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  • Rally and Public Hearing Today, No Variance at the Old Post Office site

    The developer of the old Stuyvesant Post Office still wants  to build higher than zoning allows on the block wide site between East 13th and 14th Streets west of Avenue A in the East Village. Today we hold a rally and public hearing to oppose […]

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  • Celebrate the beauty of Grace Church! Landmarked March 15, 1966

    Today we celebrate the glorious structure on the corner of Broadway and East 10th Street: Grace Church in New York. On this day in 1966, Grace Church in New York and its rectory were designated New York City Landmarks. In 1974, the entire complex was […]

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  • How Tall Will New Buildings in My Neighborhood Be? A New 3-D Map Tells Us

    With everything going on in the world, you may have missed a great new resource DNAinfo recently released:  an incredible interactive 3D rotatable map,called How Tall Will New Buildings in My NYC Neighborhood Be? Their 3-D map shows what construction could do to every neighborhood’s skyline […]

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  • Nickelodeon Theater with a Varied History: The Variety

    Browsing through GVSHP’s recently updated image archives, I came across photographs of the Variety Theater, which was, once upon a time, a favorite place of mine to go and see new works of theater.   The Variety Arts Theater once stood on the west side of […]

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  • City Hall Rally February 14 to Save Old PS 64/Charas El Bohio

    Show your love for community centers and spaces for a powerful and quick event next Tuesday.  Join GVSHP, elected officials, community groups, and neighbors for a rally and press conference on the steps of City Hall to save the former Charas/El Bohio Community Center (the old […]

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  • ‘Alternative Facts’: A Familiar Theme When Fighting Overdevelopment

    “Alternative facts” seems to be the buzzword this week, and may become the phrase of the next four years. For better or worse, for those of us involved in the fight for preservation and against overdevelopment, tackling the concept of “alternative facts” — assertions by […]

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  • Christodora House:  A leader in the settlement house movement

    Christodora House: A leader in the settlement house movement

    The Villages and Noho have long been recognized a breeding ground of activity around civil rights and social justice — a fact GVSHP has recently sought to highlight with our own civil rights and social justice map of the Village, East Village and NoHo.  Today we […]

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  • Business of the Month Year In Review

    By now the challenges facing small independent local shops are well known.  The good news is there are some solutions.  GVSHP has gone to the New York City Council in support of some of them.  What can you do every day in some way? Visit a local independent […]

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  • LGBT History: Not Just West Village Bars

    Here at GVSHP we are excited about our recently launched Village Civil Rights & Social Justice Map.  With our upcoming LGBT history bar crawl at the end of the month (you can sign up for the program here), we thought we would discuss some sites […]

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  • Vesuvio Playground: A Haven for the South Village

    The Vesuvio playground, one of the few green spaces in the newly designated Sullivan-Thompson Historic District, is a true haven for South Village children. In the 1920s, the New York City Parks Department started buying land for playgrounds in the then-Italian-immigrant community.

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