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  • Dylan Thomas in New York: The Rock Star Poet at his Zenith

    1950 was a seminal year in the life of the “last rock star poet,” Dylan Thomas. On February 20th of that year the much-celebrated Welsh poet arrived in New York to begin what would be the most exhilarating yet grueling period of his career. The […]

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  • Let Me Introduce To You: Sgt. Pepper’s Greenwich Village Band

    The classic Beatles album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, considered by many the greatest and most influential rock album of all time, has received a lot of attention recently with the 50th anniversary of its release (May 26 in the U.K., and June 2 […]

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  • The Times They Are a-Changin: Village New Year’s Eve, Bob Dylan style!

    2016 is coming to an end. What better way to ring in the New Year than at some of Bob Dylan’s old haunts?  Below is a non-exhaustive list of some of the most well known (including ones that have moved) so your New Year’s Eve […]

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  • Other Celebrities Who Have “Haunted” The White Horse Tavern

    On Wednesday, Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation will be hosting a walking tour on Dylan Thomas that will culminate in a visit to the White Horse Tavern on Hudson Street.  The tavern is one of Thomas’s favorite haunts and the last place he drank […]

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  • Haunted Greenwich Village

    As Halloween is right around the corner, we here at the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation would like to satisfy your cravings for hauntings as you go out and wander the Village for candy.  Preserving the Village not only means maintaining the old buildings […]

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  • The San Remo Cafe: Archive Edition

    Off the Grid often features images from GVSHP’s Preservation Archive and Oral History Project. The image archive includes approximately 300 images from ten different collections that document the architecture, cultural history, and preservation of Greenwich Village, the East Village, and NoHo. This summer, we were […]

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  • All the World’s a Village on Shakespeare’s 450th Birthday

    Today marks William Shakespeare’s 450th birthday, although some sources say his exact date of birth is unknown. He never set foot in the Village – he lived before it was developed by European settlers – but Shakespeare would likely be pleased with the neighborhood’s vibrant […]

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  • Welcome to NYC, Dylan Thomas

    On this day in 1950, the Welsh poet and writer Dylan Thomas arrived in New York City.  Born in Swansea, Wales, Thomas left school at age 16 and became a journalist.  In 1934, he won a poetry contest, unofficially beginning his literary career.  Later that […]

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  • The East Village’s Own, Allen Ginsberg

      Pigeons shake their wings on the copper church roof out my window across the street, a bird perched on the cross surveys the city’s blue-grey clouds. Larry Rivers ‘ll come at 10 AM and take my picture. I’m taking your picture, pigeons. I’m writing […]

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