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 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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  • August 5, 2021

    Manhattan Borough President’s SoHo/NoHo Hearing Likely Monday, August 23

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  • July 28, 2021

    Community Board 2 Overwhelmingly Rejects SoHo/NoHo Rezoning Plan; BP and CPC To Hold Hearings

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  • July 23, 2021

    SoHo/NoHo Updates: Final Community Board Vote Monday 6:30 pm; Elected Officials Silent on or Support Slanderous Attacks on Plan Opponents; City Planning Hearing Likely Sept. 1

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  • July 14, 2021

    City Defames Community Groups Who Oppose SoHo/NoHo Plan; Documenting Vulnerable Tenants Rezoning Plan Will Hurt; New Flyer to Mobilize Neighbors Against Upzoning

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  • June 25, 2021

    Huge Turnout for SoHo/NoHo Hearing, Housing/Tenant and Neighborhood Groups United in Opposition

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  • June 23, 2021

    Affordable Housing and Tenant Groups, SoHo, NoHo, and Chinatown Neighborhood Organizations, and Artists and Historic Preservationists Slam de Blasio SoHo/NoHo Upzoning Plan, Urge “NO” Vote

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  • 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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