Village Historic District Extension

131Charles Village Historic District Extension
131 Charles Street.

The Landmarks Preservation Commission yesterday designated two additional historic districts in Greenwich Village yesterday: an extension of the Greenwich Village Historic District, nearly three blocks between Greenwich and Washington streets from Christopher to Perry streets; and the Weehawken Street Historic District, between Christopher and along Weehawken Street.

The Greenwich Village Society for Historical Preservation has been lobbying the city since 2004 to have these two swaths of land landmarked, along with the recent down-zoning of the far West Village, and now that hard work has paid off. Said Andrew Berman (through a press release), executive director of the GVSHP: “We fought so long and hard for this, it’s almost hard to believe this day has finally come.

396 397West Village Historic District Extension
396-397 West Street.

After 40 years, the City has finally seen the wisdom in stopping the destruction of one of the New York’s great historic neighborhoods, which will now be preserved. Between today’s landmark designation and the downzoning of the area we fought for last year, the City has taken some very meaningful steps to save this endangered neighborhood.”

For a map of the historic district, click here.

-Matthew Grace