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January 29, 2016

IN THIS ISSUE

Mayor’s Citywide Rezoning Plans Advance Feb. 3 and Feb. 10

February Programs

Comedy Night Save the Date: April 26, 2016





 

Mayor's Citywide Rezoning Plans Advance Feb. 3 and Feb. 10

The Mayor’s plan to gut neighborhood zoning protections by lifting height limits for new developments will be voted out by the City Planning Commission on February 3rd.  A “revised” version of the plan can be found here, which is largely unchanged from the version heard in December that hundreds turned out to oppose and 90% of the city’s community boards, and all its borough boards and borough presidents, rejected. 

As the majority of the City Planning Commission’s members are appointed by the Mayor, the plan is expected to pass. But will the six appointees of each of the Borough Presidents and the Public Advocate approve the plan as well?

From here the plan goes to the City Council for public hearings and a vote.  It’s CRUCIAL that we have a large turnout in opposition to the plan.  The City Council public hearing is scheduled for Wednesday, February 10 at 9:30 am at City Hall.

While the rezoning plan would affect rules for new developments throughout our neighborhood, the
East Village, Far West Village, South Village, and University Place/Broadway corridors
would be particularly strongly affected.

HOW TO HELP:

February Programs

To see videos of recent GVSHP programs, click here; to see photos of recent programs, click here.

View videos and photos from the January programs:
- St. Marks is Dead with Ada Calhoun - video; photos
- Say It Aint Snow with Robin Nagle - video; photos
- Daytonian in Manhattan: Favorite Places in Greenwich Village with Tom Miller - video; photos
- Protest & Celebration: A slideshow and lecture with Jane Weissman - video; photos

Please note that space is often limited. Reservations are not confirmed until you receive a response from GVSHP regarding your reservation.

If space becomes an issue, all reservations will be honored up until the start of the program, at which point your seat may be given away to those on the wait list.

Little Africa in the South Village
A lecture and slideshow with historian Joyce Gold

Celebrating African-American History Month

Thursday, February 4
6:30 – 8:00 P.M.
Free; reservations required
Click HERE to register for this program.
Hudson Park Library, 66 Leroy Street,
between Hudson Street and 7th Avenue South
[This venue is not wheelchair accessible.]

Click HERE for more information.


The Chintz Age: Tales of Love and Loss for a New New York
A book talk with author Ed Hamilton

Wednesday, February 10
6:30 – 8:00 P.M.
Free; reservations required Click HERE to register for this program.
Salmagundi Club, 47 5th Avenue near 12th Street
[This venue is not wheelchair accessible.]
Click HERE for more information.



GVSHP Members-only program (for members at the $50 level and up)
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Jacob A. Riis: Revealing New York’s Other Half
A private guided tour at the Museum of the City of New York

Wednesday, February 17
2:30 – 3:30 P.M.
Free for GVSHP members at the $50 level and up; reservations required
Meeting location will be provided after registration is confirmed.
[This venue is wheelchair accessible.]
Click HERE for more information



Secrets of  the Underground Railroad/Greenwich Village Connections
A Lecture and Book Signing by Don Papson with remarks by Otis Kidwell Burger

Celebrating African-American History Month

Wednesday, February 24
6:30 – 8:00 P.M.
Free; reservations required Click HERE to register for this program.
Jefferson Market Library, 6th Avenue at West 10th Street
[This venue is wheelchair accessible.]
Click HERE for more information.


Comedy Night Save the Date: April 26, 2016

GVSHP’s Brokers Partnership Comedy Night will be held on Tuesday, April, 26th at the Village Underground. Featuring big names and rising stars in comedy, this event supports GVSHP and the Rebecca Ritter Daniels Scholarship. Last year’s lineup included comedians who have appeared on The Dave Chappelle Show, Jimmy Fallon’s Tonight Show, and television sitcoms on FOX, ABC, and Comedy Central, including Dustin Ybarra, Ben Bailey, Donnell Rawlings, Chris Distefano, Erin Jackson, Christian Finnegan, Aparna Nancherla, Ted Alexandro, and Judah Friedlander.

This year’s lineup will also be sure to make you smile and laugh.
Purchase advance tickets here. More information will be available on our website soon.



 

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