Former P.S. 64/Charas Cultural Center

Village Preservation joined many others in successfully supporting landmark designation for the former P.S. 64 and Charas/El Bohio Cultural Center at 605 East 9th Street and in opposing the illegal “dorm-for-hire” scheme (which was eventually blocked) on the site and other efforts by the developer/owner of the site to destroy or disfigure the historic building. We are part of a coalition fighting to have the building returned to community use.


  • 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

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  • June 22, 2023

    Seizing the Opportunity to Return the Landmarked Former CHARAS/Old P.S. 64 to the Community

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  • March 13, 2023

    Rally Wednesday at 11 AM for Charas/El Bohio — Give Us Back Our Community Center

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  • January 6, 2023

    Foreclosure Ordered for East Village’s Former P.S. 64/CHARAS-El Bohio Community Center as Neighborhood Demands Landmarked Building’s Return

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  • December 12, 2022

    Five-Year Lawsuit Against Village Preservation Dismissed; Continue the Fight for CHARAS/El Bohio at the Former P.S. 64 this Saturday

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  • January 26, 2018

    Developer Sues GVSHP to Prevent Us from  Defending Our Neighborhoods

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