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 (CLICK HERE for invitation). 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.
"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."
-- from the Preservation League of NY State press release announcing the award
CLICK HERE for full description of GVSHP's award.
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
coup yet—the first expansion of the Greenwich Village
since its creation in 1969. In May..."
Reading the Article
Director, Andrew Berman Named One of New York Magazine's
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
activist thwarted the master builder’s dream of erecting a
Manhattan Expressway right through the heart of Soho—has been
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
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
let the university take over the neighborhood in its expansion." Click
Here to View the Entire List
With the Lucy G. Moses Organizational Excellence Award From the New
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
Here for GVSHP's Citation
the NYLC: "Named in honor of a noted philanthropist, the Lucy G. Moses
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.