The East Village contains 30 individually designated New York City landmarks — one of the highest concentrations in New York City. These include a public housing project, a medical dispensary, a horse auction mart, a bathhouse, a baked goods factory, a German shooting range, several churches, two libraries, and two cemeteries. They range from grand Beaux Arts buildings to modest or vernacular structures. The oldest one dates to 1799, while the youngest dates to 1935, and they include among the very first designated landmarks in New York City, as well as ones designated as recently as 2014.
Collectively they tell the story of the shifting ethnic, socio-economic, cultural, and commercial tides of the East Village and New York City over two centuries.