Gathering More Support for Landmarking Effort for Greenwich Village & East Village South of Union Square

During the pandemic we continue to conduct research and gather support for our efforts to secure landmark protections for the area of Greenwich Village and the East Village south of Union Square.  Our recent research has garnered new support for landmarking from scholars, authors, historians, and experts in the field due to the vital connections we have documented between buildings in the area and jazz artist Billie Holiday, music producer John Hammond, first American woman doctor Elizabeth Blackwell, the International Worker’s Order, the National Board of Review of Motion Pictures,  swing musician Benny Goodman, and renowned authors Audre Lorde and Ann Bannon, including a letter of support from Bannon herself.  

During the ‘pause’ there has been no pause in our advocacy for protecting the rich but fragile history and character of our neighborhoods.
Read the new letters of support and the fascinating stories they tell here 
Send your own letter of support urging landmark protections for this area here

May 19, 2020