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  • A Glimpse of the Gilded Age on Renwick Row

    We are fortunate enough to live in a neighborhood rich in 19th century architecture — both individual buildings and entire streetscapes. But while well-preserved 19th century buildings are not uncommon in the Village, perfectly preserved 19th century interiors that we can still view, especially from the […]

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  • Celebrate the beauty of Grace Church! Landmarked March 15, 1966

    Today we celebrate the glorious structure on the corner of Broadway and East 10th Street: Grace Church in New York. On this day in 1966, Grace Church in New York and its rectory were designated New York City Landmarks. In 1974, the entire complex was […]

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  • The Art of the Artist’s Studio

    These beautiful late summer days have got us thinking about sun and sky.  Which has us thinking about that most iconic of Village architectural features, the artist’s studio. So we thought we’d use the occasion of these warm August days to conduct a brief survey […]

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  • Building Profile: St. Denis Hotel

    Completed in 1853, by architect James Renwick, the St. Denis Hotel stood at the corner of East 11th Street and Broadway. The property, which was owned by the Renwick family, had been given to them by their relative, Henry Brevoort, a successful farmer and prominent […]

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  • Building (808) Broadway: Halloween Edition

    It’s that time of year again. Someone dressed as Minnie Mouse passes you on your way to the office (just this morning, in fact) and dogs in their Halloween finest parade around the city’s many parks. That’s why on today’s Building Broadway post we’re taking […]

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  • St. Nicholas of Myra Orthodox Church

    Recently, our friends over at EV Grieve posted a great then-and-now of the southwest corner of Avenue A and East 10th Street.  This beautiful building, St. Nicholas of Myra Orthodox Church, became an official New York City Landmark in 2008 (you can read the designation report […]

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  • Celebrating 165 Years of a Beloved Village Landmark

    Today is a day of highs and lows in the preservation world. As we chronicle the destruction of two very significant early rowhouses in the East Village, we also take pause to celebrate the anniversary of  the consecration of one of the Village’s most beloved landmarks: […]

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