Today we welcome Chloe Gregoire aboard as our new Research and Preservation Associate (pronouns: she/her). Chloe has been an intern at Village Preservation since September of 2022. In that role, she has assisted on various research projects, including helping to establish a timeline and other details about small businesses in the West Village. She has also assisted us with outreach and establishing new connections for our Small Business, Big History program. More recently, she has been working to help digitize materials from the Village Independent Democrats for an addition to our archives.
Chloe is a native New Yorker who, although from Brooklyn, feels a special connection to the Village, spending many weekends at her grandmother’s apartment on Washington Square. It was during walks with her grandmother that she learned to “look up” at the historic buildings around her. She is passionate about the city’s history and architecture and believes they make the city special. She first explored this interest while working as an intern in the Enforcement Department of the New York City’s Landmark Preservation Commission, where she helped identify potentially illegal changes made to historic buildings throughout the city.
This past May, Chloe graduated from Hunter College with a degree in Urban Studies and Classics. She wrote her capstone project about the history and implications of NYU’s expansion and development throughout Greenwich Village. As a Classics major, she studied in Greece where she learned about classical art and architecture.
Chloe is excited to be starting as our Research and Preservation Associate. In this role she will continue to research and document the history of Greenwich Village, the East Village and NoHo, and help advocate for landmark and zoning protections for these historic neighborhoods.