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

  • 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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  • September 16, 2021

    Latest Landmark Applications: 69 Gansevoort Street, 3 Clarkson Street, 657 Greenwich Street, 118 Greenwich Avenue, 15 Greenwich Avenue

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  • August 10, 2021

    Latest Landmark Applications: 15 Greenwich Avenue, 23 8th Avenue, 548 Hudson Street

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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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