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  • Preserving Small Businesses with the Murrays

    James and Karla Murray are influential artists, small business advocates, and 2015 GVSHP Regina Kellerman Village Awardees.  They have captured and preserved scores of Village locales (and thousands of NYC locales). Over 80% of the businesses featured in their first book have  gone out of business since its […]

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  • Jane Jacobs Round Up!

    Last night, Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation, alongside the Neighborhood Preservation Center and Village Alliance, celebrated Jane Jacobs by hosting a trivia night about her life, work, and accomplishments. 

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  • Happy 50th Landmark Anniversary St. Mark’s-in-the Bowery Church!

    50 years ago tomorrow, on April 19, 1966, the LPC landmarked St. Mark’s-in-the-Bowery Church. The Church is the oldest site of continuous worship in New York City. The parcel of land was purchased by Peter Stuyvesant in 1651 and a family chapel was erected on the […]

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  • Tales From Our Crypts: Augustus Van Horne Stuyvesant Jr.

    Gone but not forgotten, the Village is as much defined by what is above as much as it is by who is below.  Though burials in Manhattan were officially banned by the Common Council of New York City in 1852, a handful of spaces continued […]

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  • Happy Birthday Neighborhood Preservation Center

    This Wednesday, we here at Off the Grid are looking forward to celebrating the 15th birthday of the Neighborhood Preservation Center. The Center will be hosting its annual birthday party fundraiser at the landmark Webster Hall, and GVSHP will be there to commend the Center […]

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  • Celebrate Good Times … At Webster Hall

    On Wednesday, GVSHP will be celebrating the 14th Birthday of the Neighborhood Preservation Center, the building where we have made our headquarters for the last fourteen years. The celebration – tickets are still available – is a benefit for the center, which serves as a […]

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  • An information page for the St. Mark's Historic District on the Neighborhood Preservation Center's designation database.

    Check out an historic building near you – no special knowledge required

    Designation reports are detailed documents created by New York City’s Landmarks Preservation Commission at the time a building or district is landmarked. These reports often serve as guidelines when the Commission needs to determine the appropriateness of future changes to the property. So what do […]

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  • The arch entrance to the West Yard of St. Mark's Church In-the-Bowery. Photo courtesy of the Neighborhood Preservation Center.

    A View to a Historic Restoration

    Any restoration of a historic site within our neighborhoods is exciting. But when that project is a stone’s throw away from our office space at the Neighborhood Preservation Center, we get a little giddy. Not surprisingly, we have been thrilled to watch the progress unfold […]

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  • Things I’ll Miss About GVSHP: Part 2

    Nearly four centuries ago, Dutch Governor Peter Stuyvesant, whose life has been the stuff of legend on account of his wooden leg and his role in losing New Amsterdam to the English, lived on a farm in the area we now call the Village. Generations […]

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    Our House is on Open House This Weekend!

    Since 1999, GVSHP’s office has been housed on the second floor of the Neighborhood Preservation Center (NPC) at 232 East 11th Street. The entire building housed the rectory of the adjacent St. Mark’s Church in the Bowery until the lower floors were restored after a […]

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