Tag: 1811 Commissioner’s Plan

New York in Four Maps – Walking the Village of the Past

Earlier this week, photographer and NYC tour guide David Schmidlapp took us on a meander through the East Village using four old, beautiful maps of New York City as part of a program for GVSHP. Armed with a copy of each

The Lasting Imprint of Stuyvesant Street

Nearly all of the East Village falls in line with the Manhattan street grid, dating back to the Commissioners’ Plan of 1811. However, one defiant street, only one block long, stands at odds with the grid, Stuyvesant Street. Running true

The open air Gansevoort Market in 1907. Image courtesy of the Museum of the City of New York.

Happy 9th Birthday to the Gansevoort Market Historic District

This coming Sunday will mark the ninth anniversary of the designation of the Gansevoort Market Historic District. The first new district to be enacted in the Village since the first Greenwich Village Historic District in 1969, Gansevoort Market was designated

Welcome to Off the Grid!

Welcome to Off the Grid, GVSHP’s blog. Off the Grid will be a great way for GVSHP to share news, commentary, trivia and historic information about the Village, East Village, and NoHo, and to hear from you.¬† We hope you’ll

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