The Area South of Union Square

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.

Updates

  • September 21, 2022

    Vital History, from Civil War and Abolition to Great 20th-Century Artists, to Be Destroyed #SouthOfUnionSquare Unless City Acts

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  • August 23, 2022

    Big Demolitions Coming to 14th Street, Sixth Avenue, and Broadway #SouthOfUnionSquare

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  • August 5, 2022

    Four Years Later, Tech Hub Promises Still Broken

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  • June 5, 2022

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

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  • May 17, 2022

    Proposed South of Union Square Historic District Named “Seven to Save” by Preservation League of NYS

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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 13, 2022

    New Research and Supporters Power Push for South of Union Square Landmarking

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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 2, 2022

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

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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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  • 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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