NYC Panel Landmarks South Village Neighborhood

Law360, New York (December 17, 2013, 5:20 PM EST) -- New York City's Landmarks Preservation Commission voted Tuesday to landmark the South Village Historic District in Manhattan, protecting 240 buildings covering 13 blocks in Greenwich Village from overdevelopment in the largest landmark expansion in the neighborhood since 1969.

The designation, which comes after 10 years of lobbying from neighborhood preservation groups, includes two properties that belong to New York University.

Landmarking the area will prohibit the demolition or alteration of existing buildings in the area without first obtaining permission from the LPC, bringing the number of...
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