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  • Mapping Civil Rights and Social Justice — A Year Later

    On January 3, 2017, GVSHP launched our Civil Rights and Social Justice Map.  Something in the air told us there might be a hunger and need for this kind of information.  But even we would not have guessed that the map would receive over 70,000 […]

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  • A Great Tool for Seeing History Wherever You Are

    My colleague, Director of Research and Preservation Sarah Bean Apmann (she tells me that “Exalted Majesty Tour Guide” also works as a title), led the first GVSHP walking tour that I attended – our Bleecker Street walking tour  – and I was so lucky to have been there. […]

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  • November 29, 1909: A Frail 23 Year Old Woman Ignites the Strike of the 20,000 at Cooper Union

    On November 22, 1909, a frail 23-year-old woman, who’d been brutally beaten by strike-breakers, was helped up onto the stage of the Great Hall at the Cooper Union. Leaders of the labor movement – all men – had been speaking for hours to a crowd […]

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  • Murder He Wrote: Gruesome Tragedies That Shook the Village

    Friday the 13th in October tends to bring to mind more thoughts of ghouls and goblins than Greenwich Village, but that doesn’t mean the neighborhood hasn’t had its fair share of historic horrors.  Jason may have taken Manhattan in the film franchise of the same […]

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  • The Skidmore House becomes a landmark

    On this day in 1970, the Landmarks Preservation Commission granted landmark status to the dignified Greek Revival house at 37 East 4th Street. This three and a half story house was built in 1844-45 by Samuel Tredwell Skidmore, a relative of Seabury Tredwell, who lived with his […]

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  • Roundup of posts on immigration and the Village

    Immigration is a core theme in the history of New York City, and in the Village this is reflected in both the architecture and remaining and past cultural enclaves.  People from all over the world come to our neighborhoods, adding to the vibrancy and life […]

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  • Five Accomplished Writers and Thinkers Discuss Basquiat, NoHo & Identity

    Didn’t make it to a recent GVSHP program? Visit our website to see photos, videos, and sometimes even presentation materials from recent programs. Photos and video from Saturday’s Basquiat and NoHo panel are now online! This past Saturday, just two doors down from Jean-Michel Basquiat’s last home and studio, GVSHP and Ayanna Jessica […]

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  • LGBT History in All Corners: NoHo

    June is Pride Month, an especially exciting time in our neighborhoods.  LGBT history is closely tied with the Village and environs, and this month we’re highlighting the LGBT history of the West Village, East Village, South Village, and NoHo.  Many of these sites can be found on […]

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  • On This Day in 1966: 376 Lafayette Street is Landmarked

    It was on May 17th, 1966, that the Schermerhorn Building at 376-380 Lafayette was designated a New York City landmark. The grand Romanesque Revival edifice was actually the third on Lafayette Street to be given landmark status, following Colonnade Row and the Astor Library (now home to the Public […]

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  • Can They Build That? Find out tomorrow night.

    Ever wonder “Can they build that?” when you see one of those grotesque out-of-scale and out-of-context flashy renderings a developer, or even the Mayor, publicize to the world?  Zoning regulations and landmark protections generally determine what is allowed to be built on a site, but […]

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