Retail Diversity

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…)


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.


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.


Latest News on Our Campaigns

  • 2 PM TUE MAY 19 Weekly Manhattan Chamber of Commerce webinar: Preparing Your Required COVID-19 Health and Safety Plan for Business Reopening in New York State Read More
  • Jane’s Walk From Home Join EVCC on our Jane’s Walk From Home! Saving History: Community Advocacy in the East Village Touring the streets surrounding Tompkins Square Park through historic photos from Urban Archives, we look at moments in time where the actions of neighbors, activists and local organizations helped change the course of history. Learn how constant advocacy through zoning, ... Read More
  • COVID open essential businesses Find out which businesses are still open in the EV Read More
  • 2 PM TUE APR 14 Weekly Manhattan Chamber of Commerce webinar Rent Relief for Small Businesses and Unemployment Insurance for Solo Entrepreneurs Read More
  • 1PM FRI APR 10 EVIMA Webinar with Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney and the Small Business Administration (SBA): Live Q & A   Read More
  • NEW Resources for Small Businesses impacted by COVID-19 We have collated some resources to help local small businesses impacted by COVID-19 outbreak. Read More
  • Register for our Jane’s Walks May 4 & 5! Saving History: Community Advocacy in the East Village 11AM SAT MAY 4  1PM SUN MAY 5 We’ll tour locations around Tompkins Square Park where community advocacy has changed the course of history, highlighting both landmarked buildings and others whose futures are currently being decided.We’ll finish by looking at the independent retail shops of East 9th Street! Join longtime resident / ... Read More
  • Small Business News! CB 3 Meeting WED 4/25 Join us to hear Cooper Square Committee’s information on the Commercial Lease Assistance Program and the City Council’s Planning for Retail Diversity Report CB 3 Economic Development Committee 6:30 pm WED 4/25 University Settlement Houston Street Center 473 Bowery Despite the changes we see every day, our neighborhood is still a very special place! Please help preserve what we have. The City Council’s report expresses support for initiatives for which ... Read More
  • Please Comment On LPC Rules Changes, Update On Keep The Cap Please comment on LPC Rules Changes! There is still time to comment on LPC rules changes. Public notice and the opportunity to comment are essential to good government. Sign on to GVSHP’s letter today!  Neighbors, elected officials, Community Boards and preservationists turned out in force to voice concerns about the proposed set of changes to Landmarks Preservation Commission rules. With no public notice of applications ... Read More
  • Love Our Local Merchants What’s not to love? EVCC’s 2018 Get Local Guide is full of lovely spots for: beautiful blooms ironic tees sweet treats thoughtful gifts vintage pops of red Spread the Love Share your finds on Yelp and Instagram #VivaEastVillage @evimanyc For extra xoxo’s  Sign GVSHP’s petition in support of the Small Business Jobs Survival Act (SBJSA):  Thanks for all you do! Read More