Far West Village

The Far West Village was almost entirely lacking in landmark or zoning protections in the early 2000s, as high-rise development and demolition of historic properties spread throughout the area. Village Preservation spearheaded a successful campaign to secure landmark and zoning protections for the area, to preserve historic buildings and prevent out-of-scale new development. We continue to push for such protections and monitor to ensure landmarks and zoning regulations are faithfully enforced.


Information on Individual Far West Village Initiatives:

Updates

  • May 10, 2024

    West Village Waterfront and the Meatpacking District in the Early 1990s — New Additions to Our Historic Image and Preservation History Archives

    Read More
  • March 15, 2024

    State Stands Firm on 5G Towers, but Fate Remains Up in the Air

    Read More
  • February 23, 2024

    Important Progress and Critical New Hurdles in West Village 5G Tower Fight

    Read More
  • February 9, 2024

    Landmarks Preservation Commission Makes Another Disturbing Decision to Legalize Destruction at 105-107 Bank Street

    Read More
  • January 19, 2024

    Responding to the Rising Tide of Dangerous and Unpermitted Work in Our Neighborhoods

    Read More
  • January 2, 2024

    Great News Regarding Proposed 32-ft.-Tall 5G Towers in the West Village, Saving Charas/Former P.S. 64 at 605 East 9th Street, and Bleecker Street Morton Williams Supermarket

    Read More
  • December 19, 2023

    Remembering Important Anniversaries in Neighborhood History — ‘A Visit from St. Nicholas,’ Hudson Waterfront Transformation, LGBTQ+ History, and South Village Landmarking

    Read More
  • December 12, 2023

    Victory! Westbeth 5G Tower Dumped, But New Proposal Emerges on Horatio Street

    Read More
  • December 1, 2023

    5G Tower Victory at Westbeth, but Next Tower Proposed Just Two Blocks Away

    Read More
  • November 20, 2023

    Pushing Back on Locations for 32-ft.-tall 5G Towers in the East and West Villages

    Read More
  • October 30, 2023

    Roy Lichtenstein Plaque Unveiled, Marking Transformative Artist’s 100th Birthday and His Former Studio’s Transformation by Whitney Museum

    Read More
  • October 12, 2023

    Troubling Plan to Alter and Excavate Under Iconic 1834 Landmarked House at 131 Charles Street Returns Tuesday!

    Read More
  • August 17, 2023

    Damaging Proposal for Alterations to and Excavations Under 131 and 131 1/2 Charles Street Rejected!

    Read More
  • August 11, 2023

    Plan To Alter and Potentially Undermine Landmarked 1834 House and Carriage House Returns Tuesday

    Read More
  • August 9, 2023

    “Bizarre” Redesign for Townhouse on Greenwich Village/MePa Border at 829 Greenwich Street Rejected

    Read More
  • March 7, 2023

    Preservation Organizations from Across New York Demand the City Take Action to Prevent Demolitions of Historic Buildings

    Read More
  • January 10, 2023

    Facing Broad Opposition, Landmarks Balks at Plan for Massive Excavation and Alterations at 131 and 131 1/2 Charles Street

    Read More
  • January 6, 2023

    Troubling Plan for Iconic Landmarked 1834 House at 131 Charles Street Comes Before Landmarks Tuesday — Join Us to Oppose!

    Read More
  • September 13, 2022

    Remembering James Stewart Polshek, 1930–2022

    Read More
  • October 26, 2021

    Rally To Save Nine Landmarked Houses in the Meatpacking District this Thursday, Oct. 28, at 1 pm — JOIN US!

    Read More
  • October 21, 2021

    Officials Stonewall on Information Regarding Condition of Nine Landmarked Meatpacking District Houses, OK Demolition

    Read More
  • October 15, 2021

    ‘Manhattan Promenade’: The Plan for Adaptive Reuse of the High Line ca. 1979, and Other New Historic Images

    Read More
  • October 8, 2021

    Nine Landmarked 1840s Houses at 44-54 Ninth Avenue/351-55 West 14th Street in Meatpacking District Face Demolition

    Read More
  • May 28, 2021

    St. Veronica’s Church, 149 Christopher Street, Saved

    Read More
  • May 6, 2021

    City Council Third District Candidates Forum Monday at 6 pm — RSVP Now

    Read More
  • May 6, 2021

    Remembering Jane Jacobs on Her Birthday

    Read More
  • April 30, 2021

    City Council District 3 Candidates Forum Monday, May 10

    Read More
  • April 30, 2021

    Look At All We’ve Accomplished!

    Read More
  • April 16, 2021

    Candidates Forum for Third City Council District Monday, May 10 at 6 pm

    Read More
  • December 15, 2016

    Pier 40/St. John’s Deal, With All Neighborhood Protections, Approved!

    Read More
  • August 25, 2016

    Demolitions Planned on Perry, Barrow, and East 13th Streets

    Read More
  • May 2, 2006

    Historic Victory: Far West Village landmark districts unanimously approved!

    Read More