from the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation
November 20, 2008
Preserve NY Grant for East Village Preservation
Today GVSHP received a $13,000 grant from Preserve New York, a grant program of the Preservation League of NY State and the NY State Council on the Arts, for our East Village Preservation Project. The grant will allow GVSHP to complete research and documentation of the history of approximately 2,400 buildings in a 75-block area between 14th Street and Houston Street, Fourth Avenue/the Bowery and Avenue D. GVSHP will then use this information to propose landmark protections for the area. All the information generated by this research will also be made available to the public through our website and through a published report about the history of the East Village made possible by the grant.The building-by-building research GVSHP has been doing on the East Village for the last three years(which this grant will allow us to complete and turn into a comprehensive report on the history of the East Village and landmarking proposls for the neighborhood) has already had an impact on five critical buildings in the East Village:
GVSHP is incredibly grateful to the Preserve NY program, which funded similar successful efforts by GVSHP to document and advocate for the preservation of Federal-era (1790-1835) houses in Lower Manhattan, the Meatpacking District, and the South Village.
CLICK HERE for pictures from today's announcement; CLICK HERE for the Preservation League of NY State's press release announcing the grant award, CLICK HERE for a Metro NY report, and CLICK HERE for a Villager article.
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