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.

Urge City Officials to Landmark 285-287 East 3rd Street

One-time home of Steve Cannon and his “Gathering of the Tribes” organization.

Updates

  • 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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