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  • Otis Kidwell Burger, Who’s Seen the Village From Suffrage to Luxury

    West Village history can’t be said to live in any one person, but Otis Kidwell Burger has seen a great deal of it, and holds a great deal more in her family tree. She grew up with abolitionists and suffragists, and watched Jane Jacobs get […]

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  • Happy Birthday, Richard Meier

    American architect Richard Meier was born on this day in 1934. Over the course of his nearly sixty-year career Meier has designed countless buildings all over the world and received numerous prizes including the Pritzker Prize in Architecture in 1984, the AIA Gold Medal in 1997 […]

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  • On This Day: Bell Labs Invents the “Talkie”

    Seen a movie lately? If so, you have the West Village’s Bell Laboratories (now known as Westbeth) to thank for all the dialogue, music and sound effects that you heard. On this date in 1925, the revolutionary technology responsible for what were then known as […]

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  • Mourning the Loss of Superior Inks, and Taking Stock of Its Replacement

    For over 85 years, the 195 foot tall smokestacks of the Superior Inks building were a local landmark and beacon for the Far West Village. They were also a vital link to the Greenwich Village waterfront’s maritime/industrial heritage, as in the mid-2000’s they were part of […]

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