Category: West Village

An Unusual Resident for An Unusual House: Richard Harding Davis and 108 Waverly Place

In the course of our research about buildings and events in our neighborhood, we often come upon some unusual characters and stories.  One which certainly qualifies is Richard Harding Davis, an American journalist and writer of fiction and drama born on

GVSHP Oral History: Merce Cunningham

GVSHP shares our oral history collection with the public, highlighting some of the people and stories that make Greenwich Village and the East Village such unique and vibrant neighborhoods. Each of these histories includes the experiences and insights of long-time

Business of the Month: Hudson River Flowers, 541 Hudson 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

They Lived on West 9th Street: Ida Tarbell

Ida Tarbell was a trailblazing writer and investigative journalist –  although she famously did not like the term “muckraker” — who is best known for exposing the corrupt business practices of John D. Rockefeller and Standard Oil.

From Condemned Land to National Monument: Christopher Park

Christopher Park has come a long way; beginning its life as a condemned parcel of land on April 5, 1837, the park was born, transformed, and eventually born again as a National Monument.  The park is public space, historic space,

Beyond The Village and Back: the Statue of Liberty and “The New Colossus”

In our series Beyond the Village and Back, we take a look at some great landmarks throughout New York City outside of the Village, the East Village, and NoHo, celebrate their special histories, and reveal their (sometimes hidden) connections to the

Watching GVSHP, and Village Preservation Efforts, Grow

We recently added copies of GVSHP’s newsletter The Anthemion dating back to the organization’s founding in the early 1980s to our website, which you can view here.  There is so much rich history about the work of our organization and

Gerde’s Folk City: The End of a Greenwich Village Icon

Gerde’s Folk City was a Greenwich Village music venue central to the folk and rock scenes in this neighborhood for a quarter century.  Though always moving locations, the club finally came to an end on March 27, 1987 after an

History Lost to NYU

We all know that New York University has an enormous presence in Greenwich Village and the East Village — one that has grown tremendously in recent decades, and is continuing to grow with the construction of their “NYU 2031” expanded

Snow and the City

Only three months into the year and we have already experienced four Nor’easters here in NYC! Though a definite inconvenience, snow is nothing new to New Yorkers, and many have stories and memories of other winter woes from years gone

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