South Village

Village Preservation has been the leader in documenting, celebrating, and advocating for the preservation of the South Village, the once-predominantly immigrant section of Greenwich Village south of Washington Square and West 4th Street, between LaGuardia Place and Seventh Avenue South. In 2006 Village Preservation submitted a proposal for landmark designation of the entire area, based upon the areas rich history in connection to immigrants, countercultural movements, and its early LGBT and African-American communities. This resulted in three historic district designations (the Greenwich Village Historic District Extension II, the South Village Historic District, and the Sullivan Thompson Historic District) and four individual landmark designations, protecting about 650 buildings and more than 30 blocks.

Updates

  • July 16, 2024

    City’s Plans for Tony Dapolito Rec Center Demolition and 388 Hudson Street Face Huge Backlash; Speak at Community Board 2 on Thursday at 6:30 pm

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  • December 19, 2023

    Remembering Important Anniversaries in Neighborhood History — ‘A Visit from St. Nicholas,’ Hudson Waterfront Transformation, LGBTQ+ History, and South Village Landmarking

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  • December 7, 2023

    “What’s So Special About the South Village?” Monthlong Celebration Continues

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  • December 1, 2023

    December Is the First Annual South Village Month!

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  • October 1, 2022

    Italian American History and Heritage Month Begins

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  • October 15, 2021

    Oversized and Out-of-Context Development Plans for 15 Greenwich Avenue, 182 Spring Street Get Landmarks Review Next Tuesday

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  • September 10, 2021

    Oversized and Monotonous New Development Proposed in Sullivan-Thompson Historic District; Hearing Monday

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  • May 6, 2021

    Remembering Jane Jacobs on Her Birthday

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  • April 30, 2021

    Look At All We’ve Accomplished!

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  • December 13, 2016

    CITY VOTES UNANIMOUSLY TO LANDMARKFINAL PHASE OF GVSHP’S PROPOSED SOUTH VILLAGE HISTORIC DISTRICT!

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  • December 13, 2016

    CITY VOTES UNANIMOUSLY TO LANDMARK FINAL PHASE OF GVSHP’S PROPOSED SOUTH VILLAGE HISTORIC DISTRICT!

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