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

  • June 21, 2021

    Community Board 2 SoHo/NoHo Public Hearing Now In Person: Wednesday at 6:30 pm, Press Conference at 6 pm

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  • June 14, 2021

    Reminders: Annual Meeting and Village Awards this Wednesday; SoHo/NoHo Public Hearing June 23 and 24

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  • June 4, 2021

    First Official SoHo/NoHo Rezoning Hearings — Community Board 2, June 23 and 24

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  • May 28, 2021

    SoHo/NoHo Update: Certified Plan Contains Demographic Deception and NYU Welcome Mat; Community Groups Demand Electeds Reject

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  • May 19, 2021

    De Blasio’s SoHo/NoHo Plan Is Certified, Largely Unchanged; Public Review Process To Begin

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  • May 14, 2021

    Report Shows City’s SoHo Rezoning Plan Unlikely To Produce Any Affordable Housing

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  • May 13, 2021

    Tenant Advocates and SoHo, NoHo, Chinatown Communities Unite vs. Mayor’s Upzoning Plan

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  • May 6, 2021

    Rally for SoHo, NoHo, and Chinatown and Against City Upzoning Plan Monday at Noon

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  • May 6, 2021

    Remembering Jane Jacobs on Her Birthday

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  • May 3, 2021

    City Delays SoHo/NoHo Certification Without Explanation; Citywide Tenant and Housing Groups Come Out Strongly Against Mayor’s Plan; Neighbors File Lawsuit

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  • April 30, 2021

    Important SoHo/NoHo Updates — Opposition Grows, Mayoral Candidates Opine, Plan To Move Monday

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  • April 30, 2021

    Look At All We’ve Accomplished!

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  • April 23, 2021

    New Images Show The Tip of The SoHo/NoHo Upzoning Iceberg

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  • April 8, 2021

    Sign and Share the Petition to NYC Mayoral Candidates

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  • March 29, 2021

    Sign The Petition to NYC Mayoral Candidates: Our Next Mayor Must Value Preserving Landmarks and Neighborhoods

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  • March 14, 2021

    City’s SoHo/NoHo Rezoning Plan Includes Part of Chinatown, and Hundreds of Rent Regulated Units Could Be Lost

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  • March 9, 2021

    Virtual Town Hall and Teach-In on SoHo/NoHo Upzoning Plan and Study Exposing Its True Impacts: Monday, March 15 at 6pm

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  • March 5, 2021

    Study: City’s Proposed SoHo/NoHo Upzoning Would Make Neighborhoods Richer, Whiter, and More Expensive

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  • December 8, 2020

    Community Board 2 Meeting on SoHo/NoHo Upzoning Plan Tonight, Tuesday 12/8 at 6:30 pm

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  • December 2, 2020

    Community Alternative Rezoning Plan For SoHo And NoHo — Public Hearings 12/3 And 12/8

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  • November 24, 2020

    Hearing on Scope of the Environmental Review for Proposed SoHo/NoHo Rezoning Plan December 3

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  • October 27, 2020

    De Blasio SoHo/NoHo Plan Even Worse Than We Expected

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  • October 19, 2020

    First SoHo-NoHo Upzoning+Rezoning Public Meeting Next Monday, October 26, 6-8pm Sign Up To Speak TODAY!

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  • October 9, 2020

    Plan To Upzone and Rezone SoHo and NoHo Announced Details Are Scarce, But Indications Raise Big Concerns and Conflicts of Interest; Local Elected Officials, Citywide Candidates, and Real Estate Interests Back Move

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  • September 25, 2020

    NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer Comes Out In Support of SoHo/NoHo Upzoning, Saying They’re “Critical” In Neighborhoods Like SoHo

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