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  • Let Me Introduce To You: Sgt. Pepper’s Greenwich Village Band

    The classic Beatles album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, considered by many the greatest and most influential rock album of all time, has received a lot of attention recently with the 50th anniversary of its release (May 26 in the U.K., and June 2 […]

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  • Greater Transparency Now Mandated for the Board of Standards and Appeals

    Last week the Mayor signed a raft of bills passed by the City Council that will lead to a series of reforms to the Board of Standards and Appeals (BSA) zoning variance process.   Thanks to your involvement, whether through an email action or at […]

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  • It’s the Butter that binds us! 2017 Village Award Winner Patisserie Claude delights and defines.

    Off the Grid is highlighting our 2017 Village Awards winners in our upcoming June 6th Annual Meeting & Award Ceremony. Click here for more information about the event and to RSVP. Read about other awardees here. Patisserie Claude is a business that makes us all proud to live in the Village. […]

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  • LGBT History in All Corners of the Village: The West Village

    June is Pride Month, which makes it especially exciting time to be in the Village.  LGBT history is closely tied with the Village and environs, and throughout the course of this month we’re focusing on four areas of our neighborhood — the West Village, East […]

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  • 2017 Village Awardee: GOLES

    Off the Grid is highlighting our 2017 Village Awards winners in our upcoming June 6th Annual Meeting & Award Ceremony. Click here for more information about the event and to RSVP. Read about other awardees here GOLES stands for “Good Old Lower East Side,” which is an apt name for this […]

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  • GVSHP’s First Historic Plaque, On First Street

    This is an updated version of a previous post by Andito Lloyd. On May 30, 2012, GVSHP officially launched its historic plaque program in partnership with the Two Boots Foundation with the unveiling of our very first plaque, commemorating the life of Justus H. Schwab […]

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  • A History of the East Village in 10 Objects

    The following is an updated re-posting originally authored by Dana Schulz. As May is Lower East Side History Month, we at GVSHP thought it would be nice to revisit a post from 2012 which gives a nod to ‘A History of the World in 100 […]

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  • New GVSHP Oral History: Otis Kidwell Burger

    The Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation recently released two new oral histories. Today, we dive into Otis Kidwell Burger‘s.

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  • 2017 Village Award Winner: Dinosaur Hill

    Off the Grid is highlighting the 2017 Village Awards winners in the lead up to the June 6th Annual Meeting & Award Ceremony. Click here for more information about the event and to RSVP. Read about other awardees here. Dinosaur Hill, an East Village stalwart for over 30 years, is […]

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  • When Little Italy Annexed the East Village

    Earlier this year, we were gifted with a truly extraordinary set of photographs from a photographer and longtime East Villager. There’s still some work to be done before we can present you the entire bunch (stay tuned for more on that soon!) but until then, […]

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