Positive Media Coverage for South Village Plan
South Village preservation efforts garners extensive media coverage: Adding to the momentum of our efforts to preserve the South Village, in recent days stories have appeared in The NY Times, the Village Voice, and on the front page of AM New York and Our Town Downtown highlighting this neighborhood preservation campaign.
Yesterday’s AM New York featured a front page article on South Village preservation efforts, including an extensive on-line ‘slide show.’ Today’s Our Town Downtown also featured a front page article on South Village preservation efforts. This past week’s Village Voice also covered the effort, while last week’s New York Times covered GVSHP’s battle against a development in the South Village on the site of the former Circle in the Square Theater which we believe violates zoning and building regulations. GVSHP had fought to save the old Circle in the Square Theater, one of the South Village’s many historic theaters, and has been closely monitoring this development which replaced it. As a result of our actions, several violations have been issued for the development, and the City is continuing to conduct inspections regarding our claims of zoning violations — stay tuned for further developments. Thank you to Borough President Stringer’s office, who facilitated our meeting with city officials to discuss our concerns about this site.
How To Help:
Write to the City urging them to designate the proposed South Village Historic District — Click here for a sample letter you can use.