Greenwich Village Historic District

Village Preservation was founded in 1980, in part, to be a steward for the Greenwich Village Historic District. Designated (landmarked) in 1969, at over 2,200 buildings and 100 blocks it’s one of our city’s oldest and largest historic districts, covering much but not all of Greenwich Village between University Place and Washington Street, 13th Street and West 4th Street/St. Luke’s Place. Its continuing preservation and oversight remains at the core of our mission.

We have created a variety of resources to highlight and celebrate its rich history and architecture, including a map with 1969/2019 images of every building on the district and dozens of tours covering about a thousand sites of special interest. In 2019 we spearheaded a celebration of the district’s 50th anniversary. Every day we monitor every one of the buildings in the district for applications to make changes to the exteriors and review and share with the public each one that requires landmarks public review.

Information on Individual Greenwich Village Historic District Initiatives:

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Updates

  • June 7, 2024

    Help Us Save David’s Shoe and Watch Repair, 460 Hudson Street!

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  • April 15, 2024

    April Is Greenwich Village Historic District Month!

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  • March 1, 2024

    Application for Changes to Double-Landmarked Iconic 131 and 131½ Charles Street Returns for Fourth Time on Tuesday

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  • February 16, 2024

    City Fails to Protect Public Safety, Landmarks at 14-18 Gay Street/16-20 Christopher Streets

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  • February 16, 2024

    The End of Village Cigars

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  • January 31, 2024

    Village Independent Democrats Archive 1954-1969 Digitized and Released

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  • August 17, 2023

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

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  • August 11, 2023

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

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  • August 9, 2023

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

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  • August 9, 2023

    Updates on Safety and Stability at Landmarked Sites: 10-14 Fifth Avenue and 50-52 Second Avenue/40-42 East 3rd Street

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  • June 20, 2023

    Village Preservation Gives Your Guide to LGBTQ+ Pride History

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  • June 20, 2023

    City Considering Even Larger Development for 388 Hudson Affordable Housing Site — Up to 35 Stories

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  • May 9, 2023

    Next Monday — City Council District 2 Candidate Forum

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  • May 9, 2023

    388 Hudson Affordable Housing Development ‘Visioning’ Event This Thursday, May 11, 3–6 PM

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  • May 1, 2023

    City Launches Website for Planning New Affordable Housing Development at 388 Hudson Street, Asks for Public Input

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  • April 21, 2023

    Your Input Is Needed on Plans for Affordable Housing to Be Constructed at 388 Hudson at Clarkson Street

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  • March 24, 2023

    Remembering the Greek War for Independence and Our Greek Revival Legacy It Inspired

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  • March 7, 2023

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

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  • February 21, 2023

    Another Landmarked Building in Greenwich Village Endangered Due to City-Approved Work at 10 Fifth Avenue

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  • January 10, 2023

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

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  • January 6, 2023

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

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  • December 16, 2022

    Preservationists and Elected Officials Slam City Agencies and Administration for Allowing Demolition of Landmarks at City Hall Press Conference

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  • December 14, 2022

    Join Us for Press Conference December 15 at 2 PM on the Steps of City Hall To Protest the Growing Rash of Demolitions of Landmarked Buildings Across NYC

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  • December 6, 2022

    After 10-Year Campaign, Julius’ Bar Is Landmarked! Fight for More Needed Landmark Designations

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  • November 30, 2022

    Continuing to Fight for 14 Gay Street and Adjoining Endangered Buildings

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  • November 17, 2022

    Hundreds Join Protest at 14 Gay Street, Demand Reforms from City

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  • November 17, 2022

    Unanimous Support for Julius’ Bar Landmarking at Hearing

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  • November 11, 2022

    This Monday, Nov. 14: Join Our Press Conference and Protest over Demolition of 200-Year-Old Landmark at 14 Gay Street

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  • November 10, 2022

    Julius’ Bar Landmark Hearing Tuesday, Nov. 15 — Support This and Other Needed Landmark Designations

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  • October 31, 2022

    After Nine-Year Campaign, Julius’ Bar Landmarking Proposal to Finally Get Hearing November 15

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  • September 13, 2022

    After Nine-Year Campaign by Village Preservation, Julius’ Bar Building at 159 West 10th Street Under Formal Consideration for Landmark Designation

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  • August 23, 2022

    Big Demolitions Coming to 14th Street, Sixth Avenue, and Broadway #SouthOfUnionSquare

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  • July 19, 2022

    Ribbon Cuttings, Reopenings, and Anniversaries Bring Neighborhood History to the Fore

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  • April 25, 2022

    Village Preservation’s 19th Plaque Unveiled Marking Julius’ Bar and the 1966 Sip-In

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  • April 25, 2022

    Updated and Redesigned Report Released: New Buildings Approved for Construction in the Greenwich Village Historic District Since Designation in 1969

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  • April 15, 2022

    Plaque Unveiling Next Thursday 6 pm Marking Julius’ Bar and 1966 ‘Sip In’ for Gay Rights

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  • April 6, 2022

    Keeping an Eye on Historic Patchin Place Following Recent Sale

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  • October 15, 2021

    Oversized and Out-of-Context Development Plans for 15 Greenwich Avenue, 182 Spring Street Get Landmarks Review Next Tuesday

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  • October 15, 2021

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

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  • July 15, 2021

    Proposed New Building Design for 15 Greenwich Avenue in Historic District Must Go

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  • May 13, 2021

    LPC Rules 6-5 To Approve 14-16 Fifth Avenue Demolition and New (Shorter) Tower

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  • May 6, 2021

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

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  • May 6, 2021

    Remembering Jane Jacobs on Her Birthday

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  • April 30, 2021

    City Council District 3 Candidates Forum Monday, May 10

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  • April 30, 2021

    Look At All We’ve Accomplished!

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  • April 16, 2021

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

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  • February 3, 2021

    Plan for 14-16 Fifth Avenue Demolition and Tower Replacement Returns; Hearing Feb. 16

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  • October 18, 2020

    Help Save An Iconic Landmarked West Village House

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  • September 16, 2020

    Fighting to Preserve the Unique Historic Qualities of a Landmarked West Village House

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  • June 16, 2019

    AFTER FIVE YEAR CAMPAIGN BY VILLAGE PRESERVATION, CITY LANDMARKS LGBT HISTORIC SITES Sites are City’s First LGBT Landmarks Since Successful 2015 Campaign to Landmark Stonewall Inn

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  • May 3, 2019

    With #Stonewall50 Underway, Will City Protect LGBT Landmarks?

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  • June 22, 2016

    RECOGNIZING AND PRESERVING LGBT HISTORY IN THE VILLAGE Urge the City to Landmark Civil Rights Pioneer Julius’ Bar

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  • May 6, 2016

    Hearing On Stonewall National Monument Plan May 9

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  • April 15, 2016

    Julius’ Sip In 50th Anniversary Approaches

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  • March 22, 2016

    Julius’ Landmarking Support Grows as 50th Anniversary Approaches

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  • March 10, 2016

    Julius’ Sip-In 50th Anniversary Approaches

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  • February 25, 2016

    ON 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF JULIUS’ “SIP-IN,” TRAILBLAZING LGBT CIVIL RIGHTS ACTION, GVSHP CALLS FOR LANDMARK DESIGNATION Iconic Image of Historic Event for Sale In Support of GVSHP’s Preservation Efforts

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  • June 23, 2015

    Stonewall Landmarked! Continue the Fight for LGBT History

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  • June 18, 2015

    Stonewall Landmarks Hearing Next Tuesday at 10AM

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  • May 29, 2015

    FOLLOWING YEAR AND HALF CAMPAIGN, CITY AGREES TO CONSIDER STONEWALL INN FOR LANDMARK DESIGNATION, NYC’S FIRST LGBT LANDMARK

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