Promoting Diversity and Civil Rights History

Village Preservation has long made a priority of elevating, preserving, and celebrating the histories and contributions of underrepresented groups in our neighborhoods including African Americans, LGBTQ+ people, women, immigrants, the Latinx community, and Asian Americans. We also advocate for policies for our neighborhoods that promote racial and socio-economic diversity.

Updates

  • December 6, 2022

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

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  • November 30, 2022

    Trace the Roots of Gay Marriage and Other Civil Rights Victories in Our Neighborhoods

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  • November 17, 2022

    Unanimous Support for Julius’ Bar Landmarking at Hearing

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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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  • November 7, 2022

    Civil Rights and Social Justice Map Revised and Relaunched

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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 5, 2022

    Village Preservation Op-Ed: Putting the Lie to “Build Baby Build”… Facts Show Unbridled Market-Rate Development Spurs Gentrification

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  • June 17, 2022

    Mark Juneteenth By Learning More About Abolition History in Our Neighborhoods

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  • June 17, 2022

    Help Us Save an Abolitionist Landmark, 50 West 13th Street

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  • June 5, 2022

    Celebrate and Explore LGBTQ+ History with Village Preservation This Pride Month

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  • May 13, 2022

    Plaque Unveiled at 70 Fifth Avenue Honoring Civil Rights History: Video and Photos

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  • May 6, 2022

    Speakers Announced for Tuesday 6 pm Plaque Unveiling at 70 Fifth Avenue Honoring the NAACP and Early 20th Century Social Justice Organizations

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  • May 6, 2022

    May Is Jewish History Month and Asian American/Pacific Islander History Month

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  • May 2, 2022

    Plaque Unveiling Tuesday May 10 at 70 Fifth Avenue, Former NAACP Headquarters and Center for Social Justice Activism

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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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  • March 16, 2022

    Explore the Rich Irish History of Our Neighborhoods

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  • March 8, 2022

    South of Union Square History IS Women’s History

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  • March 1, 2022

    Join Us To Explore, Celebrate, and Advocate to Preserve Women’s History in March

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  • February 1, 2022

    This Black History Month, Village Preservation Invites You to Explore, Celebrate, and Advocate for Preserving Significant but Unprotected Black History Sites in Our Neighborhoods

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  • January 18, 2022

    Highlighting Landmarking Effort for 50 West 13th Street’s African American Voting Rights Crusader on MLK Day

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  • November 23, 2021

    New Oral History: Ayo Harrington and the Struggles for Civil Rights, Urban Homesteading, Community Gardens, and Educational Equality

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  • September 24, 2021

    State Rules South of Union Square Eligible for State and National Registers of Historic Places, while City Allows Demolition of Historic Site to Proceed

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  • September 24, 2021

    Join Us Monday, September 27, at 6 pm for Anaïs Nin Plaque Virtual Unveiling Ceremony

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  • September 16, 2021

    Village Preservation To Unveil Plaque Honoring Anaïs Nin #SouthOfUnionSquare on Sept. 27

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  • August 19, 2021

    Details on SoHo/NoHo Hearings, New Data Shows Falsehoods and Lies Behind Rezoning

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  • May 19, 2021

    Victory! 70 Fifth Avenue Landmarked; Continue the Fight for South of Union Square

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  • April 16, 2021

    Challenging the Landmarks Preservation Commission to Abide By Its ‘Equity Framework’

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  • March 22, 2021

    Landmarks Hearing On 70 Fifth Avenue in Proposed South of Union Square Historic District Tomorrow at 10am

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  • March 5, 2021

    Study: City’s Proposed SoHo/NoHo Upzoning Would Make Neighborhoods Richer, Whiter, and More Expensive

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  • March 1, 2021

    Women’s History Month: Celebrate, Honor, Preserve Women’s History

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  • February 18, 2021

    Black History Month Advocacy: African American Artist and Educator Selma Hortense Burke’s Home at 88 East 10th Street

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  • February 1, 2021

    Celebrate African American History Month and the Elizabeth Blackwell Bicentennial and Join Us in Fighting to Protect This Critical History

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  • January 26, 2021

    New African-American History Curriculum for Children’s Education Program

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  • January 26, 2021

    New South of Union Square History and Podcast

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  • January 20, 2021

    After 2 1/2 Year Campaign, City Agrees to Consider 70 Fifth Avenue, South of Union Square, For Landmark Designation

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  • January 18, 2021

    Honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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  • July 2, 2020

    Celebrate LGBTQ Pride (Virtually) With Village Preservation

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  • June 8, 2020

    Black Lives, Black Histories

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  • June 5, 2020

    In Memoriam: African American Artists of Westbeth

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  • February 14, 2020

    Honoring and Protecting LGBT history in the Village

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  • February 12, 2020

    Battle for Landmark Protections for South of Union Square Includes Historic NAACP and National Gay Task Force Headquarters

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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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  • June 3, 2019

    LGBT Landmarks to be Heard Tomorrow – Send a Letter Today

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  • May 14, 2019

    After Four Year Campaign, City Calendars LGBT Historic Sites in Greenwich Village

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  • May 13, 2019

    After Four Year Campaign by Village Preservation, City Agrees to Landmark LGBT Historic Sites

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  • May 3, 2019

    With #Stonewall50 Underway, Will City Protect LGBT Landmarks?

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  • April 23, 2019

    NOW MORE THAN EVER, CITY MUST RECOGNIZE AND PROTECT LGBT HISTORIC LANDMARKS

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  • October 17, 2017

    Lorraine Hansberry Historic Plaque Unveiled at 112 Waverly Place

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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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