Location: New York University’s president, John Sexton, told The Observer a couple of months ago that opponents of NYU’s expansion in Greenwich Village should ‘move to Sioux City’ if they don’t want to confront growth. The Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation isn’t against NYU expanding, just against its expanding in the Village. How is Read More
Know this about the Hotel Gansevoort’s large billboards: They have to be at a 90-degree angle facing away from Hudson Street and more toward the meatpacking-district hotel. Currently, they face away from Hudson at about an 86-degree angle, according to sources familiar with the ongoing dispute.
The Real Estate last week got a happy email Read More
Trump’s been oh so good about keeping his Soho condo-hotel low-profile. So much so that he refrained from making comments like he did back in June (you know, the opposition-is-totally-wrong type of stuff) and stayed out of the press (he declined comment for a story in The Observer on the project two weeks ago). Read More
With a tall tower tucked among tiny office buildings and warehouses on the West Side in Soho, here comes Donald Trump, pricking the sky.
Mr. Trump’s proposed 45-story tower, which would be part hotel, part condo, at 246 Spring Street, next to Vandam and Varick streets, would be by far and away the most conspicuous Read More
Before last night’s Community Board 2, representatives for the proposed Trump International Hotel and Tower (to be located at 246 Spring Street) nervously paced the linoleum halls of Housing Works, at 320 West 13th Street, thumbing at cell phones and BlackBerries.
Unfortunately, Sean Yazbeck, the most recent Apprentice winner–who the Donald has tapped Read More
Community Board 2 will be holding a hearing to discuss the proposed 45-story, 400-plus unit Trump International Hotel and Tower Soho, at 246 Spring Street (at Varick), tonight at Housing Works, at 320 West 13th Street (west of Eighth Avenue), at 6:30 p.m. The Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation is a featured presenter Read More
131 Charles Street.
The Landmarks Preservation Commission yesterday designated two additional historic districts in Greenwich Village yesterday: an extension of the Greenwich Village Historic District, nearly three blocks between Greenwich and Washington streets from Christopher to Perry streets; and the Weehawken Street Historic District, between Christopher and along Weehawken Street.
The Greenwich Village Society Read More
Paul White, the executive director of Transportation Alternatives, writes in on the death of Jane Jacobs, and, appropriately enough, uses the occassion to promote a car-free Central Park, one of Jacobs’ latest causes.
And Andrew Berman, executive director of the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation, passses on a eulogy to the Village’s departed éminence Read More
122 Greenwich Avenue.
On Tuesday, the Landmarks Preservation Commission declined to make a decision regarding 122 Greenwich Avenue, at Eighth Avenue and 13th Street in the Village. According to City Realty and other attendees, there was much back and forth, with some residents–and the New York Landmarks Conservancy and the NYC Chapter Read More
Yesterday, the Board of Standards and Appeals gave the go-ahead to continue construction on an eight-story residential development at 163 Charles Street in the far West Village.
The neighborhood was recently down-zoned after a concerted push by area residents and activist groups, most notably the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation. Read More