Initiatives

Retail Diversity

Please visit our What’s Open EV map to discover local businesses across the East Village that are operating through the pandemic. Local businesses are the lifeblood of the neighborhood, let’s do our best to continue supporting them.

A diversity of local independent retail shops and services is an essential part of life in the East Village. EVCC continues to press for any and all measures to support the small businesses that keep our neighborhood livable and attractive. (more…)

Sustainability

What do you see when you look uptown or downtown from the East Village? Towers. EVCC works to protect our walkable, tree-lined streets, one of the main reasons people love living here.

We champion better public transportation for our community and encourage human-powered transportation, the best way to appreciate our neighborhood.

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Preserving the culture of the East Village

The EVCC works alongside our coalition partners to expand Historic Districts and Individual Landmarks protections in our community. Each of our neighborhood’s historic buildings has a story to tell.

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Latest News on Our Campaigns

  • 311 Boot Camp 6:30 PM WED MAR 10
    Learn how to access open data to see the status of the addresses that interest you. Takeaways include how to research 311 complaints, Department of Buildings violations and hearings. Block associations and individuals are welcome! Please register to receive a link to join us.
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  • Engaging with the WhatsOpenEV.com Map 12:30 – 2:30 PM SUN MAR 7
    Meet the WhatsOpenEV.com map! An open-source tool created by BetaNYC and maintained by EVCC, with tips from local blogger evgrieve.com and dedicated virtual volunteers. On the Ave B Open Street near 11th Street. This event is weather-dependent, please register for updates.
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  • Creating Collective Power: a phototalk with The 4th Street Photo Gallery
    Alex Harsley’s reportage style of photography started in 1958 as the first Black photographer for the New York City District Attorney. Mr. Harsley has curated The 4th Street Photo Gallery and The Minority Photographers non-profit since the early 1970s. Join us for a special photography talk about this neighborhood treasure and Alex Harsley’s own work. Watch the replay of ...
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  • Brigid: Goddess and Saint: a little Irish Women’s history with Susan McKeown
    Join Grammy award-winning vocalist, songwriter and producer Susan McKeown, to hear the tales behind the Irish wave of immigration, how it was different from other immigrant groups, and how the co-mingling of these groups on the Lower East Side influenced all of their cultures. Watch the replay of this wonderful program presented on FEB 2, 2021 and co-sponsored by the ...
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  • East Village: Lens on the Lower East Side Book Talk
    Join author Marilyn Appelberg and contributing photographers for a lively talk on the Lower East Side Preservation Initiative’s East Village: Lens on the Lower East Side. Watch the replay of this wonderful program presented on DEC 29, 2020 and co-sponsored by LESPI.
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  • Through Jan 4: Arecibo at Tompkins Square Library
    The Flint Collective’s latest installation pays tribute to the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico, which suffered a catastrophic collapse on December 1. View at 331 E. 10TH ST, 5PM -7PM nightly.
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  • Zumba on the AVE B Open Street! 1-3PM SAT DEC 26
    Join Loisaida Open Streets Community Coalition for a FREE drop-in Zumba Class! Work off those holiday pounds and shed those layers! Sponsored by NYC DOT and produced by Loisaida Open Streets Community Coalition.
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  • James & Karla Murray Tompkins Square Library Curator Talk 6PM MON DEC 7
    Join us for a virtual curator talk with James and Karla Murray, as they show work created by participants of their 2020 Mom and Pop Storefronts Workshops, currently on exhibit at the Tompkins Square Library’s East Village Arts Festival. Please register in advance to receive the Zoom link! Economy Candy by Joel Holland
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  • Tompkins Square Library East Village Arts Festival DEC 4 – 12
    Have you noticed the library glowing? See the Flint Collective’s Arecibo, a lovely tribute to the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico, 5PM – 7AM nightly, 331 E. 10TH ST. Register in advance for links to a variety of virtual events in the 4th Annual East Village Arts Festival!
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  • World AIDS Day Vigil 6PM SAT DEC 5
    Join the Loisaida Open Streets Community Coalition on 9th St & Ave B for speakers, performance and a candlelight vigil honoring World AIDS Day.
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