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12 July 2013


South Village Historic Plaque Unveiling
July 29


Come to the Next NYU Lawsuit Court Date
July 18!

State Legislation Allows Transfer of Hudson River Park Pier Air Rights Inland for Development


New Landmarks Applications

Unveiling of Historic Plaque Marking the San Remo Caf�, Monday, July 29


Please join us as we unveil our latest historic plaque later this month marking the site of the legendary San Remo Caf�, located at 189 Bleecker Street/93 MacDougal Street from 1925 to 1967. The site is located in the currently proposed -- and soon to be designated, we hope! -- South Village Historic District.


In the late 1940s and 50s, the San Remo was the premiere haunt for the literary and artistic set, attracting an unparalleled array of figures from the Beat movement, the New York School of poets and painters, and The Living Theater. Regulars included Allen Ginsberg, Dylan Thomas, Jack Kerouac, William S. Burroughs, Miles Davis, Frank O'Hara, Judith Malina, Jackson Pollock, James Baldwin, and Gore Vidal. Several of these eminent figures first met here, and many immortalized the San Remo in their writings. You can read more about the San Remo HERE.


The unveiling will begin at 6:30 pm on Monday, July 29th.  GVSHP, the Two Boots Foundation, and the board and managers of 93 MacDougal Street will be sponsoring the event.


Come to the Next NYU Lawsuit Court Date July 18!


Please join GVSHP, NYU Faculty Against the Sexton Plan, and the many other plaintiffs in the case against the City and State's approval of NYU's massive Village expansion plan for our next court date.


After the Borough President, City Council, and City Planning Commission approved NYU's massive Village expansion plan last year, they left us with no choice but to seek redress in the courts to protect our neighborhood.

We know it's the dead of summer, but it's important to show the judge and the public at large just how much opposition there is to this woefully misguided and terribly damaging plan. We'll provide colorful stickers so everyone will know why you are there and how you feel about the NYU plan.



  • On Thursday, July 18th, come to 111 Centre Street (btw. White and Leonard Streets), rm. 574. Bring photo ID and leave time to go through security. The hearing is supposed to begin at 10:30 am.

State Legislation Allows Transfer of Hudson River Park Pier Air Rights Inland for Development


GVSHP was very concerned when the State Legislature approved a measure in late June allowing the "air rights" from commercial piers within the Hudson River Park to be transferred for use one block inland. This has the potential to significantly increase the size and scope of development along the waterfront in our neighborhoods.


There was virtually no notice to the general public that such a measure was to be voted upon or was even under consideration by the State Legislature, no solicitation of public comments or feedback, and no analysis done or information provided about the potential scope of the impact this would have or the amount, type, scale, or location of development it would allow.


GVSHP and fellow Village and Chelsea community groups have expressed our extreme concern to State legislators about this, and asked for answers to these questions as well as a broader conversation with the public about this measure's potential impact and implications for development in our neighborhoods. Read our letter HERE.


GVSHP will continue to press for answers and fight to ensure that inappropriate and oversized development are not allowed along our waterfront.

Latest Landmark Applications Available


GVSHP provides an ongoing record of all applications for changes to landmarked properties in our neighborhoods (Greenwich Village, NoHo, Gansevoort Market, the South Village, and the East Village) that require a public hearing before they can be approved. These proposals range from minor alterations to large additions, demolition, and new construction on landmarked sites.


Find out about the application, when the Community Board and NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission public hearings will take place, and how you can weigh in before decisions are made. You can also sign up for alerts to be notified of changes in the status of the application.    


The new applications below are scheduled to be heard in the near future at the Community Board, the LPC, or both. Click on each for more information.

CB2 hearing: 07/15/2013 LPC hearing: 07/23/2013
CB2 hearing: 07/15/2013 LPC hearing: 07/23/2013

To sign up for notifications of new landmarks applications, please click HERE.

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Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation

232 East 11th Street, New York, NY 10003 / (212) 475-9585