Landmarks Commission Approves East Village Historic District

Proposed East Village Historic District. Map does not account for most recent changes.

This one’s a block or two above our core coverage area, but it’s a big development, so we wanted to pass a long that the Landmarks Preservation Commission has voted to approve the East Village/Lower East Side Historic District.  The 330-building area covers many structures along 2nd Avenue and side streets roughly  between East 2nd and East 7th streets.

In a press release, Andrew Berman of the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation, said, “It’s very encouraging to see the progress we are making in the fight to preserve the East Village…  Many of us fought very hard for today’s landmarking and for the recent rezoning of the neighborhood to help preserve the East Village’s special character.  But we still have a long way to go to ensure that what makes the East Village unique is not erased by developers just looking to make a quick buck.”

More to come…