Wild West Update

We’ve got mail!

In our earlier item on rezoning in far west Greenwich Village, we apparently overestimated the zeal of the Landmarks Preservation Commission to designate specific buildings in the district:

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In “Wild, Wild West” you wrote “the rezoning also sets the stage for landmarking the entire district, something the Landmarks Preservation Commission is slated to calendar later this year.”

However, the “entire district” is not scheduled to be landmarked. Of the more than 100 buildings proposed by the community for a true Greenwich Village Waterfront Historic District, only 12 buildings have been deemed suitable for landmarking by the LPC. But we, the Federation to Preserve the Greenwich Village Waterfront & Great Port will continue to fight for a true historic district, as we believe that zoning alone does not preserve the character of a neighborhood.

Thank you,

Emily Farris
Executive Director/Editor
Federation to Preserve the Greenwich
Village Waterfront & Great Port/
Our River, Our Streets