansion plan, saying that the project's opponents have "mostly overreacted." Although the paper does honor some criticisms of the plan, their ultimate point is broad. "N.Y.U., along with ot ... More >>
An area of the East Village bounded by East 2nd and East 7th streets between First Avenue and the Bowery, plus 10th Street on the north side of Tompkins Square Park, is being considered as a possible future East Village Historic District. Today, DNA Info reports that the area for possible lan ... More >>
NYU-hating village preservationists will probably be celebrating today. The real-estate-hungry university has announced it will withdraw its application to build a planned 400-foot-tall tower in the Silver Towers complex at Bleecker and West Houston streets that was planned to include a dorm ... More >>
Tonight NYU, the Dread Pirate Roberts of Greenwich Village, will unveil its 25-year growth plans at an open house at the Kimmel Center, reports Crain's New York
The fate of a venerable venue hangs in the balance
Before NYU puts up another eyesore, the South Village seeks protection
It has not been a good few weeks for East Village residents and preservationists. First, there was the demolition of the landmarked façade on the old P.S. 64 school building on East 9th Street, which started July 25. Then, just two days later, work crews began tearing down the 158-year-old St. Brig ... More >>
The Donald crows about a big tower for Soho. Activists would like to shut him up.
Landmarks panel gives green light to wavy glass tower in the Village. But try fixing up your Village townhouse.
As NYU plans towering dorm for 12th Street, East Village neighbors cry foul
Related is trying to get a zoning variance so they can build even bigger
Landlord Steve Croman Has Turned Downtown Tenements Upscale, but Not Everyone Is Cheering. On 18th Street, a New Crop of Croman Tenants Is Worried That Theyre Next.