Tag: My Favorite Things

Gone But Not Forgotten: The Tunnel Garage, 1922-2006

This was originally posted five years ago as part of Off the Grid’s “My Favorite Things” series.  With the Landmarks Preservation Commission finally hearing today GVSHP’s proposal to landmark the section of the South Village in which the Tunnel Garage was

My Favorite Things: 1 Astor Place

On the corner of Broadway and Astor Place stands one of my favorite things: the beautiful red brick and terra cotta building at 1 Astor Place.  Its bold color lends a powerful presence along the busy thoroughfare of Broadway, even

A Half Century Since the Passing of ee cummings

Off the Grid will be going, well, off the grid for the holiday weekend. While we’ll be celebrating the last days of summer, we must note that this Monday not only marks Labor Day, but the 50th anniversary of the

My Favorite Things: East Eleventh Street Baths

One of my favorite things about historic architecture research is uncovering the fascinating histories of lesser-known buildings (and then sharing those facts with anyone who will listen!). When I worked at the Landmarks Preservation Commission, I researched and wrote the

My Favorite Things: Holiday Edition

Last Saturday night I joined hundreds of other holiday revelers in one of my favorite offbeat, annual Village traditions: Phil Kline’s Unsilent Night. Now in its twentieth year, Unsilent Night proved to be the most magical 45 minutes I have

My Favorite Things: Gone But Not Forgotten Edition

This is the latest installment of Off the Grid’s series, “My Favorite Things,” in which we showcase some of our very favorite spots around the neighborhood, highlighting the incredible architecture, history, people, and businesses of the Village, East Village, and

My Favorite Things: West Village Edition

Today Off the Grid ushers in a new series, “My Favorite Things.” In it we will showcase some of our very favorite spots around the neighborhood, highlighting the incredible architecture, history, people, and businesses of the Village, East Village, and

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