Not all architecture in the Village is old–or at least not old in the sense that most people think of old. Preservation wasn’t always a thing and New York City lost its fair share of buildings before they passed their Landmarks Law in the 1960s (the most famous being the original Penn Station). But, when most people think of the Village, they think of historically old properties–buildings built before the 1940s. And yet, today as you walk through the Village you often happen upon modern properties. It can be off-putting at times. Your eyes have trouble accepting and understanding the contrast of the charming row houses to the monolithic, windowless structures. While, many are seen as eye sores some have become part of the neighborhood’s landscape. They still look odd. They’re still off-putting. But, they are one with the Village.