Pride Month: Fighting for LGBTQ+ Landmarks #SouthOfUnionSquare

Village Preservation has called upon the Landmarks Preservation Commission to finally landmark our proposed historic district South of Union Square, highlighting more than a dozen sites critical to LGBTQ+ history during LGBTQ+ Pride Month. National LGBTQ+ organizations have joined us in this call. This area is rich in not only LGBTQ+, but African American, women’s, artistic, literary, and social justice history as well.

Councilmember Corey Johnson, who represents a sliver of the proposed district west of Fifth Avenue, has called upon the City to landmark the area in his district. Councilmember Carlina Rivera, who represents 90% of the proposed district, has not, despite repeated requests.

Read our letter to the Landmarks Preservation Commission here, and read coverage in the New York Daily News here.

June 14, 2021