Map of GVSHP Accomplishments
GVSHP Milestones and Victories
Honors for GVSHP
Report: Ten Years — A Thousand Buildings Landmarked
One Hundred Blocks Rezoned
Federal Houses Landmarked or Listed on the State
and National Registers of Historic Places 1999-2016
Established in 1980, the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation works to protect the cultural and architectural heritage of Greenwich Village, NoHo, and the East Village.
Although a large portion of the Village was designated in 1969 as part of the Greenwich Village Historic District, many worthy buildings outside of the district’s boundaries were left vulnerable to demolition and insensitive change. In the past few years, the Society has fought for and won protections for much of the area. The Gansevoort Market Historic District was designated in 2003 after a successful campaign by the Society. More recently, the Society led the push to both downzone and landmark much of the Far West Village, which resulted in height limits for new construction in the neighborhood and the first extension of the Greenwich Village Historic District and the first new historic district in the West Village in nearly forty years. Several early nineteenth-century Federal-style houses near Washington Square, in the East Village, and in Lower Manhattan have also been landmarked as a result of the our efforts. GVSHP has also managed to block or alter plans for inappropriate development in our neighborhood, including a plan for a 500-foot tower in the Gansevoort Market Historic District.
Landmarks Preservation Commission Chair Robert Tierney and GVSHP Executive Director Andrew Berman after the LPC votes to create the Greenwich Village Historic District Extension and the Weekhawken Street Historic District.