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  • Saved From the Wrecking Ball: Today, and Fifty Years Ago

    Victory snatched from the jaws of defeat! We have seen it on many occasions here at GVSHP. Most recently, in case you haven’t heard, we were victorious in persuading the Landmarks Preservation Commission, the New York City agency charged with administering the city’s Landmarks Preservation […]

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  • Lafayette’s Local Legacy: A Street Brimming With Landmarks

    Lafayette Street in NoHo is much on my mind today.  September 6 happens to be the birthday in 1757 of the man for whom the street is named, the Marquis de Lafayette — an immigrant and a hero of the Revolutionary War. It’s also on […]

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  • Merchant’s House Round-Up!

    This year marks the 80th anniversary of the founding of the Merchant’s House Museum.  The museum is the only historic house museum in the Greenwich Village/Soho/NoHo neighborhoods, and is considered one of the finest surviving examples of domestic architecture from the period, the late-Federal and Greek Revival […]

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  • Happy 80th Birthday, Merchant’s House Museum!

    Eighty years ago today, on May 11, 1936, the old Tredwell house on 4th Street opened as the Merchant’s House Museum.

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  • Landmarks 50: Merchant’s House Museum

    All this year we have been celebrating the 50th anniversary of the New York City landmarks law, and today we focus on one of the very first buildings to be granted landmark designation. At the first meeting of the new Landmarks Preservation Commission, on September […]

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  • Landmarks50: 4 St. Mark’s Place

    4 St. Mark’s Place, also known as the Hamilton-Holly House and current home of Trash and Vaudeville, was recently in the news as it came on the market for $11.9 million. This building was built in 1831 and designated a NYC landmark in 2004. As part […]

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  • Landmarks50: Children’s Aid Society, Elizabeth Home for Girls

    We continue celebrating Landmarks50 with a look at individual landmarks in our neighborhood. Yesterday we learned about the Children’s Aid Society, Tompkins Square Lodging for Boys and Industrial School. Today we read about the Children’s Aid Society, Elizabeth Home for Girls at 307 East 12th […]

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  • Landmarks50: 295 East 8th Street

    Now home to seven apartments, 295 East 8th Street a.k.a. 127 Avenue B, opened in 1887 as the Children’s Aid Society, Tompkins Square Lodging for Boys and Industrial School. As part of Landmarks50, the celebration of this year’s 50th Anniversary of the NYC Landmarks Law, […]

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  • Landmarks50: 56 West 14th Street

    Everyone knows the iconic Macy’s flagship store on 34th Street and Broadway. But before moving to 34th Street, Macy’s operated out of a series of buildings on West 14th Street between 5th and 6th Avenues. As part of Landmarks50, the celebration of this year’s 50th Anniversary […]

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  • Landmarks50: A Pre-Halloween Trip to Our Historic Cemeteries

    This year the city is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Landmarks Law that created the legal framework to preserve for posterity the architectural and scenic treasures that help make our city so aesthetically and culturally rich. In the East Village, two historic cemeteries were […]

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