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  • 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 important function for local residents. […]

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  • 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 Christians was demolished in the […]

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  • 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. Did you know the hawks […]

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  • 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 is a must-follow for anyone […]

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  • 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 blog Curbed New York is […]

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  • 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, the bookstore you admired, the […]

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  • Hot bagels fresh from the oven at Tompkins Square Bagels.

    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 my usual train wasn’t running […]

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