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  • Vinyl in the Village

    On Monday evening, GVSHP and the New School for Public Engagement hosted a film screening, For The Records — The Legacy and Lessons of Bleecker Bob’s.   The documentary film by Emily Judem and Hazel Sheffield explores Bleecker Bob’s impending closure and the nature of change […]

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  • Welcome to NYC, Dylan Thomas

    On this day in 1950, the Welsh poet and writer Dylan Thomas arrived in New York City.  Born in Swansea, Wales, Thomas left school at age 16 and became a journalist.  In 1934, he won a poetry contest, unofficially beginning his literary career.  Later that […]

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  • Children’s Education by GVSHP

    Children’s Education by GVSHP

    Did you know that since 1991, the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation has offered elementary students an unparalleled opportunity to engage with New York City’s past by exploring the diverse culture and architecture of Greenwich Village?  Greenwich Village: History & Historic Preservation highlights the […]

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  • Happy Birthday Abraham Lincoln!

    Happy Birthday Abraham Lincoln!

    On this day in 1809, Abraham Lincoln was born in Hodgenville, Kentucky.  Serving as the 16th President of the United States from March 1861, until his assassination in 1865, Lincoln most famously preserved the Union through the Civil War and signed the Emancipation Proclamation in […]

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  • Radical History in the East Village

    Tomorrow evening GVSHP will be holding a special event at one of the East Village’s newest cultural hot spots- the Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space (MORUS).  Opened on December 8, 2012, on Avenue C between 9th and 10th Streets, MORUS preserves neighborhood history of the […]

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  • Grand Central Grandeur, in the Village

    Tomorrow, February 1, Grand Central Terminal will celebrate its Centennial.  A year-long celebration of events and programming will ensue, marking the milestone of the opening of this Beaux Arts landmark (check out these great little-known facts about the station). While attention will be justifiably focused […]

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  • My Mom and Pop: 9th Street Bakery

    On Friday, EV Grieve broke the news that 9th Street Bakery would be closing after 87 years in business on East 9th Street between 1st & 2nd Avenues.  This comes after their rent was more than doubled.  350 East 9th Street, the building that houses […]

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  • Before the 21 Club: Greenwich Village Speakeasies

    On this day, January 16, in 1919, Prohibition took effect, prohibiting the “manufacture, sale, or transportation of intoxicating liquors for beverage purposes.”  Today, the Prohibition speakeasy has become a novelty in New York City.  Countless new bars and restaurants spring up in “hidden” locations and […]

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  • In Memoriam: Ada Louise Huxtable

    Yesterday, legendary architecture critic Ada Louise Huxtable died at the age of 91 at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.  In 1963, Ms. Huxtable was appointed as the architecture critic for the New York Times where she became the first full-time architecture critic at an American newspaper and […]

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  • Newest Library Acquisition

    Over the summer we told you about the 1959 Greenwich Village Guide book published under the auspices of The Villager newspaper.  This past week GVSHP received a donation to our library which included a 1947 version of the Greenwich Village Guide.  This edition features advertisements […]

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