Category: West Village

Happy Birthday, Issac Mizrahi!

On this day in 1961, fashion designer, author, and friend of GVSHP Issac Mizrahi was born in Brooklyn. 

This Day in Preservation History- October 11, 2005: City Approves Far West Village Rezoning

In the ten years leading up to 2004, the Far West Village along West Street experienced huge changes. Large, out-of-scale luxury developments were built where only low-rise buildings had been found for generations along the waterfront. In response, GVSHP and other

Plaque Unveiling for Sculptor Chaim Gross

Yesterday we were honored to unveil the latest in our historic Plaque Program at 526 LaGuardia Place, where  sculptor Chaim Gross lived and worked.  You may have passed by it many times and not be aware of the magic inside.

Archigrafika: Your Friendly Neighborhood Graphic Designers

If you get GVSHP’s monthly program brochure in your mailbox, you may have noticed something different the last few months. We’ve got a whole new look! The programs brochure went through a little makeover this summer, and we’ve got Greenwich

The City, Infected With Progress

Let’s talk about…gentrification. Did your heart just start racing? The term gentrification and its many implications is such a hot button issue, so complex and layered, that just reading the word may strike dread in your heart. The term was

Village Parks and Gardens Round-Up

Autumn is in the air here in the Village! As the leaves start to change and the air becomes cooler and more crisp, what better way to enjoy than out and about in some Greenwich Village greenspace?  In addition to

Unrecognizable: Former Village Institutions and what has taken their place

It’s no secret that the Village has changed.  However, due to rising demand for real estate, hyper-gentrification threatens the unique and special fabric of our neighborhoods.  It’s not just small and independent businesses and cultural institutions that are being lost, but

14th Annual Taste of the Village!

Where can you enjoy the best of Greenwich Village bars, restaurants, and shops, all in one handy (and beautiful) location? At Washington Square Park on September 14th,  where thirty of the neighborhood’s best food and drink purveyors will be in

A year ago today, the horrible Intro. 775 was heard, later passed

With a raft of demolition permits in the air, it reminds us that a year ago today one of the most anti-preservation pieces of legislation was first heard at the NYC Council Land Use committee. Intro 775 had a purported goal of protecting landmarks,

An Operatic Success in Greenwich Village

  On August 31, 1928, Bertolt Brecht’s The Threepenny Opera premiered in Berlin.