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  • 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 East – West, it was […]

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  • 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 as a mercantile district consisting […]

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  • 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 become an avid reader, and […]

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