Don’t Let Preservation Become a Thing of the Past — Support Our Mid-Year Appeal
Do you want to ensure New York’s future includes its past?
Do you love the rich history and architecture of Greenwich Village, the East Village, and NoHo? Want to make sure it survives for future generations everywhere to enjoy and appreciate?
Village Preservation is NYC’s largest neighborhood preservation organization, working every day to protect what we hold dear about our neighborhoods and our city, so its future builds on the best of its past.
We’ve secured landmark designation for over 1,250 buildings and zoning protections for nearly 100 blocks.
We share information about our neighborhoods’ rich history and architecture with hundreds of thousands of people each year via free programs and online resources, and thousands of children through our children’s education program, which is available to all regardless of ability to pay.
In just the past year we’ve helped stop plans to allow supertall towers throughout residential neighborhoods in New York City and slash funding to the Landmarks Preservation Commission, and secured landmark designation for a monument to civil rights and social justice that current zoning would have allowed to be replaced with a mega-skyscraper.
Every day we monitor all 6,500 building lots in our neighborhoods for construction and demolition plans, and all 3,500 landmarked buildings in our neighborhood for alteration applications, so we can inform the public and respond immediately to inappropriate or damaging plans.
We can’t do it without you.
Your support makes everything we do possible. But the forces of big real estate and their friends in government aligned against us are not slowing down. And once our history is lost, it’s lost forever.
I know you don’t want that to happen on your watch. And we won’t let it happen on ours.