Tag: Berenice Abbott

The Flatirons of the Village and the East Village

On September 20th, 1966, the Flatiron Building was designated a New York City landmark.  One of New York’s most beloved and iconic landmarks, the Flatiron Building is known for (among other things) its unique shape, formed by the intersection of Broadway and

Village People: Djuna Barnes

(This post is part of a series called Village People: A Who’s Who of Greenwich Village, which will explore some of this intern’s favorite Village people and stories.) Djuna Barnes was born in 1892, to a polygamist family at Storm

Elections Past and Present

The Village is quiet today, as if enjoying a lull after the storm of elections.  After months of predictions telling us the likely outcome, the predictions mostly came true, and it’s over — whether one feels that’s for better or

Village Businesses of the 1930s

  GVSHP has always been concerned about the status of small businesses, whether they be restaurants, theaters, or small shops. We also recognize outstanding local businesses as part of our Annnual Village Awards ceremony every June. Today we thought we’d

Photographer Rebecca Lepkoff: 1916-2014

Here at Off the Grid we were saddened to hear of the passing of Rebecca Lepkoff. She died on Sunday, August 17 at the age of 98. Ms. Lepkoff was a photographer that captured the very human quality of life

Berenice Abbott and the Legacy of the New Deal

The Emergency Relief Appropriation Act was passed by Congress on April 8 in 1935, five years into the Great Depression. The name of the legislation may sound foreign, but most likely you are quite familiar with some of the programs

Zito’s Bakery: Past, Present, and Future

Yesterday the Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) approved an application for a new storefront at 259-263 Bleecker Street in the Greenwich Village Historic District Extension II. If this address rings a bell to you, it’s likely because it was the home

You Oughta Be in Pictures: 2013 Village Award Winners

Tonight, GVSHP will present our Annual Meeting and Awards Ceremony. This evening  will look back on the work of the Society over the last year, while honoring those who make a special contribution to our Village neighborhoods. Here at Off

The Story Behind 316-318 Bowery

Last week, GVSHP co-sponsored an event with Fourth Arts Block (FAB) at LaMaMa Experimental Theater Club at 6 East 1st Street, just off the Bowery. If you attended the book talk or have found yourself strolling along the Bowery, you

LPC Spotlights Women in the Arts

March is Women’s History Month; the month-long celebration highlights the accomplishments of women in various fields throughout our history. With so much to choose from in New York City alone, the Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) has put together a slideshow