Today, we welcome David Herman to our staff as Communications Manager. David is a graphic designer, editor, and photographer, as well as a longtime activist focusing on livable streets, better biking, and a more equitable built environment in New York City. He is a previous co-chair of Transportation Alternatives’ Brooklyn Activist Committee, where he continues his work on campaigns to improve Atlantic Avenue, the Brooklyn Bridge, and elsewhere. His award-winning work fulfilling the group’s design needs and strengthening its social-media presence has broadened its reach throughout the borough. He is also a public member of Brooklyn’s Community Board 6.
Over the last two decades, David has trained his visual and written know-how on helping nonprofits and government agencies. He has served as an art director, editor, and photographer with the Park Slope Civic Council in Brooklyn and the New York League of Conservation Voters, as well as deputy director of public affairs for the Brooklyn Borough President’s Office. He’s a lifelong Brooklyn resident, except for his undergraduate years at the University of Pennsylvania, and a constant explorer of our city’s bounty of architectural and historic treasures.
“Ever since I learned as a kid to ride the subway by myself, I’ve enjoyed wandering through our city and uncovering what makes New York and its communities so special,” he says. “As an adult, I’ve sought to use my design and editorial skills to foster that same thrill of discovery in my fellow New Yorkers — and, more importantly, spur them into action protecting our city and improving it for everyone. Village Preservation offers an opportunity to bring those goals in the service of three outstanding neighborhoods, and I can’t wait to get started.”
David’s looking forward to working with fellow staff members, trustees, members, and our many neighbors to preserve and expand upon the history of Greenwich Village, the East Village, and NoHo. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.