Category: West Village

From Pier to Park

As the summertime blanket of heat and humidity descends over the city, our thoughts inevitably move toward the cool breezes found at the city’s waterfront. A little bit south of the Far West Village waterfront that GVSHP fought to get

Church of the Ascension, Fifth Avenue at 10th Street

An Architectural Gem in the Village: 2011 Awardee

While many of our 2011 Village Awardees are located within NYC historic districts, the Church of the Ascension holds the distinction of our only awardee this year that is listed on the State and National Register of Historic Places. The

McNulty's Tea & Coffee sign

A Specialty Food Shop in the Village: 2011 Village Awardee

McNulty’s Tea & Coffee Company at 109 Christopher Street is a part of a long tradition of Village specialty shops that hint at a time before grocery stores, when shoppers would buy bread from the bakery, meat from the butcher,

Who ya gonna call?! Happy anniversary Ghostbusters

This is an updated version of a post from 2011. The Washington Square Ghost! That’s right folks, we’re talking about Ghostbusters! Today marks the anniversary of the release of the classic film, which spawned a sequel, two animated television series,

Judson Memorial Church: 2011 Village Awardee

Readers who have followed our advocacy work with NYU know that much has recently changed on the south side of Washington Square. But the yellow roman brick, limestone, and terra-cotta façade of Judson Memorial Church at 55 Washington Square South,

doorknobs made by P.E. Guerin

A Foundry on Jane Street: 2011 Village Awardee

In these modern times, it’s hard to imagine that there could be a metal foundry located on the very residential Jane Street. Well, there is, though it’s hardly a recent addition to the block. Numbers #21-25 Jane Street is home

Special Program – Greenwich Village: Past, Present, and Future

The Museum of the City of New York presents: Greenwich Village: Past, Present, and Future Wednesday, June 8, 6:30 pm Museum of the City of New York 1220 Fifth Avenue The Village has been transformed over the centuries from farmland

Seen and Heard Around the Village 5.29.11 – 6.4.11

Silver Towers Adorable East Village Mural Proposal (Gothamist) Another Protest Outside the Continental (EV Grieve) Annual Jane Street Block Sale on Saturday (NearSay) West Village Cat Fight (NY Post) Summer Tuesday Specials at the Mermaid Inn & Mermaid Oyster Bar

Spot the Shot – Revealed!

This week’s Spot the Shot was taken at 725 Greenwich Street, between Charles & Perry Streets. Have you ever wondered why this row of houses looks more like the Costa del Sol than Greenwich Village? They are two of several

The Oldest Building in the Village?

Call it whatever you’d like: antique, vintage, or historic. If one thing is for certain, the Village is really, really old. Old by New York City standards, and even old by American standards. But which building is the oldest of