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The Day | Andrew Berman, Preservationist or ‘Obstructionist’?

A roundup of this morning’s news, including more on Life Cafe’s shuttering, a new dance series, more love for Lucy, an NYU dorm closing for renovations, and more.

Thank You, East Village

A mosaic of 160 people who make the East Village what it is.

Mary Help of Christians Demolition OK’d, Preservationists Plan Rally

Chelsia Rose Marcius A plan to demolish Mary Help of Christians has been approved despite preservationists’ efforts to keep the century-old church standing. “It’s really a terrible loss for the East Village,” said Richard Moses, president of the Lower East Side Preservation Initiative. Mr. Moses said his preservation group and others requested a meeting with […]

Plans For Former PS 64 Building Get First Approval From CB 3

Curtis + Ginsberg Architects, LLPProposed changes to the north side. After an initial disapproval from the Department of Buildings, a plan to turn the former P.S. 64 building into dorms has gotten its first nod of support from Community Board 3. On Wednesday the Landmarks subcommittee voted to support developer Gregg Singer’s application for a Certificate of […]

Close, But No Cigar For Building Next to Merchant’s House Museum

Samantha Balaban The developers of a building that would go up next to the historic Merchant’s House Museum managed to quiet critics of the proposed project today, but stopped short of scoring a decisive victory at a meeting of the Landmarks Preservation Commission. After more than an hour of discussion about the nine-story building proposed […]

Resistance Brewing Over Conversion of Former P.S. 64 Into Dorms

On the heels of an application to convert the former P.S. 64 building into college dorms, Villagers are again calling for the historic building to be used for non-profit organizations and low-income housing.

Who’s the Brisket King of New York City?

Ahead of a competition tomorrow, some East Village meat masters reveal their secrets.

Preservationists to Steiner, Landmarks: Protect Mary Help of Christians

Preservationists want Douglas Steiner to keep Mary Help of Christians Church standing when he brings a residential development to a lot between East 11th and 12th Streets.

‘Purple Monster’ Crashes N.Y.U. Alumni Day

N.Y.U. 2031 protesters are really playing up the Godzilla thing.

Concert Hall Turned Condo Going for $25 Million

Beethoven Hall, a chic condo in a onetime concert hall, is back on the market, this time at an elevated price of $25 million.

The Day | Olsen Twin’s Beau Takes Townhouse

The Local’s roundup of East Village news from around the web, including an anti-NYU editorial, a new spot from Maharlika, inside Joey Ramone’s old place, and CBGB supports Pussy Riot.

Video: Calls of ‘Shame On You’ as N.Y.U. 2031 Is Approved

The City Council gave New York University a final green light to build four new buildings south of Washington Square Park, but opponents tossed out of City Hall today vowed to file a lawsuit against the controversial expansion plan.

Lawsuit Against N.Y.U. 2031 Likely on the Horizon

Opponents hint that tomorrow they will announce new legal tactics to stall the expansion.

C.B. 2 to Mendez and Chin: City Council Too Soft on N.Y.U. 2031

At a meeting attended by Rosie Mendez and Margaret Chin last night, members of Community Board 2 spoke out against the scaled-back version of N.Y.U.’s controversial expansion plan that the two City Council members supported earlier this week.

Council Committee Approves N.Y.U. 2031, With More Concessions

One of the boomerang buildings will be four stories instead of 11.

A ‘Landmark’ Meeting: C.B. 3 Subcommittee Considers Renovations for First Time

The protocol could soon be much more common: The Community Board subcommittee considering renovations properties in an historic district.

Ferris Bueller and Other Villagers Take Day Off for Final N.Y.U. 2031 Hearing

The City Council hearing on New York University’s controversial expansion plan got a star cameo today, as Greenwich Village native Matthew Broderick argued that N.Y.U. 2031 would further strip the neighborhood of of its character. He was one of about 250 people who spoke out during the packed nine-hour meeting, with about 60 percent opposing the plan and 40 percent voicing their support.

Six More East Village Buildings That May Soon Be Declared Historic

Yesterday the executive director of the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation, Andrew Berman, shared the history of six buildings that may soon be part of the proposed East Village-Lower East Side Historic District. Before this afternoon’s critical hearing, he’s delving into the history of six others.

Six East Village Buildings That May Soon Be Declared Historic

On the eve a public hearing about a proposed historic district, Andrew Berman shares 12 of the more compelling building’s in the footprint.

N.Y.U. 2031, Now Hotel-Free, Clears Another Hurdle

The university eliminated plans for a hotel and won a speedy approval from the City Planning Commission.