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Borough President’s Public Hearing on SoHo/NoHo Monday, August 23, 6-8 pm; City Planning Hearing Likely Day of September 2

Art by Brenden FitzGerald, click for more.

Following Community Board 2’s resounding and carefully considered rejection of the Mayor’s SoHo/NoHo Upzoning proposal, the application now goes to Borough President Gale Brewer to issue her recommendation.  Before she does, she will hold a public hearing on August 23 from 6 to 8 pm. The Borough President has not yet said if the hearing will be in-person, virtual, or hybrid, but we need you to attend and testify! The Borough President is in fact partly responsible for the Mayor’s rezoning proposal, which would displace long-term residents of the neighborhood in rent-regulated housing and arts groups, and introduce oversized luxury condos, offices, hotels, NYU dorms, and big-box retail, and it’s critical that we tell her to repudiate this wrong-headed and destructive plan. We’ll let you know how to participate as soon as information is available, but expect testimony to be limited to 2-3 minutes.

This will be followed by a public hearing by the City Planning Commission, controlled by the Mayor, likely during the day of September 2 or 1. That hearing should allow in person or virtual testimony, and we will share details as soon as they are available.

Check out and share our handy new webpage with resources and information about the SoHo/NoHo Upzoning plan, what it would do, the lies and misrepresentations behind it, and who opposes it, HERE.

CLICK HERE to tell the Borough President, City Planning Commission, and all city decisionmakers to reject the SoHo/NoHo upzoning plan

We’re Hiring Educators for Our Children’s Education Program

For more than 30 years, Village Preservation has conducted its first-of-its-kind children’s education program, designed to share with children how history can be understood and appreciated from the built environment around them. Offered to schools throughout the five boroughs regardless of ability to pay, the program has taught tens of thousands of children over the years about the lessons to be learned from what they see around them every day, and the experiences of a broad spectrum of New Yorkers over the centuries. The program has expanded over the years from teaching the basics about architecture and the built environment to curricula focused on immigration history in NYC and African American history.

Do you know a hands-on educator who is passionate about cultural and architectural history? Our Children's Education program is hiring, and needs you!

CLICK HERE to learn more and apply

Latest Landmark Applications

Village Preservation provides an ongoing record of all applications for changes to landmarked properties in our neighborhoods (Greenwich Village, NoHo, Gansevoort Market, the South Village, and the East Village) that require a public hearing before they can be approved. These proposals range from minor alterations to large additions, demolition, and new construction on landmarked sites. Find out about the application, when the Community Board and NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission public hearings will take place, and how you can weigh in before decisions are made. You can also sign up for alerts to be notified of changes in the status of the application.

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