Arthur Levin

Arthur (Art) Levin (b. 1936) has served as a Village Preservation Trustee for over 20 years, including as President since 2012, overseeing a period of organizational growth. Art grew up on the Upper West Side and has lived on West 11th Street since 1969. This oral history explores his experience with progressive politics, spearheading social programs, and community organizing over fifty years, as well as how the Village has changed in that time. He also discusses his experience with the explosion of the Weather Underground bomb factory next door to his house in 1970.