Author: lannyl

The Greenwich Village Building With a Starring Role in Hitchcock’s Rear Window

It’s not often that a building plays a starring role in a major motion picture.  But in In Alfred Hitchcock’s Rear Window, which premiered on August 1st, 1954, that is exactly the case.  Most people know that Hitchcock set the

Woman Crush Wednesday: We Love Willa Cather!

The Village is a very far cry from the Nebraska prairie where Willa Cather spent much of her childhood.  But her most productive writing period was indeed while she lived in various apartments in the Village, where she lovingly and

They Lived on West 9th Street: Dashiell Hammett

They Lived on West 9th Street: Dashiell Hammett is the 4th in a series. Dashiell Hammett is arguably one of the most mysterious and alluring characters of American 20th century literature. Dashing and elusive, he rose from nothing to becoming

They Dwelt 0n West 9th Street: S.J. Perelman

They Lived on West 9th Street: S. J. Perelman is the 3rd in a series. Born in Brooklyn in 1904, S.J. Perelman grew up in Providence RI, the son of a dry goods store owner. Perelman entered Brown University in

St. Vincent’s Project: Novenas for a Lost Hospital

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, one of Greenwich Village’s most inventive and exciting producers of new works, is partnering with GVSHP, the NYC AIDS Memorial Board, St. John’s in the Village, and the Stonewall Chorale to present a new play by Villager

The Baldwin-Kennedy Meeting of 1963

As we reflect upon the life and legacy of Robert F. Kennedy, his central role in the progress of civil rights in America comes immediately to mind. Kennedy was to become one of the heroes of the movement for his

Penny Arcade: Downtown Iconoclast and “Queen of the Underground” to host GVSHP’s Village Awards

Penny Arcade has been living the bohemian life in New York City, and making art about it, on and off for more than four decades. She says she is “fundamentally a poet,” but also sings, dances, acts, and claims a

They Lived on West 9th Street : Maurice Sendak

They Lived on West 9th Street: Maurice Sendak is the 2nd in a series. Did you know that in the early 1960s, American illustrator and writer Maurice Sendak (1928-2012) lived at No. 29 West 9th Street? While living there, he

Spring House Tour Benefit Surprises and Delights

  The 20th Annual Spring House Tour Benefit on May 6th, 2018 featured an array of homes unlike any others in the tour’s twenty year history.  Tour goers and volunteers alike were delighted by the variety and depth of interest

William Shakespeare Lives on in Greenwich Village

William Shakespeare is believed to have been born on April 23, 1564, and coincidentally died 52 years later on April 23, 1616. Of course his legacy continues to live on throughout the world, and can certainly be felt right here

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