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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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  • Some Good News on Chain Stores for the New Year

    It’s always nice to start the new year off on a good note. So we were especially happy to receive the annual report from the Center for an Urban Future, State of the Chains, 2015, which is their yearly survey of the number and location of chain […]

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  • Cafe Society, The Wrong Place for the Right People

    This post is the third of a three-part series called Histories of Fourth Street, from East to West, a collaboration between GVSHP and the students in NYU’s Fall 2015 Intro to Public History course. Each group of students was tasked with preparing a presentation around […]

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  • East 4th Street and its Political Past

    This post is the second of a three-part series called Histories of Fourth Street, from East to West, a collaboration between GVSHP and the students in NYU’s Fall 2015 Intro to Public History course. Each group of students was tasked with preparing a presentation around […]

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  • The New York Orphan Asylum

    This post is the first of a three-part series called Histories of Fourth Street, from East to West, a collaboration between GVSHP and the students in NYU’s Fall 2015 Intro to Public History course. Each group of students was tasked with preparing a presentation around […]

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  • James and Karla Murray Love GVSHP!

    As 2015 comes to a close, we are thankful for the generous support of our members and all it has allowed us to accomplish this year.  But we still need your help! There is so much more work to do in 2016 to continue the fight. Please […]

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