Honors for GVSHP
In honor of GVSHP’s 30th anniversary, December 2, 2010, was proclaimed “Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation Day” in New York City by City Councilmember Rosie Mendez. Councilmember Mendez cited GVSHP’s long-standing educational work with children, efforts to engage the public in the decision-making processes which affect their neighborhoods, and ability to make New York City “a more livable, culturally rich, and humane place with a strong sense of pride in community.” Read the full proclamation HERE.
GVSHP’s Executive Director was named one of the “100 Most Powerful People in New York Real Estate” by the New York Observer in 2008 for work in standing up to overdevelopment within Greenwich Village and its environs.
Among the list of real estate developers, financiers, brokers, and government officials, GVSHP Executive Director Andrew Berman was the only neighborhood preservation advocate chosen to make the list of the “100 Most Powerful People in Real Estate.” View GVSHP’s listing here and the entire Observer list here.
GVSHP Honored with the Preservation League of New York State 2007 Excellence in Historic Preservation Award
The Preservation League of New York State selected the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation to receive its prestigious Excellence in Historic Preservation Award. This statewide awards program recognizes individuals and organizations for demonstrating an outstanding commitment to the preservation of New York State’s irreplaceable architectural heritage. Click here for a complete list of winners.
From the Preservation League of NY State press release announcing the award: “The Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation’s efforts to build grassroots support, and to monitor and inform the decisions of New York City agencies should serve as an inspiration to other preservation organizations. GVSHP recently achieved a number of preservation goals that for decades had proved elusive. From the implementation of measures to protect the historic buildings and character of the Far West Village and Greenwich Village waterfront, to the designation of the Gansevoort Market Historic District, once-endangered buildings are now protected.”
Click here for full description of GVSHP’s award.
GVSHP Named One of the “Best of NYC 2006” by The Village Voice!
“Best Greenwich Village Defender”
From the article in the Village Voice: “It’s been a big year in the push to preserve the Village, thanks largely to the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation. The group’s vigilant director, Andrew Berman, has exhibited a knack for stopping “out of context” buildings from sprouting up on quaint, historic streets, despite the red-hot development pressures. He and his colleagues have become a thorn in the side of New York University, doing all they can to prevent the university from turning the Village into a dorm. Last spring, the GVSHP and its allies scored the biggest coup yet—the first expansion of the Greenwich Village Historic District since its creation in 1969. In May...” Continue reading the article
GVSHP Executive Director, Andrew Berman Named One of New York Magazine’s “Influentials 2006”
“Since the death of Jane Jacobs at the end of April, the story of her epic wrangle with Robert Moses in the sixties—in which the plucky urban activist thwarted the master builder’s dream of erecting a Lower Manhattan Expressway right through the heart of SoHo—has been recounted from almost every conceivable angle. As a clash of visions. As a clash of personalities. Even as a clash of genders (Moses once pooh-poohed Jacobs and her followers as “nobody but a bunch of mothers”). But the Moses-Jacobs contretemps can be seen perhaps even more accurately through...” Continue reading the article
The Influentials: Real Estate: The Neighborhood Changers
Building, blocking, brokering, they’re transforming the city piece by piece.
“Andrew Berman, Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation
He persuaded the City Council to stop a spate of “out of context” buildings in their tracks. Now he’s taking on NYU, determined not to let the university take over the neighborhood in its expansion.”
Click here to view the entire “Influentials” list.
GVSHP Honored With the Lucy G. Moses Organizational Excellence Award From the New York Landmarks Conservancy
On Monday, May 8, 2006, the Conservancy presented its fifteenth annual Lucy G. Moses Preservation Awards to a number of notable individuals and groups, including the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation.
From the NYLC: “Named in honor of a noted philanthropist, the Lucy G. Moses Preservation Awards recognize the property owners, builders, artisans, and designers who renew the beauty and utility of New York City’s distinctive architecture. Each year, the Awards celebrate the success of historic preservation and its role in the economic, social, and cultural vitality of the City.” Click here for more about the awards and the New York Landmarks Conservancy.