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March 28, 2016

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Village Awards Deadline

House Tour Tickets

Saving Federal Houses

Village Awards Deadline Looming

Time is running out – nominate a person, place, business, or organization for a Village Award today!

The Annual Village Awards are sponsored by GVSHP to honor the people, places, and organizations that contribute significantly to the quality of life in Greenwich Village, the East Village, and NoHo.

Nominations must be received by Monday, April 4 at 6:00 P.M. Awardees will be recognized at GVSHP's Village Awards on Tuesday, June 14th.  Past award winners, nominees outside of Greenwich Village, the East Village, and NoHo, and GVSHP employees and trustees are not eligible (
a full list of past award winners can be found here.)

2014 Village Award Winner
New York Central Art Supply

Please click here to nominate an individual, business, organization, streetscape, front stoop, restoration, or garden you feel makes an impact on life in the Village.

Learn more about and see video of our
2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, and 2010 Village Awards.

Save the date – GVSHP’s Annual Meeting and Village Awards will be held on Tuesday, June 14th at 6pm at The New School’s Tishman Auditorium.


 

Purchase Tickets to Annual House Tour and Reception

Photo: Bob Estremera

GVSHP’s 18th Annual Benefit House Tour is Sunday, May 1. 

This cherished spring tradition offers unrivalled access to some of the most stunning and historic homes in Greenwich Village. This year’s tour will not disappoint, with houses ranging from dazzling lofts to one of the oldest survining houses in Manhattan.  All proceeds support GVSHP’s work.

A limited number of tickets to the house tour (1-5:30pm) and post-tour reception (5:30-7:30pm) are on sale. 


Purchase today while you still can.  Day-of tickets, if available, will be priced higher.

Click here for individual tickets and here for more information about the tour and reception.


 

Saving Federal Houses (1790-1835) -- GVSHP Report

The many surviving Federal houses in Lower Manhattan are a special part of the heritage of New York City. The Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation has made the documentation and preservation of these houses a key part of our mission.
 
GVSHP has issued a new report highlighting the Society’s successful efforts to protect these structures by cataloguing nearly one hundred and fifty of them in a single document. From 1999 to the present, the Society either proposed these houses for individual landmark designation or for inclusion in historic districts, or both, or advocated for their designation.  All are now landmarked, listed on the State and National Registers of Historic Places, or both.

Federal houses were built between 1790 and 1835.  The style was so named because it was the first American architectural style to emerge after the Revolutionary War.  Most were the first and only structure ever built on the land upon which they stand.  Some remain pristinely intact from over two centuries ago; others have been modified and altered to such a degree that only the most expert eye might recognize the building’s origins.  Most recently, GVSHP successfully advocated for the landmark designation of 57 Sullivan Street (1816) in the South Village, which is scheduled to be landmarked later this year.

Explore the report here.  Find out more about this charming and surprisingly ubiquitous breed of architectural survivors, and how advocacy efforts and landmark designation have helped ensured their continued preservation.


 

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