Andrew Berman, Executive Director of the GVSHP, addressing supporters.

Andrew Berman, Executive Director of the GVSHP, addressing supporters.

  The people who do the REAL work in Saving the Village were out having a well deserved nice time Thursday night.

  Over 100 trustees, top donors and supporters and the staff of the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation were feted Thursday night by the family that owns Murray's Cheese at their minimalist West Village mini-mansion.

  The big news was that GVSHP director Andrew Berman revealed that the expansion of the South Village Historic District will become reality.

  Check out their website to learn more about the battle to help get designation for the swath of real estate below Houston St. and east of Sixth Ave.

  Berman and his staff (Sarah Bean Apmann, Director of Research & Preservation; Harry Bubbins, East Village & Special Projects Director; Chelsea J. Dowell, Director of Communications and Programming; Matthew Morowitz Program and Administrative Associate; Sam Moskowitz, Director of Operations; and Lannyl Stephens, Director of Development and Special Events) are the hardest working group of its kind anywhere, their achievements are noticeable, real and breathtakingly important and if your balance sheet allows, you should make a (tax deductible!) contribution to this organization if you care about saving the Village.