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  • A History of the East Village in 10 Objects

    The following is an updated re-posting originally authored by Dana Schulz. As May is Lower East Side History Month, we at GVSHP thought it would be nice to revisit a post from 2012 which gives a nod to ‘A History of the World in 100 […]

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  • Fillmore East Then and Now

    49 Years Ago Today- On March 8, 1968, the Fillmore East opened at 105 Second Avenue. The first night’s lineup of Big Brother & Holding Company, Tim Buckley, and Albert King was the start of a three year run of music legends that included The Who, The Doors, […]

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  • See You on the Dark Side of the Village!

    Forty-three years ago this month, Pink Floyd released Dark Side of the Moon; the album hit U.S. shelves on March 1st and UK on March 24th.  Dark Side of the Moon was the band’s eighth studio album, their most commercially successful album, and one of the […]

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  • Remembering East Village resident and musician Lead Belly

    As regular readers of “Off the Grid” will know, one of many ways GVSHP has worked to preserve the neighborhood heritage of Greenwich Village has been to install a series of plaques remembering everything from the radical politics of saloon-keeper Justus Schwab (50 E. 1st […]

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  • Commemorating a Favorite Concert Hall, the Fillmore East

    GVSHP will officially unveil a new historic plaque at the former Fillmore East at 105 Second Avenue on Wednesday, October 29 at 5 p.m. The event is free and open to the public, but we appreciate reservations at rsvp@gvshp.org. About the place I first learned […]

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  • The Doors at the Fillmore East

    Forty-six years ago on Saturday, the legendary rock band The Doors performed at the East Village’s fabled Fillmore East. The performance is considered one of the most iconic in the band and the theater’s career — which is saying a lot, considering the near-mythic status each enjoy. The […]

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  • Music in the Village Past and Present

    Music in the Village Past and Present

    A recent post by Rock Cellar Magazine entitled “Rock Meccas of NYC: What Are They Now?” had us here at Off the Grid lamenting the loss of such wonderful music venues as the recently closed Kenny’s Castaways and Bleecker Bob’s Record Store. The article’s then […]

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  • Take A Visual Trip Through the Art of the Fillmore East

    It was forty five years ago this month that Bill Graham opened the Fillmore East on Second Avenue. Though the venue only existed for a couple of years from 1968 to 1971, the Fillmore East had an outsized impact on the history of music in […]

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  • Get Crazy

    A ‘Crazy’ Weekend

    This past Saturday the GVSHP Brokers Partnership presented a film screening of Get Crazy (1983) at the Anthology Film Archives. The screening was followed up with a lively panel discussion and after party at Veselka Bowery. Get Crazy, a campy satire which has become a […]

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  • Get Crazy

    Come ‘Get Crazy’ in the East Village!

    We hope that you can join us for our upcoming event Reel Rockers: Come ‘Get Crazy’ in the East Village — A Film Screening and Discussion! Presented by GVSHP’s Brokers Partnership, this special event is taking place on Sunday, November 11th (rescheduled) Saturday, December 1st […]

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