Greenwich Village Stories at Symphony Space on WNYC this Sunday
Did you miss the sold-out readings from GVSHP's book, Greenwich Village Stories this past Spring at Symphony Space? Or did you make it, and want to hear those inspiring readings all over again?
Either way, be sure to catch Next Stop, Greenwich Village with host Jane Curtin this Sunday, October 5 on WNYC AM820 at 1-2pm, and on 94FM at 10-11 pm. The show will feature readings from Greenwich Village Stories by Dave Hill, Ralph Lee, Isaac Mizrahi, and Penny Arcade, as well as "Snowing in Greenwich Village," by John Updike, performed by Jane Curtin, and "Alone in the Kitchen with an Eggplant," by Laurie Colwin, performed by Kelli O'Hara. If you miss it this Sunday, the show will be available at selectedshorts.org as a free podcast for 5 weeks thereafter.
And if you missed Greenwich Village Stories on PBS' MetroFocus with Rafael Pi Roman, watch it here.
To purchase or read more about Greenwich Village Stories: A Collection of Memories, click here.
All proceeds from the sale of Greenwich Village Stories support the work of the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation.
More on the Trump SoHo Foreclosure
An object lesson in lack of government oversight
Op-Ed BY ANDREW BERMAN, Executive Director, Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation
The recent news that the Trump Soho Condo-Hotel is going into foreclosure and will be sold inspires some reflection. How did we get saddled with this 454-foot-tall eyesore anyway, and how was something so clearly wrong ever allowed to be built?
The story starts when The Donald first announced plans for the Trump Soho on the finale of "The Apprentice" in May 2006, and ends with a stunning lack of appropriate government oversight.
Read the entire piece here...
Trump SoHo: Up In The Air
by Daniel Fitzsimmons
General admission tickets to this event are priced at $20, but GVSHP members can receive complimentary tickets by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
When the mega-project was built, Donald Trump agreed to residency requirements to placate neighbors. But those rules were ignored, and pressure is building again as the project seeks a buyer.
With the Trump SoHo set to foreclose, and the prospect of new owners acquiring the property, members of a historical society in Greenwich Village want the city to enforce residency requirements that enabled the 46-story condo-hotel to be built in the first place -- stipulations that they say the city failed to enforce since it opened in 2010.
Read the entire piece here...
GVSHP Members Only - Free Tickets to the International Fine Art & Antiques Show
GVSHP is pleased to once again offer our members complimentary access to the International Fine Art & Antiques Show, Friday October 17 through Thursday October 23. The show is open from 11 AM to 7:30 PM every day except Sunday October 19th and Thursday October 23rd, when it is open from 11 AM to 6:00 PM. Taking place at the Park Avenue Amory at Park Avenue and 67th Street, the show features leading international dealers with an outstanding selection of superb works of art, including bronze, jewelry, arms and armor, rare books, furniture, and more. More information about the show can be found here.
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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.
To sign up for notifications of new landmarks applications, please click HERE.
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