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Greenwich Village Historic District Extension II

  • Happy Anniversary to the Sullivan-Thompson Historic District!

    On this date in 2016, the Landmarks Preservation Commission unanimously voted to designate the final piece of GVSHP’s proposed South Village Historic District, an incredibly important part of our rich history. After a hard-fought, ten-year campaign led by GVSHP, three new historic districts were created including the Greenwich […]

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  • Touring Bleecker Street’s Diverse History

    Last week I took a break from my normal duties as GVSHP’s Director of Research and Preservation and led about forty people on a tour of Bleecker Street as part of the #ShopBleecker initiative of the Greenwich Village Chelsea Chamber of Commerce. I confess that […]

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  • Sullivan-Thompson Historic Historic District Gets Its Landmark Street Signs

    The Sullivan-Thompson Historic District is the Village’s most recently designated historic district, and was designated in record time. We’re happy to report that it has received its new street signs in record time as well. Usually taking several years to install, the brown street signs that indicate […]

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  • More is More: Greenwich Village Historic District Extension II

    In this series, ‘More is More,’ we look at historic district extensions in our area. In the previous posts, we covered the designation of the Greenwich Village Historic District Extension, the St. Mark’s Historic District Extension, and the NoHo Historic District Extension.  Today we are going […]

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  • Sullivan-Thompson, a District of Immigrants

    The recently landmarked Sullivan-Thompson Historic District is one of the first historic districts in New York City so designated almost exclusively based upon its immigrant history and working-class architecture. As stated by the LPC research staff in their presentation before the Commissioners’ vote, “The architecture […]

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  • Look Up! Its the South Village!

      Two and a half years after the designation of the South Village Historic District, the official brown terra cotta signs are now appearing identifying the streets included in the landmark district.  This district is part of the original proposal for South Village designation submitted […]

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  • Happy Birthday Greenwich Village Historic District Extension II!

    This past Wednesday marks six years since the designation of the Greenwich Village Historic District Extension II (click HERE for the designation report),which was Phase I of GVSHP’s proposed South Village Historic District from 2006.  This 235-building, 12 block designation was at the time the largest […]

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  • Rallying To Save The South Village

    Five years ago this Sunday GVSHP and other community and preservation groups held a Rally to Save the South Village.  More than 150 people including elected officials, community and business leaders and neighbors turned out on April 11, 2011 to call upon the City to landmark the […]

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  • What’s in Store for 237 Bleecker Street

    If you love walking our Village streets, chances are you’ve come across the neglected little building at 237 Bleecker Street. Once a stagecoach house when it was built c. 1835, the wood structure is a cherished piece of Village history, yet it’s fallen on hard […]

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  • Zito’s Bakery: Past, Present, and Future

    Yesterday the Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) approved an application for a new storefront at 259-263 Bleecker Street in the Greenwich Village Historic District Extension II. If this address rings a bell to you, it’s likely because it was the home of the popular Zito’s Bakery […]

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