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  • Beyond The Village and Back: Gould Library & Begrisch Hall

    In our new series Beyond the Village and Back, we’ll take a look at some great landmarks throughout New York City outside of the Village, the East Village, and NoHo, celebrate their special histories, and reveal their (sometimes hidden) connections to the Village.  For our […]

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  • The development of Washington Square Village was part of a controversial Urban Renewal project. From the William Eppes Collection, GVSHP.

    NYU Development Battles Past and Present

    The Atlantic Cities featured an article called “A Brief History of NYU Land Battles” on its site this past Tuesday, before the City Council Land Use Committee voted nearly unanimously to approve a slightly modified version of NYU’s massive proposed Village expansion plan. The article […]

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  • “Doorway of 61 Washington Square Park” New York Bound Collection, Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation, 1945.

    The Ghost of Preservation Battles Past: The House of Genius

    61 Washington Square South, before it was demolished in 1948, was known as the House of Genius, part of the so-called genius row named for the artists and writers who made the red brick houses between West Broadway (now LaGuardia Place) and Thompson Street home […]

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  • The Past and Future NYU

    This week marks the 180th anniversary of the incorporation of New York University, which was chartered in April 1831 as the City University of New York. And it seems the University was a bit pickier with its choice of architects in those early days. Feast […]

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