South Village Landmarking Wins NYU Support
After overwhelming public support at a second Community Board 2 Landmarks Committee hearing for the proposed South Village Historic District, the Committee voted unanimously to strongly endorse the district as proposed, as GVSHP and its allies urged. This resolution will now go to the full Community Board for a vote on Thursday, June 21 at 6:30 P.M. at St. Vincent’s Cronin Auditorium (170 W. 12th Street) — all are welcome to attend and speak in support of the resolution. In further positive South Village news, NYU has finally come around and is now also fully supporting the proposed South Village Historic District as submitted to the City (click here for their new letter). NYU came under fierce criticism from GVSHP and many others in the community for initially reneging on their four-year-old commitment to support the proposed South Village Historic District, and for undermining the proposal. Special thanks go to Borough President Scott Stringer, whose NYU Community Task Force has provided GVSHP and other groups a forum to raise issues like this and press the University on them. We hope this will be the beginning of further progress by NYU on a host of fronts, but only time will tell.