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April 4, 2016


Village Awards Deadline

Comedy Night

43 MacDougal & other updates

Village Awards Nominations Deadline Tonight

Today is your last chance to submit a nomination for the 2016 Village Awards.

Know a person, organization, business, institution, place, or building restoration which makes a particularly noteworthy contribution to the Village, East Village, or NoHo?  The Village Awards is an opportunity to highlight what makes them and our neighborhoods so special.

The Village Awards are presented at GVSHP's Annual Meeting, which will be held on June 14 at 6pm. 

Past awardees, nominees outside of Greenwich Village, the East Village, and NoHo, and GVSHP employees and trustees are not eligible for a 2016 Village Award. 

See a list of past awrdees here. Learn more about and see video of our
2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, and 2010 Village Awards.

Submit a nomination here.


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 the great “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 Village Underground and well-known comedians are giving their time to perform in support of the GVSHP Brokers Partnership Comedy Fest.

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.


43 MacDougal Street, Astor Place Reconstruction, & Other Blog Updates

43 MacDougal Street in 2011 (l.), and today

GVSHP and neighbors have been fighting for years for restoration of 43 MacDougal Street, a landmarked 1846 Greek Revival house which had been allowed to deteriorate for decades.  Five years ago we reported upon how the building was in danger of falling down, and presented a health and safety danger to its neighbors. After years of determined advocacy and a change in ownership, today it is nearing completion on a beautiful, Landmarks Preservation Commission-approved restoration which will return the building to life. Read more on GVSHP's blog Off the Grid here

A reconstruction of Astor Place/Cooper Square has been in the offing for decades, with an eye towards creating more pedestrian and open space.
GVSHP is generally supportive of such efforts to expand and improve our public spaces.  But this project also presented some very real challenges in terms of ensuring the preservation and restoration of historic thoroughfares such as Astor Place, Stuyvesant Street, and the Bowery (among New York's oldest streets), Jim Powers' beloved street furniture mosaics, and the iconic Alamo sculpture ("The Cube").  With the reconstruction nearing completion, GVSHP's blog Off the Grid took a look at the project's progress and how it addresses these important issues here

Every day, GVSHP's blog
examines historic and contemporary issues in our neighborhoods.  Check out some of our other recent posts:

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