Thursday, December 13, 2007

Save the South Village!

’s Cheese is located in heart of Greenwich Village and part of a unique historic neighborhood – the South Village.

In an effort to preserve the character of one of New York’s most flavorful cultural and architectural areas, the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation actively campaigns to receive landmark protection for the South Village.

Read the first installment of the GVSHP's "The South Village: Where History Lives" below and find out how to join Murray’s on the list of supporters!

The Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation
South Village

landmark designation campaign.

Jones' street 19th century lofts, tenements , and houses look nearly the same today as they did in February 1963, when his now-iconic photograph Bob Dylan was taken for the cover of "The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan," the epoch-making album featuring "Blowin' in the Wind." At the time, Dylan lived around the corner at 161 West 4th Street, later moving to 94 MacDougal Street (also in the South Village.)

From his earliest days in new York to long after his rise to fame, Dylan performed at South Village venues such as Gerde's Folk City (130 West 3rd Street), Cafe Wha? (115 MacDougal Street), The Bitter End (149 Bleecker Street), The Village Gate (160 Bleecker Street), Izzy Young's Folklore Center (110 MacDougal Street), and the Gaslight Cafe (114 MacDougal Street). The South Village is renowned as the center of the world-wide Folk musical revival of the late 1950s and early 1960s.

The South Village is one of New York's and the nation’s most
historic neighborhoods.

But due to a lack of landmark protections, its buildings can be demolished and its history can be erased at any time.

To help, CLICK HERE for letters you can send to the City calling for landmark designation of the South Village.

To find out more about the effort to preserve the South Village, CLICK HERE.

Join GVSHP or support our preservation effortsCLICK HERE