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  • It Happened Here: Taxi Driver

    The innocuous-looking apartment building at 226 East 13th Street, between Second and Third Avenues, may raise few eyebrows now.  But on February 8, 1976, the building became synonymous in the popular imagination with drugs, prostitution, runaways, murder and mayhem,  steeped in the urban decay which […]

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  • Dog Day Anniversary

      The wedding of John Wojtowicz and Ernest Aron (later Elizabeth Eden). On August 22, 1972, what may be the most legendary bank robbery in New York City history took place.  And it had some interesting Village connections. On that sweltering August day, John Wojtowicz, […]

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  • Next Stop, Greenwich Village: 1953 Was a Good Year for Leaving Home

    On February 5, 1976, the film Next Stop, Greenwich Village premiered. Many movies, television shows, and plays have taken place in the Village, displaying the unique characteristics of the neighborhood, but arguably, none epitomizes the nostalgia of Greenwich Village quite like Next Stop, Greenwich Village. The movie, […]

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  • 22 East 12th Street: From Firehouse to Movie House

    Cinema Village, located at 22 East 12th Street, is the oldest continuously operated cinema in Greenwich Village and one of the oldest continuously operated art cinemas in the city. Information from GVSHP’s research notes the following about the Cinema Village building: The façade appears to […]

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  • Historic Greenwich Village and Hollywood

    Last night, GVSHP presented a free public program with James & Michelle Nevius, authors of the new book, “Footprints in New York”. James & Michelle are historians and tour guides who offer historic walking tours of many different New York City neighborhoods, but last night’s […]

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  • Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon: Greenwich Village Edition

    Happy birthday Kevin Bacon!  The versatile actor/musician/philanthropist was born in Philadelphia to Ruth Hilda and Edmund Norwood Bacon on July 8, 1958. Of course Kevin Bacon is more than just a multi-talented artist of various media.  He’s also the basis for the popular game which […]

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  • Breakfast at Tiffany’s and the Village

    Breakfast at Tiffany’s, one of the defining movies of the 1960’s, and defining movies about New York, was released on October 5, 1961.  Long skinny black dresses were never the same again. It’s often understandably assumed that Holly Golightly and Paul Varjack lived in the […]

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  • Bleecker Street Cinema closed on this day September 6, 1990

    It was a sad day for cinephiles 23 years ago today, when the Bleecker Street Cinema closed. Bleecker Street Cinema was another casualty of the trends that had led to the demise of similar smaller cinemas – the ones that showed older classic films and […]

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