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In Greenwich Village: a Case for a Planning Landmark, or, Simply, a Dash of Nostalgia

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Apr 12, 2012 01:08 AM
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by Sam Hall Kaplan last modified Apr 11, 2012

There is a certain irony in community stalwarts in testy Greenwich Village wanting to have the stale housing slabs hovering over the bland park composing Washington Square Village declared an architectural landmark that will somehow thwart New York University from overdeveloping further the singular super block. “Fugataboutit,” would be a relative polite New Yorker’s observation by anyone who has ever been to this dance before, as I have. The plea is really just a feint to get the retro-redevelopment realists involved into a backroom of one of the proposal’s big buck backers to splice and dice the project so it can be swallowed by all without choking to a political death.   read more




 

 


 

 

 
 
 

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