Scope and arrangement
The Association of Village Homeowners records document the changing concerns of the Greenwich Village neighborhood from 1960 to 2003. The records include newsletters, clippings, minutes, member lists, fundraiser materials, petitions, and correspondence – mostly copies of outgoing letters to individual politicians as well as the city council. Topics covered include rezoning issues, recycling, public landmarks hearings, liquor licenses, above ground PATH vents, the new West Side Highway connection, lighting, the Jefferson Market Courthouse, taxes, rent controlled apartments, and panhandling and prostitution problems in the neighborhood. The Association also retained publications and pamphlets from the City and the Landmark Commission which pertained to their work and interests. Ten blueprints showing architectural detail and restoration plans for houses within the district are also included.