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East Village Mystery Lot Purchased - 10/25/11 09:47 PM
By Kevin Korber of Village Confidential On East 13th Street, between 2nd and 3rd Avenues, there sits a vacant lot that Village residents and bloggers like EV Grieve have dubbed “the mystery lot.” Since it became vacant in the 1980s, the East Village mystery lot has remained vacant, strange, and morbid; the body of a murdered woman was discovered there in 2004. Since the gruesome discovery, the lot was used mostly as a garbage dump, though its sidewalks were always cleared of snow and its grass was periodically trimmed. Now, it appears that the East Village mystery lot will neither (4 comments)
LPC Denies Expansion at 33 Bond Street - 10/23/11 01:30 PM
By Kevin Korber of Village Confidential The Landmarks Preservation Committee recently denied a request by Jeffery Kamen Architects to build a rooftop addition to 33 Bond Street, according to reports released this week. The objection from both the LPC and local residents was that the expansion would make 33 Bond Street out of code with its current landmarked status. 33 Bond Street was originally a three-story brick building erected in the 1830s and converted into a four-story building in 1911. Kamen Architects, which has been in the building for some time, built a three-story expansion in the building’s backyard in 2003, (0 comments)
BMW Guggenheim Lab Leaves East Village - 10/18/11 03:54 PM
By Kevin Korber of Village Confidential The BMW Guggenheim Lab is no more. According to reports, the open-air museum/think tank was disassembled yesterday, as its ten-week run in the East Village has drawn to a close. The next stop for the BMW Guggenheim Lab is planned to be Berlin, followed by Mumbai. The lab, which was described by its creators as “a mobile laboratory inspiring innovative ideas for urban life,” received a mixed reaction from East Village residents. With the departure of the BMW Guggenheim Lab, the next question raised for East Village residents is: what should be done with the (0 comments)
Chamber of Commerce Supports St. Vincent’s Hospital Proposal - 10/16/11 03:31 PM
By Kevin Korber of Village Confidential The deal to convert the former St. Vincent’s Hospital site into condos may be done, but the controversy behind the decision marches on. The project did get a rare thumbs-up from a community organization as the Greenwich Village-Chelsea Chamber of Commerce threw its support behind the project. In a statement issued, GVCCC chief Tony Gray said that the project, which includes a 24-hour emergency care center, would bring much-needed revenue to the small businesses in the community. Since St. Vincent’s Hospital closed in 2010, small businesses in the area lost a lot of the revenue (0 comments)
Plea for Expansion of South Village Historic District - 10/13/11 03:02 PM
By Kevin Korber of Village Confidential Local preservationists are now turning their attention to a portion of South Greenwich Village that they feel deserves to be preserved as landmarks. In a statement published on their blog, the Greenwich Village Society for Historical Preservation made a case for the establishment of a South Village Historic District, arguing that the history and character of the neighborhood has to be protected from overeager developers. Their issued report, which can be found in their blog post, makes a case similar to that of the historic district proposal in the East Village. Both neighborhoods were home (0 comments)
Village Parents May Lose Choice Between P.S. 41 and P.S. 3 - 10/08/11 12:57 PM
By Kevin Korber of Village Confidential The Department of Education is thinking of undertaking a rezoning project that could drastically affect which West Village school parents send their children to. For years, parents in the neighborhood who chose to send their children to public school had the choice of two schools: P.S. 3 at 490 Hudson Street and P.S. 41 at 116 West 11th Street. This became a unique situation for West Village parents as they were in the only part of Manhattan zoned for two public schools. Now, the Department of Education is looking over a plan that could eliminate (2 comments)
Joe’s Pub in NoHo to Re-open Today - 10/04/11 05:53 PM
By Kevin Korber of Village Confidential The famed Village music venue Joe’s Pub, which has seen performances from the likes of Adele, Alicia Keyes, and Amy Winehouse, is set to re-open today after being closed for the summer. The venue has been undergoing renovations in order to make it more accessible. The newly-renovated Joe’s Pub will contain more seating, increasing in capacity from 150 to 190. Better sight lines to the main stage will also be available. Also, a new entrance will connect Joe’s Pub to the nearby Public Theater. The renovations are extensive, but managing director Kevin Abbot has emphasized (0 comments)
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