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  • Final Chelsea Market Hearing at City Hall Tomorrow

    Tomorrow will be our one and only chance to speak directly to the City Council before they decide whether or not to upzone Chelsea Market to allow two large towers to be built atop the historic complex. The hearing is scheduled to begin at 9:30 […]

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  • Press Conference to Stop Upzoning of Chelsea Market

    Despite the cloudy skies, today GVSHP was joined by community, affordable housing, and tenant groups from the Village and Chelsea to call upon the City Council to reject the proposed Chelsea Market upzoning, which will come up for a vote next month. You can view […]

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  • Fashion Week Faux Pas

    Part of GVSHP’s work with the community is our Preservation Watch program —a way to help ensure that landmarks, buildings, and zoning violations are reported and the law enforced, and to preserve our neighborhood’s historic integrity. GVSHP wants to ensure that such violations are reported […]

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  • The open air Gansevoort Market in 1907. Image courtesy of the Museum of the City of New York.

    Happy 9th Birthday to the Gansevoort Market Historic District

    This coming Sunday will mark the ninth anniversary of the designation of the Gansevoort Market Historic District. The first new district to be enacted in the Village since the first Greenwich Village Historic District in 1969, Gansevoort Market was designated as a mercantile district consisting […]

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  • A Half Century Since the Passing of ee cummings

    Off the Grid will be going, well, off the grid for the holiday weekend. While we’ll be celebrating the last days of summer, we must note that this Monday not only marks Labor Day, but the 50th anniversary of the passing of quintessential Village poet […]

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  • Few Republicans, And One Big Political Paradox, in the Village

    As most everyone knows, we’re kind of map and statistics geeks here at Off The Grid.  Thus it’s no surprise that a handy little tool put together by WNYC in the wake of the Republican National Convention, mapping the levels of Republican voter registration throughout […]

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  • Inside the LPC: Public Hearings vs. Public Meetings

    So, why do we start this blog post with a photo of the Municipal Building located downtown across from City Hall? We thought we would dedicate some time here at Off the Grid to understanding the workings of the Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC), the city […]

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  • On This Day: Gansevoort Market Opens

    On June 14, 1884 – or 128 years ago today – a municipally-sanctioned public market was opened on the five-sided block bounded by Little West Twelfth, Washington, Gansevoort, West Streets and Tenth Avenue. Vendors primarily from New Jersey and Long Island came by ferry to […]

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  • Foods of New York tour-goers enjoy their stop of Joe's Pizza, a stop on their original Greenwich Vlillage Tour.

    Foods of New York Tours: 2012 Village Award Winner

    Foods of New York Tours was unofficially launched in 1998 by Todd Lefkovic, a New Jersey native who started coming to the Village in 1977. What began as a sideline job for Todd giving food tours of the Village to New Yorkers on Saturday afternoons […]

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  • Researchers Rejoice 1940 Census Released!

    Yesterday, the National Archives released its records of the 1940 Census. And that’s a big deal because census records remain sealed for 72 years. So historic researchers, genealogists and family history buffs rejoice, you can now track down information on who lived where and what […]

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