Category: East Village

Thirsty Thursday! Some Cool East Village Bars

Looking for a cool place to hang in the East Village? We have a few ideas for you.  Since the Village abounds with some of the coolest places on earth to imbibe, this is really only a starting point. Of

Groundbreaking Gadgets on 4th Avenue

The following post was originally written five years ago to showcase one of our neighborhood buildings with an interesting history, 133 Fourth Avenue. From 1904-1926 this 1897 building on the corner of 13th Street and 4th Avenue was home to

Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Ice Cream In Greenwich Village But Forgot To Ask

This summer, the Museum of Ice Cream opened in Gansevoort Market, allowing visitors to swim in sprinkles and selfie with a scoop in front of ice cream inspired accouterments.  Unfortunately the museum doesn’t delve into the history surrounding ice cream or

Business of the Month: Exit9 Gift Emporium, 51 Avenue A

Your input is needed! Today we feature our latest Business of the Month — help us to select the next. Tell us which independent store you love in Greenwich Village, the East Village or NoHo:  click here to nominate your favorite. 

Summer’s Bounty from Farm to City

Summer time, and the bounty of vegetables and fruits are abundant.  Sometimes you want a touch more of the flavor of the farm with your meal.  Besides local grocery stores and green markets there are Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) projects in

East 11th Street, a Slice of East Village History

As both we and the media have recently reported, two months ago GVSHP requested the landmark designation of a potential historic district on East 11th Street between Third and Fourth Avenues.  GVSHP was aware that a developer was planning to

Farewell to Al Orensanz, a Lower East Side Cultural Hero

Today GVSHP pays its respects to Al Orensanz, the Director of the Angel Orensanz Foundation for the past 30 years, who passed away on Saturday, July 23. Al, along with his brother Angel, was a cultural hero in New York

Jane Jacobs Round Up!

Last night, Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation, alongside the Neighborhood Preservation Center and Village Alliance, celebrated Jane Jacobs by hosting a trivia night about her life, work, and accomplishments. 

Jared Kushner’s (Preservation) Record

The Donald has been getting a lot of attention lately, what with his running for President and all.  So too has his family, which is being touted as an integral part of his campaign apparatus, and his most intimate advisors.

What is the Board of Standards and Appeals?

Want to build higher than you are allowed under existing rezoning?  Or operate a gas station where only residences are allowed?  Or deviate at all from what the zoning of the location allows?  Then you, or your lawyer, will likely have