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  • Eleventh Street Methodist Episcopal Chapel Landmark Designation

    On this day in 2010, the Eleventh Street Methodist Episcopal Chapel (545-547 E. 11th Street) was designated a New York City landmark. 

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  • Saving Sacred Spaces

    After a nearly half-century wait, last week the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission finally voted to approve landmark status for the 150-year old religious building located at 334 East 14th Street, now the Tifereth Israel Town & Village Synagogue, and prior to that a German Baptist and […]

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  • A Decade of Preserving Historic Houses of Worship

    With next Tuesday’s hearing on the possible landmark designation of the Tifereth Israel Town & Village Synagogue on East 14th Street — the nearly 150 year old former German Baptist and Ukrainian Orthodox Church which has been under consideration for landmark designation for almost fifty […]

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  • Jeanne Manford, PFLAG, and the Village

    This Tuesday, Jeanne Manford died at the age of 92.  Sometimes referred to as the “Mother of the Straight Ally Movement,” Jeanne’s may not be a household name in all quarters, but her legacy and impact upon our broader culture is enormous.  And it has […]

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  • The Center of the Italian Community in the East Village: Mary Help of Christians

    Many vestiges of the immigrant communities that called the East Village home remain to this day. The area in and around First Avenue and Avenue B between East 11th and East 12th Street was once a thriving Italian-American community. Our research on each of the […]

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  • Sneak a Peek Inside Four Village Churches This Weekend

    This weekend, our friends over at the New York Landmarks Conservancy are hosting a state-wide, free-of-charge Sacred Sites Open House Weekend. The event offers a fantastic opportunity to take shelter from the rain inside 140 religious structures all across New York State, including four churches […]

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