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NoHo East Historic District Turned 10 Yesterday!

NoHo East Historic District map. Source: Landmarks Preservation Commission.

Today, the Landmarks Preservation Commission will be holding a public hearing on the proposed South Village  Historic District. Yesterday, the NoHo East Historic District turned ten years old! Yes, on June 24, 2003, the area that encompasses parts of Bleecker, Mott, and Elizabeth Streets and the Bowery was officially given local landmark protections (see map above).

This district was the second in NoHo; the NoHo Historic District directly to the west (and just visible in the above map) was designated a few years earlier in 1999. A third district, the NoHo Historic District Extension, celebrated its fifth landmark birthday earlier this year. Let’s take a look at some of the buildings that make NoHo East a special place to meander…

Bleecker Street towards the Bowery. Google Street View.

Have you ever gone in search of the somewhat hidden Bleecker Street subway station entrance to catch the uptown 6? The stairwell on the north side of Bleecker is located on the western edge of the NoHo East Historic District! Walking along this stretch towards the Bowery, the district feels like a quiet little enclave even though it’s bordered by some of New York’s busiest streets.

There are 42 buildings in this mixed use district, and they were built between the early 19th and early 20th centuries. Small-scale Federal row houses stand alongside taller loft buildings.

18-24 Bleecker Street. Google Street View.
36 Bleecker Street. Google Street View.

Nos. 18-24 Bleecker and 36 Bleecker (above) are two buildings in the district that have applied for exterior alterations at the Landmarks Preservation Commission. Both applications are awaiting final decisions by the LPC, and you can keep track of them (and others in our neighborhoods) on our Landmarks Applications Webpage.

Learn more about these two buildings in the NoHo East Historic District designation report, which can be found on our Resources page. Individual building entries for these two properties can be found here and here.

316-318 Bowery. Google Street View.

And finally, there’s this charming building at the corner of Bleecker and the Bowery. To learn more about its history, check out this past Off the Grid post.

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