Over the last year and a half, we’ve gone through a transformation. Our new name is Village Preservation, and in June we launched our new website: VillagePreservation.org. Both were designed to better fulfill our mission of celebrating, documenting, and preserving the incredibly rich architectural and cultural history of Greenwich Village, the East Village, and NoHo, and to support the small businesses and local cultural institutions that define our neighborhoods. That mission seems more important now than ever.
After a four-month test run, today we retire gvshp.org, and our new website, VillagePreservation.org, becomes our primary online platform. You’ll find everything you found on the old website, and then some — but in a clearer, simpler, easier-to-navigate form, and with a more engaging format. I invite you to explore, and share!
Here’s just some of what you can do on the new website:
- Learn about current or past advocacy campaigns to protect our neighborhoods
- Search upcoming programs, or view videos and pictures from literally hundreds of past programs
- Find out how to get involved — as a member, volunteer, or advocate
- Browse over 2,300 historic images
- Read thousands of entries about neighborhood history in our blog
- Listen to or read nearly 60 oral histories with artists, activists, preservationists, and business and community leaders from our neighborhood
- Access landmark designation reports with historic information on each of over 3,500 landmarked buildings in our neighborhoods
- Take one of our extensive virtual tours of the Greenwich Village Historic District, the East Village, or the Civil Rights and Social Justice and Women’s Suffrage landmarks of Greenwich Village, the East Village, and NoHo
- View all applications for significant changes to landmarked properties in our neighborhoods over the last ten years, and find out how you can affect decision-making for current and future applications
- Purchase Village Preservation merchandise!
These are extraordinary times. Here at Village Preservation, we are committed to doing everything we can to support, protect, and share the wonder of the amazing, irreplaceable, and unique qualities of our neighborhoods — past, present, and future.
I hope you’ll join us.