Your contribution will keep GVSHP strong in 2013, and help us preserve our neighborhoods' history and character.
Won't you please make a donation NOW?
Your support has allowed us to:
Since 2003 we've helped secure EIGHT new landmark districts or extensions, in the West Village, Meatpacking District, South Village, NoHo, and the East Village, containing almost ONE THOUSAND BUILDINGS on MORE THAN FIFTY BLOCKS
We've won NYC landmark designation for nearly a dozen early 19th century houses across Lower Manhattan; modern masterpieces like I.M. Pei's Silver Towers; former sailor's hotels and converted factories (including the entire Westbeth complex) in the West Village; the East Village's Webster Hall and 128 East 13th Street, New York's last surviving horse auction mart building and the artist Frank Stella's former studio; and many more
GVSHP got broad swaths of the East and West Village rezoned to prevent out-of-scale new development and oversized dorms and hotels, and to encourage preservation of historic buildings
Our children's education program serves over 1,300 students annually from across New York City, regardless of ability to pay
We now offer more than 50 tours, lectures, book talks, panel discussions, and film screenings annually about the architectural and cultural history of our neighborhoods, reaching nearly 5,000 people
We've expanded our oral histories, virtual neighborhood tours, and photographic and literary archives, and launched a historic plaque program
GVSHP reviews over a hundred applications each year for changes to landmarked sites in our neighborhood
We've created the only website in New York providing images and detailed information on every public hearing application for changes to landmarked sites in our neighborhoods, so you can weigh in with government agencies before changes are decided
GVSHP got groundbreaking recognition for LGBT history sites such as Stonewall, 101 Avenue A (the Pyramid Club), and 186 Spring Street
We've secured state and federal historic designation for hundreds of buildings, which offers tax breaks and financial assistance for preservation and renovation
We've responded to plans for large scale new developments by NYU and the New School, at Chelsea Market and the St. Vincent's Hospital site, reducing the size of planned developments and preserving historic buildings slated for demolition
We helped stop NYU's plans for a 400 ft. tall tower on Bleecker Street, the tallest building ever in Greenwich Village, won reductions in the size of a planned glass tower in the Meatpacking District and an addition to the iconic Puck Building, secured landmark protections for the East Village's last operating tenement synagogue and one of its grandest cathedrals
GVSHP celebrates scores of our neighborhood's most beloved small businesses, community leaders, and institutions with our Annual Village Awards
We've launched a state-certified continuing education program to teach real estate industry professionals about the importance of historic preservation
We research and document the history of thousands of buildings in our neighborhood for the public, scholars, and policy-makers, promoting a greater appreciation of the history of our neighborhoods and the value in their preservation
You can help GVSHP continue and expand all these initiatives, and undertake new ones, with a contribution TODAY.
We have so much more to do in 2013 --
We're fighting in court to get NYU's grossly inappropriate expansion approvals overturned.
We're working hard to get the City to enact promised landmark protections in the South, West, and East Village.
We're expanding state and federal historic designations in our neighborhood to provide additional tax and financial assistance for preserving buildings.
And we're seeking further zoning changes across our neighborhoods to protect their character and prevent oversized development.
Only your support can make this possible.
Please GIVE TO GVSHP TODAY for a better, stronger 2013.