Seven to Save: South Village
On March 21, 2012, Jay DiLorenzo, President of the Preservation League of New York State, announced the inclusion of the South Village on the League's annual "Seven to Save" list, which highlights endangered historic places throughout the state.

The news comes as the neighborhood is increasingly threatened with the demolition of its historic architecture, such as the 1862 row house at 178 Bleecker pictured in these photos. The South Village historically has been home to African-Americans in the 19th century and Italian immigrants in the 19th/20th centuries.

GVSHP staff and board members as well as South Village advocates and community groups were on hand to hear this exciting announcement and to call on the City to designate the remaining two-thirds of our proposed South Village historic district.
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