Author: Matthew Morowitz

Many Layers of History at 7th Avenue and 12th Street: St. Vincent’s Hospital

This piece is part of a series about Village blocks that correspond to calendar dates.  You can read some of the other ones here. Another day, another date that corresponds to a Village intersection!  For many in the Village, 7th

Many Layers of History at 7th Street and 2nd Avenue

As we enter July, it’s not hard to notice that some of the dates align with some neighborhood intersections.  In honor of today’s date, we are taking a look at some of the buildings and history around the intersection of 7th Street

WWI and the Village

On June 28, 1914, the Archduke Franz Ferdinand was assassinated, an event that led to the start of World War I.  While the Archduke himself bears few of any ties to the Village, WWI had a significant impact on the

Beyond the Village and Back: “Becoming Visible” and The Legacy of Stonewall at the NYPL

Our Beyond the Village and Back series takes a look at great landmarks in New York City outside of our neighborhoods, finding the sometimes hidden connection to the Village.  Today we take a slightly unorthodox approach of looking back at a

Many Layers of History at 6th Avenue and 11th Street

Once again, another date has come that lines up with an intersection in the Village, but as the calendar starts to climb, our focus also starts to move westwards.  In honor of today’s date, we are taking a look at

Beyond the Village and Back: Chicago’s “L” and the New York City “El”

On June 6th in 1892, the Chicago “L” (elevated train line) began running.  But did you know that elevated trains (or “Els” as they were known) were once a not uncommon sight throughout the Village and East Village? The IRT

Pride Month in All Corners of the Village

June is Pride Month, which makes it especially exciting time to be in the Village.  LGBT history is closely tied with the Village and environs, and throughout the course of this month we’re focusing on four areas of our neighborhood

Many layers of history on 4th and 5th Streets

May the 4th be with you! While today is a special day for many Star Wars fans, for us in the Village today’s date is a reminder of that the low-number streets of the NYC grid plan are encompassed by

Smells Like The Pyramid Club

Nirvana is one of the most influential alternative rock bands of all time.  They helped to popularize this genre of music and brought the Washington State grunge scene that emerged in the 1980’s-90’s to the masses.  Though most closely associated

An Unusual Resident for An Unusual House: Richard Harding Davis and 108 Waverly Place

In the course of our research about buildings and events in our neighborhood, we often come upon some unusual characters and stories.  One which certainly qualifies is Richard Harding Davis, an American journalist and writer of fiction and drama born on

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