Looking Back and Looking Ahead:
The State of Preservation

With Village Preservation Executive Director Andrew Berman

Village Preservation’s Executive Director Andrew Berman will guide us through a survey of recent preservation victories in the Village, East Village, and NoHo – what’s been landmarked, what’s been downzoned, what’s been saved, and what’s been stopped – as well as the main challenges currently facing preservation efforts in our neighborhoods.

We’ll look at the dozen new historic districts in the Village, East Village, and NoHo and the dozens of new individual landmarks, as well as the nearly one hundred blocks that have been downzoned. We’ll also look at areas like University Place and Broadway, the Greenwich Village waterfront, the southern end of the South Village, and much of the East Village, that still face danger from a lack of landmark and zoning protections. We’ll discuss the latest on Hudson River Park air rights plans and attacks by the Real Estate Board of New York on the landmarking process.

And we’ll look at new plans and proposals for new historic districts in the East Village, rezonings in the South Village, and caps on air rights transfers in the Far West Village to see what can be done to protect these areas. Questions and answers will follow.

Monday, August 18, 2014
6:30 pm

Salmagundi Club, 47 5th Avenue, near 12th Street