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  • Ladies Like Beer Too

    This is an updated re-posting of a piece written by former GVSHP staffer Dana Schultz. Walk into McSorley’s Old Ale House today and you will see an equal mix of the genders enjoying a beer. It’s hard to imagine that for 116 years this would […]

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  • Impeachment and the Village

    Forty three years ago today, the House Judiciary Committee recommended that President Richard M. Nixon be impeached and removed from office.  And while many remember the two year saga which placed the executive office and country in turmoil, they might not remember that several prominent […]

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  • How’s He Doing? Looking Back on Ed Koch Four Years After His Passing

    Edward I. Koch served as Mayor of New York City from 1978 to 1989, following terms as Greenwich Village’s Congressman, City Councilmember, and Democratic District leader. Koch, a self-described “liberal with sanity”, passed away four years ago today, following several decades living at 2 5th […]

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  • The Tompkins Square Park Riots of 1988

    Police brutality, class warfare, gentrification — today these are hot button topics, both nationally and in New York City.  But 29 years ago today frustrations over these issues converged in the form of protest and riots in Tompkins Square Park in the East Village. These protests reflected somewhat […]

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  • In the News: 49 Years Ago Today

    Much of the Village Voice from the 1950s to the mid-2000s is available to view online via a Google digitization project. The huge trove of scanned newspapers helps reveal the changes that have occurred over fifty years to the architecture of the neighborhood, to music […]

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  • In the News: 55 Years Ago Today

    Much of the Village Voice from the 1950s to the mid-2000s is available to view online via a Google digitization project. The huge trove of scanned newspapers helps reveal the changes that have occurred over fifty years to the architecture of the neighborhood, to music […]

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  • Community Cornerstones: The Renee and Chaim Gross Foundation

    Tucked away on an unassuming block on LaGuardia Place is the former studio and home of sculptor Chaim Gross and his wife Renee. Gross, whose art can be found in the permanent collections of such institutions as the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum […]

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  • R.I.P. Charlie Zito

    On October 1, 1998, Charlie Zito passed away after years of baking bread on Bleecker Street, in the heart of the South Village. There is nothing like the aroma of fresh-baked bread, and when Zito’s Bakery was making bread, I remember that aroma on Bleecker […]

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  • Before the Election

    As you should now be aware, today is primary election day in New York City. The polls close at 9:00 P.M. tonight, so if you haven’t already, check the location of your polling place and go out and vote. As many of the primary races […]

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  • The Imagery of ACT UP

    This coming March will mark the twenty-sixth anniversary of the founding of ACT UP (AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power) — the direct action and advocacy group organized to affect change in order to fight the AIDS Crisis. ACT UP was formed in New York City […]

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