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Sapore Restaurant Closed....                                 "Greedy Landlords - Thanks for Removing a Great Piece of West Village Life!



No More Little Pie Company on 14th Street                                              Day-O! Closed since August 2007

(They're still on West 43rd Street)                                                                                            



Voyage -- Bon Voyage.....                                                            Shops Closed.......

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Thank you for joining us at the recent rally and press conference to save a West Village historic landmark and many other important landmarks in Chelsea , Greenwich Village and the Meatpacking District.


The event was at the site of the Northern Dispensary, one of New York ’s most important landmarks.  Built in the nineteenth century, this unusual Triangular Building served for many years as an infirmary for the poor and downtrodden of New York .  The Northern Dispensary has a deed requiring it provide care for the “worthy poor”  and once had Edgar Allen Poe as a patient.  Sadly, the Northern Dispensary stands empty and neglected today.


At the news conference, public interest lawyer Carl Mayer and plaintiff Michael Corbett joined concerned neighbors in announcing a litigation against current owners who have spent  years neglecting this landmark and many others like the Keller Hotel and the Gansevoort Market.


These buildings are some of the crown jewels of New York including architecturally significant structures and homes that were once the haunts of literary and artistic luminaries like Herman Melville, Henry James and Dylan Thomas.   


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Press Day Photos   


Family Photos


Chelsea Now 


The Villager


Sunday Daily News


AM New York


Metro NY


Summary of Press Coverage


New York Times Article on William Gottlieb and The Village



First Press Conference was held on Aug. 23, 2007


The Northern Dispensary

165 Waverly Place

The Northern Dispensary is located at the point at which two branches of Waverly Place come together, and where Christopher Street and Grove Street diverge off Christopher Park.

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By Subway

* 1 or 9 train to Christopher Street. Walk East one block

* A/C/E  B/D/F trains to West 4th Street. Get off at the 8th Street exit and go West on Waverly two blocks. 

The Dispensary is on the block after Gay street.

By Bus

* From uptown: 6th Avenue bus to Waverly Place.  Walk one block West on Waverly Place.

* From downtown: 7th Avenue bus to Christopher Street.  Walk one block East on Christopher Street to 165 Waverly Place.

The Keller Hotel, one of Gottlieb's properties above.

This photo was taken at The Northern Dispensary a few days before

 the press conference, ...before the weeds were removed.


                                            Peeling Paint on the outside of The Keller Hotel                                                        The Inside of The Keller Hotel






Save Greenwich Village Headquarters

1180 Avenue of the Americas, 8th FL

New York, NY 10036

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