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  • Celebrating 51 Years of Landmarking

    Fifty-one years ago today, on April 19, 1965, the New York City landmarks law went into effect.  A year-long celebration of the 50th anniversary of the landmarks law has been spearheaded by Landmarks50, an incredible coalition of which GVSHP is a member, led by Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel, the […]

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  • Really, Really, Ridiculously Awful (and probably illegal) Billboards

    Nine years ago today, on a freezing cold February day (like today), GVSHP and hundreds of neighbors protested the Hotel Gansevoort billboards that had just been erected at the corner of Hudson and Gansevoort Street.  GVSHP Exec. Dir. Andrew Berman’s statements then stand true today, “The […]

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  • The Old New Guy (gal) at GVSHP

      Happy New Year! Tomorrow will mark my four month anniversary working for GVSHP and it has been a whirlwind!  My quiet existence as an architectural historian ended on September 8 of last year as I was swept up in the tumultuous world of New […]

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  • Some Good News on Chain Stores for the New Year

    It’s always nice to start the new year off on a good note. So we were especially happy to receive the annual report from the Center for an Urban Future, State of the Chains, 2015, which is their yearly survey of the number and location of chain […]

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  • A Look Back at 2015 Programs

    As 2015 comes to a close and 2016 approaches, here is a look back at GVSHP’s public programs for 2015. In all, we produced or co-sponsored 60 programs that drew almost 5,000 attendees. Our programs consisted of slideshows, lectures, book talks, panel discussions, interviews, museum […]

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  • Art in Odd Places 2015: RECALL

    Today marks the 11th year and anniversary of the Art in Odd Places (AiOP) festival.  AiOP is a visual and performing arts festival that strives to present works outside the confines of traditional public space and stretch the boundaries of communication in the public realm.  […]

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  • The Flatirons of the Village and the East Village

    On September 20th, 1966, the Flatiron Building was designated a New York City landmark.  One of New York’s most beloved and iconic landmarks, the Flatiron Building is known for (among other things) its unique shape, formed by the intersection of Broadway and 5th Avenue forming an acute […]

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  • The Village Seen: Painter Patricia Melvin

    Today is the second installment of a new occasional series, “The Village Seen,” to display the work of the many talented visual artists in our neighborhoods. Longtime East Villager Patricia Melvin has been painting downtown for more than three decades; you may have seen her […]

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  • Happy Birthday, Gansevoort Market Historic District

    Happy Birthday, Gansevoort Market Historic District

    On September 9, 2003, the NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission designated the Gansevoort Market Historic District. GVSHP led the fight to protect the important historically significant buildings in this neighborhood, and continues to fight today when those protections are threatened. In its designation report (read the […]

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  • It Happened Here: 80’s Music Videos, Part Deux

    It’s been over four years since the original It Happened Here: 80’s Music Videos graced the pages of Off The Grid.  But like all good sequels, this one hopes to be worth the wait. These last dog days of summer often make one think of their […]

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