Home : Preservation : Off the Grid  /  About

Author Archive

  • President’s Day Roundup!

    Happy President’s Day! Though the Village is only one neighborhood in our great, big country (though ask any resident and they will say the Village should be its own country!), it has some distinct connections to several few of our nation’s past presidents.  To celebrate […]

    Full Story

  • The Village is our Valentine!

    Happy Valentine’s Day! For us at GVSHP, the Village, East Village, and NoHo are our Valentine, and we find new reasons to fall in love with them each and every day. In honor of the holiday, we are listing a few of the reasons why […]

    Full Story

  • The “East Village” Is Born, In Print

    On February 7, 1960 the New York Times wrote an article discussing changes in Greenwich Village and the Lower East Side.  Four years beforehand the El (above ground subway) had been removed from Third Avenue.  With that barrier dismantled, Villagers from the west began to […]

    Full Story

  • Many Layers of History on Second Avenue and Second Street

    Our neighborhood has many wonderful intersections, where generations of history and culture intersect — too many, in fact, to easily do them all justice. But on February 2nd, the second day of the second month, we thought we’d take a closer look at just one […]

    Full Story

  • Remembering Jodie Lane

    Last week, the New York Post reported on dogs getting electrocuted on a Brooklyn block.  This happened as a result of melting snow and ice acting as a conduit for electricity coming from ConEd junction boxes in the street.  During this time of year, it’s […]

    Full Story

  • Landmarks vs. National Monuments: How Safe is the Stonewall Inn?

    In late April of last year, President Trump signed an Executive Order aimed at reviewing all National Monuments created under the Antiquities Act since 1996.  As the Stonewall National Monument, designated in 2016, would fall within this review, many individuals and advocacy groups have voiced […]

    Full Story

  • Happy New Year!

    Our 2018 Resolutions

    Happy New Year! We here at GVSHP hope everyone had a wonderful holiday and look forward to 2018! Like many people everywhere, GVSHP has also made some resolutions for the New Year.  Some of our biggest goals for this year center on our advocacy efforts, […]

    Full Story

  • The Gay Activist Alliance is Founded

    On December 21, 1969, the Gay Activist Alliance (GAA) was founded.  Almost exactly six months after the Stonewall Riots, the group was founded by Marty Robinson, Jim Owles, and Arthur Evans, as an offshoot of the Gay Liberation Front.  The GAA was intended to be a […]

    Full Story

  • Happy Birthday, Jane Freilicher!

    On November 29, 1924, artist Jane Freilicher was born.  Freilicher was a member of the New York School, “an informal group of American poets, painters, dancers, and musicians active in the 1950s and 1960s in New York City.”  She was also a long-time Village resident […]

    Full Story

  • Moby Dick: Herman Melville’s Epic Journey Began on Gansevoort Street

    On November 14, 1851, Herman Melville’s magnum opus, Moby-Dick, was published.  Unlike the search for a white whale, it isn’t difficult to find Melville’s deep connection to the Village, as his grandfather is the namesake of Gansevoort Market.

    Full Story

Page 1 of 1212345...10...Last »