We offer a variety of tools to help you learn more about the history and culture of our neighborhoods. 

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Maps and Archives

Explore maps and archives that illustrate the historic and culturally significant places, organizations and figures of our neighborhood.

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Urban Archives/Village Preservation Maps + Tours

Urban Archive is a location-based mobile app that empowers New Yorkers to learn about history where it happened. The site brings together the digital collections of New York City’s museums, archives, and libraries in an easy-to-use resource built for discovery. Since 2017, Village Preservation has partnered with Urban Archive to increase access to our image archives and resources, including these maps and tours:

Neighborhood History

Greenwich Village’s known history dates back to the 16th century, when it was a marshland called Sapokanican by Native Americans who camped and fished in the meandering trout stream later known as Minetta Brook…

Greenwich Village’s known history dates back to the 16th century, when it was a marshland called Sapokanican by Native Americans who camped and fished in the meandering trout stream later known as Minetta Brook…

Historic Image Archive

Images from the late 18th to the early 21st century of Greenwich Village and the East Village and environs, and across the five boroughs.

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