South Village Town Hall
South Village Town Hall December 10th, 6:30 P.M.: GVSHP and our South Village Advisory Board will be hosting a Town Hall meeting on the effort to preserve the South Village and secure landmark status for the area. While the proposal for landmark designation attracted tremendous support, including recent letters from City Council Speaker Christine Quinn and Councilmember Tony Avella (Chair of the City Council’s Italian-American Caucus), the city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission still has not taken any action to protect the area. This in spite of an increasing number of threats to the South Village’s historic buildings (see here and here). This growing number of threats, and our efforts to counter them with historic district designation, were recently covered by Metro NY newspaper.
The Town Hall meeting on December 10th will be an important opportunity to learn more about the status of preservation efforts, find out how you can help and get involved, and send a strong message to the City that we need historic district designation as soon as possible. Participation in the Town Hall will be crucial to our efforts to push the campaign to preserve the South Village forward.
How To Help:
Come to the South Village Town Hall Meeting on Monday, December 10th at 6:30 P.M. in the basement hall of Our Lady of Pompeii Church, at Bleecker and Carmine Streets (enter on Bleecker Street) and spread the word! — use the flyer at here (please note: it is illegal to post flyers on NYC public property).
Write a new letter to the City urging them to designate the South Village Historic District right away in light of the urgent threats the neighborhood faces — go to here for a sample letter you can use. Please send this new letter even if you have written before!