As we wrote in December's cover story More Money Than God, Trinity Wall Street is a lot more than just a church -- it's a real estate company sitting on something like $1 billion dollars in New York property -- a dual role that sometimes brings it into conflict with its neighbors.
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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.
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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 >>
Museum of the City of New YorkThe Museum of the City of New York has expanded their photography archive online, adding some 10,000 images. Elizabeth Finkelstein, director of preservation and research at the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation, pointed us to a few that are part ... More >>