Affordability and Preservation

Special interest groups like the Real Estate Board of New York that have long opposed landmarking or other limits on development used to argue that landmarking strangled economic development and ruined the values of property. Now they try to argue that landmarking promotes gentrification and makes New York unaffordable. Village Preservation has been a leader in confronting and refuting these lies, and demonstrating how landmarking can have a positive, stabilizing effect – on residents, neighborhoods, on property values, on small businesses, and on community character. We also work closely with affordable housing and tenant groups in our neighborhoods to both help protect existing affordable housing and promote the inclusion of new affordable housing in our neighborhoods.

Updates

  • September 13, 2022

    Panel Next Wednesday, September 21: YIMBY vs. NIMBY — Looking Past Labels To Real World Impacts

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  • August 5, 2022

    Village Preservation Op-Ed: Putting the Lie to “Build Baby Build”… Facts Show Unbridled Market-Rate Development Spurs Gentrification

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  • January 18, 2022

    Victory: Punitive SoHo/NoHo/Chinatown Measure Vetoed!

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  • January 11, 2022

    Urge Mayor Adams to Veto Draconian SoHo/NoHo/Chinatown Measure

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  • December 16, 2021

    City Council Approves SoHo/NoHo/Chinatown Upzoning + Displacement Plan

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  • December 13, 2021

    SoHo/NoHo/Chinatown Rezoning Reminder: Final Vote as Soon as Wednesday, Call and E-Mail TODAY

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  • December 10, 2021

    City Council Committee Approves SoHo/NoHo/Chinatown Upzoning + Displacement Plan With Modifications

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  • December 8, 2021

    Council Appears Poised to Vote on SoHo/NoHo/Chinatown Plan Today, December 9, as New Financial Analysis Shows Fatal Flaws in Affordable Housing Claims

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  • December 3, 2021

    City Council Vote On SoHo/NoHo/Chinatown Pushed Back to Week of December 6 — CALL AND WRITE NOW!

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  • November 29, 2021

    SoHo/NoHo/Chinatown Vote Likely This Week — Flood the City Council With Calls and Letters

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  • November 23, 2021

    SoHo/NoHo/Chinatown Rezoning Vote Likely After Thanksgiving; Video and Final Push for ‘No’ Vote

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  • November 23, 2021

    New Oral History: Ayo Harrington and the Struggles for Civil Rights, Urban Homesteading, Community Gardens, and Educational Equality

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  • November 12, 2021

    Opponents Vastly Outnumber Supporters At Rezoning Hearing; Village Preservation Releases Study Showing City Projections for Neighborhood Rezonings Are ‘Less Reliable Than Flipping a Coin’

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  • November 9, 2021

    Final SoHo/NoHo/Chinatown Upzoning Public Hearing Today — PLEASE TESTIFY AND/OR SUBMIT COMMENTS!

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  • November 2, 2021

    City Council Virtual Public Hearing on Disastrous SoHo/NoHo/Chinatown Upzoning Plan Next Tuesday, Nov. 9, around 11:30 am

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  • October 26, 2021

    More Evidence that Upzoning Makes New York Less Affordable, Not More, and the Reality Deniers

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  • October 21, 2021

    City Planning Commission Approves SoHo/NoHo/Chinatown Rezoning Plan with Changes that Are ‘Less Than Nothing’; Now Heads to City Council

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  • October 8, 2021

    City Proposes Further ‘Changes’ to Upzoning Proposal for SoHo, NoHo, and Chinatown that Amount to Nothing

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  • October 8, 2021

    Village Preservation Op-Ed: ‘Trickle Down’ Affordable Housing in NYC Is a Fail; Don’t Force It on SoHo, NoHo and Chinatown

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  • September 24, 2021

    City Signals Window-Dressing Changes to SoHo/NoHo Rezoning Plan

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  • September 16, 2021

    Exposing the City’s False Affordable Housing Claims for SoHo/NoHo/Chinatown Rezoning

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  • September 3, 2021

    Opponents Overwhelm Six-Hour City Planning SoHo/NoHo Rezoning Hearing; City’s Baseless Claims of Racism Face Backlash; Elected Officials Join Opposition

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  • August 31, 2021

    City Planning Commission SoHo/NoHo Upzoning Hearing This Thursday, September 2, 10 am

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  • August 19, 2021

    Details on SoHo/NoHo Hearings, New Data Shows Falsehoods and Lies Behind Rezoning

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  • August 10, 2021

    Borough President’s Public Hearing on SoHo/NoHo Monday, August 23, 6-8 pm; City Planning Hearing Likely Day of September 2

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