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  • Business of the Month: Matt Umanov Guitars

    Your input is needed! Today we feature our latest Business of the Month — and we need your help selecting the next. Tell us which independent store you love in Greenwich Village, the East Village or NoHo: just click here to vote for your favorite.  […]

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  • NYS Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Preservation in First Avenue Estate Hardship Case

    As reported by our allies the Friends of the Upper East Side Historic Districts, the New York State Supreme Court recently upheld the Landmarks Preservation Commission’s denial of the hardship application by a developer on the Upper Eats Side seeking to demolish two historic buildings which are […]

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  • Happy Birthday East 10th Street Historic District

    On January 17th, 2012, the LPC designated the East 10th Street Historic District. The district includes 26 row houses mostly built in the 1840’s and 1850’s, extending from Avenue A to Avenue B. Very few modifications to the buildings have occurred on this block since 1860. […]

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  • Happy 47th Birthday, St. Mark’s Historic District

    Forty-seven years ago, on January 14th 1969, the Landmarks Preservation Commission concluded that, “On the basis of a careful consideration of the history, the architecture and other features of this area, the Landmarks Preservation Commission finds that the St. Mark’s Historic District contains buildings and […]

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  • Downtown Underground: Tom Otterness’ Life Underground

    In 1985 the MTA founded what was then called Arts for Transit and Urban Design (now called Arts & Design) as part of an ambitious capital improvement program meant to reverse years of subway system decline. At that time, MTA leadership determined that original and […]

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  • GVSHP East Village Oral History: Lorcan Otway

    Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation is excited to share our oral history collection with the public, and hope they will shed more light on what makes Greenwich Village and the East Village such unique and vibrant areas.  Each of these histories highlights the experiences and […]

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  • Weehawken Street Historic District, Part I

    This is the first part of a three part series on the Weehawken Street Historic District.  This small historic district is comprised of only fourteen buildings but represents a wonderful cross section of the development of Greenwich Village’s Hudson River waterfront.  The designation of this […]

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  • 159 Charles Street: A Greek Revival Gem in the Far West Village

    Designated on November 14, 2006, 159 Charles Street is significant as a relatively rare surviving residential building of the early period of development of the Far West Village. This individual landmark was constructed around 1838 as a Greek Revival style rowhouse with a three-story height, […]

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  • The Old New Guy (gal) at GVSHP

      Happy New Year! Tomorrow will mark my four month anniversary working for GVSHP and it has been a whirlwind!  My quiet existence as an architectural historian ended on September 8 of last year as I was swept up in the tumultuous world of New […]

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  • Early Preservation and the Jefferson Market Library

    GVSHP Board of Advisors member Carol Greitzer was very active in the early preservation movement of the 1960’s.  A female Democratic District leader in the Village in the 1960’s, she served as the Village’s representative on the City Council from 1969 to 1991, and remains […]

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