57 Sullivan Street, 1816 House Landmarked After 14 Year Effort!
Today the Landmarks Preservation Commission voted unanimously to landmark 57 Sullivan Street, a two hundred year old house which GVSHP has been campaigning to have landmarked since 2002!
This 1816 federal-style house was first considered for landmark designation in 1970. In 2002, GVSHP and the New York Landmarks Conservancy began a push to get 57 Sullivan Street reconsidered, proposing it as one of 13 federal-era (1790-1835) houses in Lower Manhattan for landmark designation (nine of the other twelve houses have already been landmarked). In 2009 the Commission heard 57 Sullivan Street again, but did not vote. In 2013, GVSHP successfully nominated 57 Sullivan Street for the State and National Registers of Historic Places as part of the South Village Historic District.
Read GVSHP’s letter to the LPC about 57 Sullivan Street here and its testimony in support of designation here; more background here.
57 Sullivan Street is also located within the third phase of GVSHP’s proposed South Village Historic District. Most of the first phase was landmarked in 2010, and most of the second phase was landmarked in 2013. GVSHP is continuing to push for designation of the third and final phase.
Since 1997, it has been a special part of GVSHP’s mission to advocate for preservation of federal-style houses in Lower Manhattan. GVSHP has successfully advocated for landmark designation of more than 113 federal houses, and successfully nominated 87 federal houses for the State and National Registers of Historic Places. View a list and images of all these houses in our report here.
HOW TO HELP:
Comedy Night Fundraiser April 26th
Join us on Tuesday, April 26 at The Village Underground, 130 West 3rd Street (btw. MacDougal St. & 6th Ave.) at 7pm (doors open at 6pm) for the 2nd Annual Comedy Fundraiser for GVSHP and The Rebecca Ritter Daniels Scholarship for Real Estate Continuing Education.
As part of a series of events highlighting the preservation of the South Village and “mom and pop” shops along MacDougal Street, the Broker Partnership is hosting a Comedy Fest at The Village Underground. Owner Noam Dworman, also owner of the legendary Comedy Cellar, has generously donated the space and well-known comedians are giving their time to perform in support.
Advance tickets are $45. Tickets purchased at the door will be $55. (Drinks and food are not included).
If you cannot attend, but would like to make a donation to support the Rebecca Ritter Daniels Scholarship for Real Estate Continuing Education, click HERE.
The GVSHP Brokers Partnership, comprised of downtown residential real estate brokers, was founded in 2006 to help promote understanding about historic preservation, raise awareness of GVSHP's contribution to the Village, and develop membership of the GVSHP. The Brokers Partnership organizes relevant educational programs, plans outreach activities, and raises funds in support of the Society. Read more.
Latest Landmarks Appplication
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 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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