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  • Mapping Civil Rights and Social Justice — A Year Later

    On January 3, 2017, GVSHP launched our Civil Rights and Social Justice Map.  Something in the air told us there might be a hunger and need for this kind of information.  But even we would not have guessed that the map would receive over 70,000 […]

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  • W.E.B. Du Bois Makes – and Teaches – History at the New School, September 27, 1948

    On September 27, 1948, William Edward Burghardt Du Bois, more commonly known as W.E.B. Du Bois, began teaching the very first African-American history and culture class ever taught at a university, at Greenwich Village’s New School for Social Research. This history-making event appears on GVSHP’s […]

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  • Marking African-American History Month in the Village

    Over the last several weeks GVSHP has been taking a look at the designation report for the new South Village Historic District which we fought ten years to achieve. As February is African-American History Month, now seems like an especially appropriate time to highlight the […]

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  • Landmarks Preservation Commission Celebrates Gay Pride, Doesn’t Designate Gay Landmarks

    The Landmarks Preservation Commission has recently begun creating on-line slide shows to showcase various history months as represented by some of the city’s roughly 31,000 landmarked properties.  In March, they highlighted Women’s History Month, and in February, Black History Month. Now for the first time, […]

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  • Is Gay Street really ‘gay’?

    It’s one of the quaintest and most intriguing streets in the West Village.  It’s located just a block from the Stonewall Inn, the birthplace of the modern gay rights movement.  And as Off the Grid favorite Jerry Seinfeld would say, it’s thin, clean, and neat. […]

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