It Takes a Village
Earlier this afternoon, a die-hard group of developers, activists and real estate enthusiasts gathered at the New York Department of City Planning for a much anticipated meeting. In a brief meeting, the controversial Rudin development project at the former site of St. Vincent’s Hospital passed with unanimous support from all City Planning commissioners.
Commission Chair Amanda Burden explained that she was pleased with how the developers had worked with the community. “The Rudin West Village proposal represents an important step in incorporating the former St. Vincent’s campus into the fabric of the West Village,” Ms. Burden said.
Is a tiny triangle in Greenwich Village the next 9/11 Memorial? That’s what a pair of local activists are hoping, with their plan to turn a patch of land across from the old St. Vincent’s hospital into the city’s first AIDS memorial. They have even signed up Michael Arad, designer of the ground zero mecca, to lead a design competition for the project.
“The design process that happened after the events of 9/11… catalyzed this citywide discussion about an important historic event, and we think this design competition can do something similar,” Paul Kelterborn said in a video posted by the competition sponsors, Architizer and Architectural Record.
Bill Rudin has not given up on dearly departed St. Vincent’s Hospital, according to The Journal. The third-generation developer, looking to live up to the great works of his pops and pop-pop, is “working quietly to salvage his ambitious project,” which includes a condo tower and a number of smaller apartments and Read More
And so the fallout begins.
St. Vincent’s, the storied hospital that, since its founding in the 19th century, has been intimately entwined with the New York story, has, for the first time since it declared bankruptcy on April 14, put a piece of its downtown Manhattan portfolio on the block, reportsRead More
It’s been almost two years since St. Vincent’s unveiled its plans to build a new hospital building in the West Village, replacing its current Seventh Avenue and 11th Street location with luxury apartments and townhouses built by the Rudin family.
The plan isn’t moving quickly.
Monday—the day before the city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission Read More
The city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission has put a set of 19th-century Chelsea row houses used in the Underground Railroad on track to become landmarks, as the agency is slated to consider the properties at a hearing tomorrow.
The buildings, which create a new “Lamartine Place” historic district, run from 333 to 359 West 29th Read More
Here’s the statement from St. Vincent’s regarding the Landmarks Preservation Commission’s approval today of the hospital’s hardship application.
The approval was a critical one, and removes a hurdle to the development of the new hospital building on 12th Street and Seventh Avenue, along with a new housing complex built by Rudin Management in the spot Read More
St. Vincent’s public affairs office gave us a call about our post on the Landmarks Preservation Commission’s meeting Tuesday on the hospital’s hardship application to demolish the O’Toole building and construct a new, “state-of-the-art” medical facility in its place.
Dr. George Neuman, the interim chief medical officer at St. Vincent Catholic Read More
So long O’Toole building?
A host of elected officials today–City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer, Senator Thomas K. Duane, and Congressman Jerrold Nadler–gave their blessings to a demolition of the O’Toole building at 12th Street and Seventh Avenue in order to make way for a new St. Vincent’s hospital Read More
Yesterday, we wrote about the public hearing at the Landmarks Preservation Commission where St. Vincent’s submitted its application for hardship status to get permission to demolish the O’Toole building and build a new hospital on the Seventh Avenue site.
The Municipal Art Society, which also testified at the hearing, issued the following Read More