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  • Julius’ Bar, an LGBT Landmark

    On December 5, 2012, GVSHP asked the New York State Office of Historic Preservation to find Julius’ Bar (a Village Award winner) eligible for the State and National Registers of Historic Places based upon research and documentation we provided (click HERE to see the letter), […]

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  • Remembering James Baldwin

    Through his writing, televised debates, and public speaking across the globe, author and activist James Baldwin (August 2,1924-December 1, 1987) was a vital voice for the civil rights movement. He was part of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, as well as the 1965 Selma-to-Montgomery […]

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  • Happy Birthday, Jane Freilicher!

    On November 29, 1924, artist Jane Freilicher was born.  Freilicher was a member of the New York School, “an informal group of American poets, painters, dancers, and musicians active in the 1950s and 1960s in New York City.”  She was also a long-time Village resident […]

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  • The Bygone Days of a Cowboy Club in Greenwich Village

    The Bygone Days of a Cowboy Club in Greenwich Village

    I found this cool photo in the archives of Fred McDarrah’s work and the neon sign for “The Village Barn” immediately caught my eye. I had no idea what this place was and, intrigued, I of course, consulted Facebook. Turns out that when the Village […]

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  • Remembering Jimi Hendrix

    Remembering Jimi Hendrix

    Who doesn’t know the opening notes? Who can’t recognize the wild, seething energy behind them? Who hasn’t seen his face, wavering with smoke and mystery? We heard him at concerts and celebrations all over the world. We watched and heard those first stark notes at […]

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  • This is Radio Clash

    On November 20, 1981, The Clash’s genre-defying record ‘This Is Radio Clash’ was released. The band’s last stand-alone single, it pre-saged not only the direction the band would go in years to come, but also the direction of much of popular music in the decades […]

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  • Business of the Month – Village Music World, 197 Bleecker 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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  • Rally Tonight at 5:30pm — Don’t Turn Our Neighborhood Into Silicon Alley!

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  • Otis Kidwell Burger, Who’s Seen the Village From Suffrage to Luxury

    West Village history can’t be said to live in any one person, but Otis Kidwell Burger has seen a great deal of it, and holds a great deal more in her family tree. She grew up with abolitionists and suffragists, and watched Jane Jacobs get […]

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  • Shop Local; Small Business Saturday

    November 25th is Small Business Saturday to supporting shopping local small shops. We recently hosted an architectural walking tour of Bleecker Street to draw attention to the array of shops on that classic strip and are attending the small business forum tomorrow being convened by […]

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