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40 Washington Square South, Greenberg Lounge NYU Law School, Vanderbilt Hall In the aftermath of approval of the mayor’s revised Zoning for Quality and Affordability (ZQA) and Mandatory Inclusionary Housing (MIH) plans, community-led rezoning plans remain sidelined at City Hall.Presentations from several Manhattan neighborhood groups will highlight common challenges, shared goals and sensible approaches to development pressures.Is there a more effective model than New York’s current top-down planning?

You'll hear from organizations including GVSHP, East River 50s Alliance, Landmark West!

, Friends of the Upper East Side Historic Districts, Save Harlem Now! You may not know the name Barney Gallant today, but in the early 20th century he was downright famous – at least in the Village.

, Inwood Preservation, Northern Manhattan Not For Sale, Coalition to Protect Chinatown and the Lower East Side and Historic Districts Council. A Latvian immigrant who arrived in America in 1903, Gallant quickly injected himself into Village culture.

Past Programs 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 Indicates availability of photos of the program. East Village Community Gardens Walking tour The East Village boasts an impressive number of community gardens, and each one has its own personality and purpose.

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Join us on this walking tour of several distinct community gardens that showcase the plants, people, and cultures that make these East Village oases such a vital part of the neighborhood.

Learn about the history, maintenance, and importance of these gardens, and also meet some of the gardeners and organizers who make it possible to enjoy their beauty. What new tools and resources are available for history and neighborhood buffs?

Please note this is a walking tour, so wear comfortable shoes and dress appropriately for the weather. And what are some of the great programs you may have missed but can enjoy from the comfort of your home on your mobile device?

Learn more and ask questions at this event with Executive Director Andrew Berman and the entire GVSHP staff.

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