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  • 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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  • Ten Years as Landmarks for Two Nearly Two Hundred Year Old Houses

    On this day in 2007, two historic federal style row houses at 486 and 488 Greenwich Street (between Spring and Canal Streets) built in 1823 by the Rohr family were designated landmarks by the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission.  These two houses were among […]

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  • Saving the One-Time Home of Polo Ponies, Rosie the Riveter, and Minimalist Masterpieces

    On May 15, 2012, 128 East 13th Street was designated a NYC Landmark following a six year effort by GVSHP. This is one of the rare cases where a great building was saved literally as it faced the wrecking ball.  In 2006, plans were released to […]

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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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  • A Lot Happening on East 11th Street

    11th Street between 3rd and 4th Avenues is a pretty short block. But there is a lot of history and activity going on. The block is home to Webster Hall, a building with a long and storied history that GVSHP helped get landmarked in 2008. GVSHP’s […]

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  • Lafayette Street- Urban Planning That Still Resonates Today

    Greenwich Village is not the only part of the City which defies the New York City grid.  NoHo also challenges the regularity of the 200+ year old grid with what I like to call Gridus Interruptus (its Latin, sort of).  Each of its streets has […]

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  • In the East Village, Aiming to Leave No Deserving Place Behind

    Note: This is an updated version of a post originally by Karen Loew The New York City Marble Cemetery, on 2nd Street between First and Second Avenues. It’s open to the public several days each year. Photo by Bobby Williams, courtesy evgrieve.com. Do the tall arches […]

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  • Happy Birthday Greenwich Village Historic District

    Note: This is an updated version of a post originally written by Drew Durniak Map of the Greenwich Village Historic District. Click to enlarge. On April 29th, 1969, mayor John Lindsay was still smarting from the botched cleanup of the February 1969 snowstorm, The 5th […]

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  • Celebrating 51 Years of Landmarking

    Fifty-one years ago today, on April 19, 1965, the New York City landmarks law went into effect.  A year-long celebration of the 50th anniversary of the landmarks law has been spearheaded by Landmarks50, an incredible coalition of which GVSHP is a member, led by Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel, the […]

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  • GVSHP Landmarks Webpage, A Great Resource!

    Ever wonder what is going on with the construction of the landmarked building next door, or anywhere in Greenwich Village, NoHo, Gansevoort Market, the South Village, and the East Village?  Well GVSHP offers to the public its Landmarks Applications Webpage, a wonderful resource that provides […]

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