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March 10, 2016


City Council To Vote Soon On Slashing Neighborhood Zoning Protections

Julius’ Sip-In 50th Anniversary Approaches

Latest Landmark Applications Available

City Council To Vote Soon On Slashing Neighborhood Zoning Protection

The City Council will have the final say on the Mayor’s proposal to slash neighborhood zoning protections and to make affordable housing measures dependent upon massive neighborhood upzonings.  This would do more harm than good in terms of affordability, and would damage and in some cases destroy the scale, character, and sense of place of many of our neighborhoods.  Read more in GVSHP's op-ed published in Chelsea Now and The Villager.

While the Mayor has been lobbying furiously to get his plans passed by the City Council, he has consistently refused to respond to GVSHP’s investigation which found that the City is regularly giving away illegal, extra bulk to developers in our neighborhood which they are ONLY supposed to receive if they provide required affordable housing.  Read GVSHP’s letter here.

On a positive note, it has recently been reported that in response to objections by groups like GVSHP and the City Council, the Mayor has dropped one element of his rezoning plan – the elimination of sliver law protections in some areas.  Read more here.

The Council will be voting later this month on these measures.


Julius’ Sip-In 50th Anniversary Approaches

Next month will be the 50th anniversary of the “Sip-In” at Julius’ Bar in Greenwich Village, a landmark of civil rights history which helped change the law and attitudes around LGBT people three years before the Stonewall Riots

In response to this milestone, GVSHP is renewing its push for landmark designation for the 1826 building which houses Julius’, which has had a bar in its ground floor since at least 1864.  In 2012, GVSHP got Julius' ruled eligible for the State and National Registers of Historic Places.  Read more here.

In honor of this effort, the Fred W. McDarrah Estate has generously donated a limited number of high-quality prints of the iconic image of this great moment in civil rights history to be available for sale, with proceeds supporting GVSHP.


Find out more about LGBT history sites in the Village and East Village and GVSHP’s efforts to recognize and preserve them here and here.

Latest Landmark Applications

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.

1 Horatio Street
CB2 Hearing: 03/21/2016

27 Christopher Street
CB2 Hearing: 03/21/2016

25 Bleecker Street
CB2 Hearing: 03/21/2016

64 East 4th Street
CB3 Hearing: 03/15/2016

92 West Houston Street
CB2 Hearing: 03/14/2016

128 MacDougal Street
CB2 Hearing: 03/14/2016

37 Barrow Street
CB2 Hearing: 03/14/2016

11 Fifth Avenue
CB2 Hearing: 03/14/2016

20 East 10th Street
CB2 Hearing: 03/14/2016

88 Perry Street
CB2 Hearing: 03/14/2016

86 Bedford Street
CB2 Hearing: 03/14/2016

875 Washington Street
CB2 Hearing: 03/14/2016

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

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