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  • New York City from the 1970s to 9/11: Through the Lens of Meredith Marciano

    A film industry location scout with a keen eye for settings, Meredith Jacobson Marciano has been an East Village resident since 1986. An avid photographer with an eye for pop culture, ephemera, and architecture, Meredith captured on film some of her favorite places and the […]

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  • The Village Seen: Painter Patricia Melvin

    Today is the second installment of a new occasional series, “The Village Seen,” to display the work of the many talented visual artists in our neighborhoods. Longtime East Villager Patricia Melvin has been painting downtown for more than three decades; you may have seen her […]

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  • My Personal Remembrance of 9/11

    For a few days after the terrorist attack on September 11, 2001, life in Greenwich Village was far from normal. I remember having to walk north of 14th Street just to get a newspaper and basic supplies from a convenience store. There was no traffic […]

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  • This Week at the Tiles for America Site

    Last week Off the Grid visited Mulry Square and reported on the status of the re-installation of the 9/11 Tiles for America.  We got to know two lovely Village Angels and were touched by the outpouring of love from the community.  On Saturday a memorial […]

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  • ‘Village Angels’ Protect Tiles for America

    As many of you may have seen or heard, the beloved 9/11 Tiles for America on the fence at Mulry Square were removed two weeks ago in preparation for Hurricane Irene.  The neighborhood group that has been tending to the tiles over the past ten […]

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