East Village Building Blocks

Guided Tour : Individual Landmarks

The East Village contains 30 individually designated New York City landmarks — one of the highest concentrations in New York City.  These include a public housing project, a medical dispensary, a horse auction mart, a bathhouse, a baked goods factory, a German shooting range, several churches, two libraries, and two cemeteries. They range from grand Beaux Arts buildings to modest or vernacular structures. The oldest one dates to 1799, while the youngest dates to 1935, and they include among the very first designated landmarks in New York City, as well as ones designated as recently as 2014.  Collectively they tell the story of the shifting ethnic, socio-economic, cultural, and commercial tides of the East Village and New York City over two centuries.

125 East 11th Street

Block 556-2, Lot 68

Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America, Ballinger, Charles Goldstein, Charles Rentz, commercial, Danzig, Dolly!, Dorothy Day, Elvis Presley, Emma Goldman, Fiddler on the Roof, Frank Sinatra, Guns N’ Roses, Harry Belafonte, Hello, Iggy Pop, Individual Landmark, Julie Andrews, KISS, LGBTQ, Madonna, masquerade balls, music venue, New York City Landmark, Perry Como, Prince, punk, Queen Anne, Renaissance Revival, ric Clapton, Samuel Gompers, speakeasy, Sting, The Masses, The Ritz, Tina Turner, Tony Bennett, Webster Hall

Cooper Union

Block 544, Lot 1

000, Abby Hopper Gibbons, Abraham Lincoln, ACT UP, African American History, Alice Paul, American Woman Suffrage Association, Anglo-Italianate, Anne Cobden Sanderson, Chinese Equal Rights League, Civil War, Clara Lemlich, Cooper Union, Cooper Union ADdress, Craig Rodwell, Crystal Eastman, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Emma Goldman, Emmeline Pankhurst, Equality League of Self-Supporting Women, Fong Yue-Ting v. United States, Frederick A. Peterson, Frederick Douglass, Greary Act, Harriot Stanton Blatch, Individual Landmark, Institutional, International Ladies Garment Workers Union, John Brown, Kay Tobin, labor rights, Lee Sam Ping, LGBTQ, Max Eastman, mosaics, National Register of Historic Places, National Rights Convention, Paul R. Dince, Peter Cooper, Randy Wicker, Rose Schneiderman, Susan B. Anthony, Uprising of 20, Wage Earner’s Suffrage League, Woo Chin Foo

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