Far West Village to have district designation hearings

Two new proposed districts would encompass 50 buildings west of Greenwich Village Historic District. Landmarks took the first step towards expanding the Greenwich Village Historic District and creating a new historic district along Weehawken and West Streets in Manhattan by voting unanimously on September 20, 2005 to hold hearings on the designations.

As proposed, the Greenwich Village Historic District Extension would add 36 buildings within the three-block area bound by Perry, Washington, Christopher and Greenwich Streets. The district extension would encompass residential, warehouse and stable structures. Landmarks voted unanimously to calendar a hearing with Chair Robert Tierney crediting Council Member Christine Quinn as being instrumental in voicing her district’s desire to expand the protection of the Greenwich Village Historic District to encompass blocks of the Far West Village.

The proposed Weehawken Street Historic District contains 14 commercial and residential buildings along the city block bound by Weehawken, West, Christopher and West 10th Streets. Voting to hold a hearing on the proposed district, Chair Tierney noted that he had recently walked the area and found that it exudes a sense of place.

LPC: Weehaken Street Historic District (September 20, 2005); Greenwich Village Historic District Extension (September 20, 2005).

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