Tag: EV Grieve

The Lower East Side People’s Federal Credit Union

The presence of banks in neighborhood retail spaces often elicit mixed feelings at best. Typically these tend to deaden the streetscape and are owned and operated by some faceless, distant multinational corporation. But banks also perform an incredibly necessary and

Three Years Ago: Preservationists call for Archeological review of Mary Help of Christians cemetery

Three years ago, EV Grieve published a post about the preservationists calling for an archeological review for the former cemetery at Mary Help of Christians site.  A Roman Catholic Church formerly located at 440 E. 12th St., Mary Help of

Hawks With a Taste for Quality Construction

It’s easy to see, from the many blogs devoted to the subject, that New Yorkers are fans of our local hawks. These raptors add notes of wildness and grace to our busy days, amidst the city’s manmade grit and tumult.

Tap Into Untapped Cities

We’ve been reviewing some of the blogs that we here at Off the Grid like to follow to keep ourselves up-to-date on happenings both community-centered and across New York City. So far we have explored EV Grieve, the blog that

Covering the good, bad, and sad of the East Village

Readers of Off the Grid might notice that we often cite other blogs in our posts. Staffers here at GVSHP, including me,  read other blogs to keep up to date about the city and neighborhoods we serve. The real estate

Coping With the Disappearance of Beloved Places

On some level, whether it’s top-of-mind or just part of the mental wallpaper, the consciousness of a Greenwich Village lover is often occupied with mourning. You walk the ever-changing streets past the locations of the café you used to love,

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Help a Village small business post-Hurricane Sandy

After riding out the week of Hurricane Sandy at home in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, as the Greenwich Village Society office was without power, I was fairly anxious to explore somewhere outside my local neighborhood once the city got transit underway. Because

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