Village Preservation is a leader in preserving the architectural heritage and cultural history of Greenwich Village, the East Village, and NoHo.
Founded in 1980, Village Preservation works to document, celebrate, and preserve the special architectural and cultural heritage of Greenwich Village, the East Village, and NoHo.
Village Preservation continues to fight for and win protections for our neighborhoods.
- Secured designation of eleven new historic (landmark) districts and district extensions throughout Greenwich Village, the East Village, and NoHo
- Won designation of scores of individual landmarks throughout our neighborhoods, for more than 1,250 total buildings landmarked
- Fought for and got zoning protections for nearly one hundred blocks in the East and West Village, from the Hudson River to Avenue D.
- Secured groundbreaking landmark designations honoring LGBT, African American, Women’s, immigrant, and countercultural history, affordable housing developments, and modern architecture.
Our Charity Ratings
Village Preservation consistently exceeds Better Business Bureau guidelines for charities for the portion of our income that goes toward program activities. Our spending on fundraising activities is also consistently far less than the maximum percentage of income for charities recommended under BBB guidelines.