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  • Seen and Heard Around the Village: 4.11.11 – 4.15.11

    Historic District Advocates Make a Stand at C.A.S (The Villager) Video: Old Greenwich Village, Just Like the Suburbs! (Gothamist) Developer Meets on Fate of 35 Cooper (The Local East Village) Veal & Pumping (Jeremiah’s Vanishing New York) And What Happens in 20 Years, After ‘N.Y.U. […]

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  • NYU’s Twenty Year Expansion Plan, Twenty Years From Now

    The Villager/East Villager/Downtown Express newspaper chain recently published an op-ed I submitted regarding the ‘NYU 2031 Plan’ — the university’s blueprint for expansion over the next 20 years, a large part of which requires zoning changes and sale of public land which must be approved […]

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  • Rally on Sunday to Save the South Village

    This Sunday at 1:00pm, GVSHP will be holding a rally to urge the Landmarks Preservation Commission to designate the remainder of the South Village Historic District. We hope you will join us! Details can be found here. The crowd will convene in front of the […]

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  • 43 MacDougal Street: Even Worse Than We Thought

    Just when we thought things couldn’t get any worse at 43 MacDougal Street, after reading Monday’s post on the building an anonymous neighbor sent us the following photos, which are taken from above. The space between the plywood and the building is filled to the […]

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  • The 2010 Census — Highs and Lows

    The recently released 2010 census figures for New York City have certainly stirred some controversy, with their finding of only a modest overall population increase in the city, coupled with mysterious decreases in population in immigrant-heavy neighborhoods of Brooklyn and Queens. Of course these findings […]

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  • 43 MacDougal Street – Demolition by Neglect?

    By all accounts it looks like we’re in for a rainy week, which doesn’t bode well for 43 MacDougal Street, the neglected and badly deteriorating 1846 house on the corner of King Street in the Charlton-King-Vandam Historic District that we’ve been urging the City for […]

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  • Digging Up the Past on 125 MacDougal Street

    Part of our work at GVSHP involves handling research requests from the public.  Recently, we received an inquiry all the way from Italy.  Not surprisingly, the building in question was in the South Village, known for its Italian-American heritage. Several years ago, GVSHP compiled historic […]

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  • In Memoriam: Lucy Cecere

    Greenwich Village lost one of its greats this weekend with the passing of Lucy Cecere at the age of 87.  Though small in stature, Lucy was a true giant in a neighborhood of outsized personalities — an activist, a pioneer, someone who deeply loved her neighborhood […]

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  • Off the Grid: Minetta Street and Minetta Lane

    Today is the 200th anniversary of the official adoption of the Manhattan street grid, an event of enormous importance to New York as a whole, and in a slightly different way, to neighborhoods like the Village, East Village, and NoHo, which have remained in large […]

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  • It Happened Here: Album Covers

    The Village and East Village have long been the home of music-makers and music venues; their streets and sites on more than one occasion the inspiration for song-writers and the subject of many a song line. But perhaps nothing has imprinted an image of these neighborhoods in the popular […]

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