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from the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation 
September 5, 2008
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Good news -- after a fierce battle lasting weeks, yesterday the City Council voted to uphold the NoHo Historic District Extension WITHOUT any carve-outs.  Hotel developer Sam Chang had been lobbying hard to have a property he owns at 338 Bowery, the White House Hotel, removed from the historic district.   
GVSHP worked closely with the Historic Districts Council and neighbors and local NoHo groups, and argued strongly against removal of any properties from the designation.  While a few City Councilmembers voted against the designation and argued in favor of removing the property, ultimately the majority of the Council voted to affirm the NoHo Historic District Extension.  Removal of this property from the historic district would have been a blow to efforts to preserve NoHo and to preserve the Bowery, which is facing extreme development pressure.
The 56-building, 3 block extension of the NoHo Historic District is the culmination of many years of work. GVSHP and many neighborhood and preservation groups and elected officials have long advocated for expanding the NoHo Historic District, which was designated in 1999 by the Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) but which still left much of eastern and southern NoHo unprotected.  While the LPC's extension does not include the entire neighborhood or every site GVSHP and others had urged be included, it does significantly extend landmark protections to a rich historic area which sorely needs them. 

To join GVSHP or support our preservation efforts, go to www.gvshp.org/membership.htm.



PRESERVATION ALERT

from the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation 
August 8, 2008
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In May of this year the Landmarks Preservation Commission approved a much-needed and long-overdue extension of the NoHo Historic District, which GVSHP and many others have long called for.   While the approval was recently affirmed by the City Planning Commission, a concerted effort is being made by a few property owners to shrink the size of the district at the City Council.  The City Council can approve, disapprove, or reduce the size of the proposed extension.  Your help is needed to keep the proposed NoHo Historic District intact! 
HOW TO HELP:   
To join GVSHP or support our preservation efforts, go to www.gvshp.org/membership.htm.  

PRESERVATION UPDATE
from the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation 
May 13, 2008
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This morning the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) voted unanimously to designate the proposed 56-building, 3 block extension of the NoHo Historic District.  GVSHP and many neighborhood and preservation groups and elected officials have long advocated for expanding the NoHo Historic District, which was designated in 1999 but which still left much of eastern and southern NoHo unprotected.  While the extension approved today does not include the entire neighborhood or every site GVSHP and others had urged be included, it does significantly extend landmark protections to a rich historic area which sorely needs them.

To join GVSHP or support our preservation efforts, go to www.gvshp.org/membership.htm.  


PRESERVATION UPDATE
from the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation 
March 12, 2008
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Proposed NoHo Historic District Extension:  GVSHP has long joined NoHo neighborhood groups, other preservation organizations, and local elected officials in calling for an extension of historic district protections to the remainder of NoHo.  The LPC is considering a proposed expansion of the existing NoHo Historic District, and will be holding a hearing on the proposal on Tuesday, March 18, at 9:30.  Given the amount of new (and in many cases totally inappropriate) development which has taken place and is planned in NoHo, it is critical that long-overdue landmark designations move ahead as quickly as possible.  Information about and pictures of the proposed NoHo Historic District expansion can be accessed through the LPC's website.
 
HOW YOU CAN HELP:
To join GVSHP or support our preservation efforts, go to www.gvshp.org/membership.htm.  

PRESERVATION ALERT
from the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation 
November 19, 2007
www.gvshp.org

POSSIBLE NOHO LANDMARKS EXPANSION – MEETING DEC. 3

NoHo Landmarks Expansion Proposed – Meeting Dec. 3:  On Monday December 3 at 6:30 pm at the 45 Bleecker Street Theater, the NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission will present and discuss a plan for extending the NoHo Historic District – see map at www.nohomanhattan.org/ProposedNoHoHDExtensionREVISED.pdf.  GVSHP, like many NoHo and historic preservation groups, has long advocated for the extension of landmark protections in NoHo, especially as a good deal of out-of-character development has taken place in the non-landmarked sections of the neighborhood. 

To join GVSHP or support our preservation efforts, go to www.gvshp.org/membership.htm.