Village Preservation fought for and secured landmark designation of all these buildings in 2010. The organization was particularly concerned about the fate of 233-37 Bleecker Street, which in the early 2000s was showing signs of significant deterioration. The early 19th-century wooden and masonry buildings may have served as the inspiration for Edward Hopper’s iconic painting “Early Sunday Morning” — more here.

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