Critical South Village District Hearing
South Village Historic District hearing this Tuesday April 24: The Community Board public hearing on the proposed South Village Historic District will be this coming Tuesday, April 24th, at 6:30 P.M., at Our Lady of Pompeii Church basement hall (enter on the Bleecker Street side of the building, just north of Carmine Street). The hearing, which is expected to last about an hour and a half, will be a critical opportunity to learn more about the proposal, express your support, and find out the next steps and how you can get involved. GVSHP strongly urges you to attend this hearing!
The proposed South Village Historic District continues to gain critical support. In the last week, Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer and City Council Member Alan Gerson (who represents part of the district) endorsed the proposal; they joined Congressman Jerrold Nadler, State Senators Tom Duane and Martin Connor, Assembly Member Deborah Glick, National, State, and local historic preservation groups, and nearly every block association and community group in the proposed district in endorsing the proposal (click here).
This follows NYU breaking its four-year-old commitment to support the proposed district (click here for Villager article), making a strong turnout in support of the proposed designation all the more critical.
Read the South Village Historic District proposal and report here; to find out the history of any building in the district, click here ; for more information on GVSHP’s Historic South Village Preservation project, click here.
How To Help:
Come to the South Village Historic District hearing next Tuesday, April 24th at 6:30 P.M. at Our Lady of Pompeii Church basement hall, enter on Bleecker just north of Carmine Street and show your support!
Spread the word with the flyer.
Send a letter to the city calling for designation of the South Village Historic District if you haven't already — Click here for a sample letter you can use.