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  • NYU a “Bitter Subject” for Designer Patricia Field

    We all know NYU has made more than a few enemies in the Village over the years with their aggressive eviction and development practices.  But who knew that Sex and the City (and so much more) designer Patricia Field was one of their casualties?

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  • A Proud and Soaring Thing

    With all the brash new starchitect-designed buildings that have sprouted up in NoHo and the East Village over the past decade–40 Bond Street, the ‘Sculpture for Living‘ at Astor Place, and 41 Cooper Square come to mind–we thought we’d take a historical look at the […]

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  • What’s in a Name?: The Saul Birns Building

    Included within the boundaries of the Landmarks Preservation Commission’s proposed East Village/Lower East Side Historic District is the venerable limestone and terra cotta-clad Saul Birns Building, located on the west side of Second Avenue between 6th & 7th Streets. The building definitely stands out on […]

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  • The History of Sheridan Square

    On this day, August 1, in the year 1864 during the Civil War, General Philip Sheridan was appointed by Ulysses S. Grant as commander of the Army of the Shenandoah, where he defeated Confederate troops.  Sheridan further gained fame when his tactics helped to force […]

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  • Tell Us Your Greenwich Village Ghost Stories!

    When: Wednesday, August 3….6:30-8:00 p.m. Where: Jefferson Market Library, 425 Avenue of the Americas (between West 9th & 10th Streets) Cost: Free!! RSVP: reservations required…email rsvp&gvshp.org or call 212-475-9585 x35 We know you love a good ghost story and we know you love the Village, […]

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  • Seen and Heard Around the Village 7.24.11 – 7.30.11, West Edition

    West Village Cocktail Bar Named Best Bar in the World (NearSay) Part of the Ceiling Fell Down in the Marc Jacob’s Women’s Store (Racked) NYU Purchased 2 Apartments at 166 Perry (NY Magazine) Battle of the Staircases at Two Mercer Street Penthouses (Curbed) LGBT Center […]

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  • Seen and Heard Around the Village 7.24.11 – 7.30.11, East Edition

    Scaffolding Comes Off at the Hyatt Union Square (EV Grieve) Mysterious Arson on East 7th Street (NY Post) A Bargain at 57 Bond Street? (Curbed) 51 Astor Place Gets a Sidewalk Shed (EV Grieve) Movie Star News on East 14th Street (Jeremiah’s Vanishing New York) […]

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  • From Singing to Sofas: The History of the Burger-Klein Building

      Its irrepressible mid-century modern façade of opaque black glass is punctuated by cheery yellow balconettes, a slender projecting wall  of red glazed brick, and cube-shaped letters spelling out B-U-R-G-E-R K-L-E-I-N. Many in the East Village are familiar with the unique building at 28 Avenue […]

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  • Iron in the Sky

    One facet of the streetscapes that we encounter each day but may not give much thought to are the fire escapes that weave their way up the facades of so many neighborhood buildings. If you just look up throughout the Village, you’ll be treated to […]

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  • What’s in a Name: Bank Street

    What’s in a Name: Bank Street

    Sometimes determining the provenance of a street’s name is fairly easy. It is true for Bank Street in Greenwich Village, which was named for … you guessed it … a branch of the Bank of New York, which located to the area during New York’s […]

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