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  • President’s Day Roundup!

    Happy President’s Day! Though the Village is only one neighborhood in our great, big country (though ask any resident and they will say the Village should be its own country!), it has some distinct connections to several few of our nation’s past presidents.  To celebrate […]

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  • North America’s First Freed Black Settlement Right in our Neighborhood

    In continuing our celebration of black history month, we have a new and exciting entry to our Civil Rights and Social Justice Map: North America’s First Freed Black Settlement.  According to historian Christopher Moore, the first legally emancipated community of people of African descent in […]

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  • “Shampoo” and Other Inspirations Found on St. Mark’s Place

    Shampoo, the iconic movie satire, is set on Election Day 1968, the day Richard Nixon was first elected President of the United States, and was released in 1975, soon after the Watergate scandal had reached its conclusion. The political atmosphere provides a source of dramatic […]

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  • The Village is our Valentine!

    Happy Valentine’s Day! For us at GVSHP, the Village, East Village, and NoHo are our Valentine, and we find new reasons to fall in love with them each and every day. In honor of the holiday, we are listing a few of the reasons why […]

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  • Business of the Month – Russian & Turkish Baths, 268 East 10th Street

    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.  Want to help support small businesses?  Share this […]

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  • Saluting Peter Cooper

    Born on February 12, 1791, Peter Cooper left his mark on the world as a pioneering industrialist and inventor, and his mark on the Village as a great philanthropist.  Cooper began his career as a coachmaker’s apprentice, although he had only one year of formal schooling. He also worked as […]

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  • A Landmark From the Heyday of Yiddish Theater That Still Stands Today

    Many New Yorkers are still reeling from the closure and impending demolition of the Landmark Sunshine Theater on East Houston Street.  Just outside of GVSHP’s catchment area, the Landmarks Sunshine was a beloved institution which had served up independent cinema for two decades, and in […]

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  • The Lower East Side People’s Federal Credit Union

    The presence of banks in neighborhood retail spaces often elicit mixed feelings at best. Typically these tend to deaden the streetscape and are owned and operated by some faceless, distant multinational corporation. But banks also perform an incredibly necessary and important function for local residents. […]

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  • Hats Off to John Guare

    I’ll take Manhattan! If you had to draw a picture of a New York playwright, you would probably draw someone like John Guare.  Guare was born on February 5, 1938. A New Yorker’s New Yorker, he has lived in Greenwich Village with his wife, Adele […]

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  • Black History Month 2018 – Learn and Celebrate with Us!

    Black History Month gives us the opportunity to look at an important and too often overlooked or undervalued part of American, New York, and neighborhood history and highlighting.  Within our neighborhoods, there is an incredible array of African American histories, contributions, and culture all around […]

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