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Village Preservation is leading the effort to seek landmark and zoning protections for this area of Greenwich Village and the East Village – roughly Third to Fifth Avenues, 14th to 9th Streets. This historic neighborhood faces demolitions and out-of-scale new development stemming in large part from the tech industry.

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Updates

  • October 21, 2021

    Plaque Honoring Longtime Studio of Artist Frank Stella at 128 East 13th Street to Be Unveiled November 8 with Frank Stella and Whitney Museum Director

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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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  • June 14, 2021

    Pride Month: Fighting for LGBTQ+ Landmarks #SouthOfUnionSquare

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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 15, 2021

    Hearing on Landmarking 70 Fifth Avenue Set for Tuesday 3/23 — Support Designation and Push for All of South of Union Square

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  • March 1, 2021

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

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  • March 1, 2021

    64-66 University Place To Be Demolished and Replaced

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  • February 18, 2021

    New Oral History: Rob Mason and RPM Studios – A Quarter Century of Incredible Music History #SouthOfUnionSquare

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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 9, 2021

    Borough President Gale Brewer and More Scholars Support South of Union Square Landmarking

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  • February 3, 2021

    Uncovered!: Robert Motherwell, Abstract Expressionist Master, South of Union Square

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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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  • December 4, 2020

    Plan for Oversized Addition to 827-831 Broadway Returns to Landmarks Preservation Commission 12/8

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  • November 24, 2020

    Following Backlash, City Drops Plan for Hotel Special Permit Requirement South of Union Square – Push for Real Protections

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  • October 21, 2020

    Launching “Virtual Village” — Explore and Save #SouthOfUnionSquare

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  • September 16, 2020

    New Support Rolls in For South of Union Square Landmarking Efforts –ACLU, HDC, and More!

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  • July 29, 2020

    New Research in South of Union Square Landmarking Effort Reveals Incredible History Behind Unprotected 160 Year Old Fifth Avenue House

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  • July 14, 2020

    Speaker Johnson, Scholars, and Press Support South of Union Square Civil Rights Landmarking Effort, But City and Rivera Still Resist

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  • May 19, 2020

    Gathering More Support for Landmarking Effort for Greenwich Village & East Village South of Union Square

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