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June 1st, 2007

GIVE THE SOUTH VILLAGE LANDMARK STATUS – 6/6/07 @ 6:30PM

by gvshp

SECOND HEARING and VOTE on SOUTH VILLAGE LANDMARKING PLAN at COMMUNITY BOARD on WED., JUNE 6 at 6:30 pm — please come to hearing or send letter in support

South Village Landmarking Proposal:  Community Board #2’s Landmarks Committee will hold a second hearing and vote on the proposed South Village Historic District on Wednesday, June 6th at 6:30 pm in the basement hall of Our Lady of Pompeii Church (at Bleecker and Carmine Streets, enter on Bleecker). In spite of overwhelming support by more than 200 attendees at the last South Village hearing (www.gvshp.org/southvillagenews.htm#April26), the Board leadership decided not to vote on the proposal and to instead hold a second hearing.  It is critical that we get strong support from the Community Board for the proposed district, which has been endorsed by every block association and community group in the affected area, local elected officials, city, state, and national preservation groups, and Italian-American organizations (see www.gvshp.org/documents/SVdistrictsupportltrs.pdf ).

However, there is a movement afoot to try to call for changes to the proposed district, which would ultimately weaken its chances of landmark designation. Therefore it is critical that we have a strong turnout at the meeting calling for support for the proposed district AS IS.  Because such short notice has been given for the hearing, anyone who cannot attend can write letters to the Community Board urging them to SUPPORT the proposed South Village district and e-mail those letters to GVSHP, and we will deliver them in person to the Community Board at the hearing for you.

HOW TO HELP:

– COME TO THE CB 2 LANDMARKS COMMITTEE HEARING NEXT WEDNESDAY, JUNE 6th AT 6:30 PM at OUR LADY OF POMPEII CHURCH BASEMENT HALL (at Bleecker and Carmine Streets, enter on Bleecker) and urge the Community Board to SUPPORT THE PROPOSED SOUTH VILLAGE HISTORIC DISTRICT AS IS.

– SEND A LETTER TO THE COMMUNITY BOARD SAYING THAT YOU SUPPORT THE PROPOSED SOUTH VILLAGE HISTORIC DISTRICT — GVSHP will deliver it to the Community Board hearing for you.  Go to www.gvshp.org/SVproposalCBlet.htm for a sample letter and send it to GVSHP for us to deliver.

In other South Village news, the Historic Districts Council (www.hdc.org), which has endorsed the proposed South Village Historic District, has just added the South Village to their “Neighborhoods At Risk” watch list — see www.hdc.org/neighborhoodatrisksouthvillage.htm .

For more information on the effort to preserve the South Village, go to www.gvshp.org/southvillage.htm and www.gvshp.org/southvillagenews.htm.

To   join GVSHP or support our preservation efforts, go to www.gvshp.org/membership.htm .

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