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  • Beyond The Village and Back: Temple Emanu-El, Reform Movement Builder and Shaker

    In our series Beyond the Village and Back, we 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. Today we are […]

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  • The Birth of the Provincetown Playhouse

    On November 3, 1916, the Provincetown Players performed their first production in their new home in Greenwich Village. The theater company performed King Arthur’s Socks by Floyd Dell, The Game by Louise Bryant, and Bound East for Cardiff by a young, relatively unknown Eugene O’Neill. Referred to as “the […]

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  • Can They Build That? Find out tomorrow night.

    Ever wonder “Can they build that?” when you see one of those grotesque out-of-scale and out-of-context flashy renderings a developer, or even the Mayor, publicize to the world?  Zoning regulations and landmark protections generally determine what is allowed to be built on a site, but […]

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  • More is More: The St. Mark’s Historic District Extension

    In this series, ‘More is More,’ we will look at extensions of historic districts in our area.  Extensions to historic districts are just what they sound like — additions to previously-designated historic districts that abut the original district and are determined to share not just […]

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  • Business of the Month: Chess Forum, 219 Thompson Street

    Your input is needed! Today we feature our latest Business of the Month — help us to select the next. Tell us which independent store you love in Greenwich Village, the East Village or NoHo:  click here to nominate your favorite.  Want to help support small […]

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  • What A Difference GVSHP Makes! Preserving Vanderbilt Hall and Washington Square

    This series shines a light on the important things we’re achieving together in Greenwich Village, the East Village, and NoHo. Each month, we’ll be exploring a new site or topic that has benefited from GVSHP’s work. With your support, every day we make a difference. […]

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  • Unrecognizable: Former Village Institutions and what has taken their place

    It’s no secret that the Village has changed.  However, due to rising demand for real estate, hyper-gentrification threatens the unique and special fabric of our neighborhoods.  It’s not just small and independent businesses and cultural institutions that are being lost, but the livelihoods of many Village […]

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  • Just What We Need…Another Starbucks, Courtesy of NYU

    Waverly Place and Mercer Street is just east of  Washington Square Park.   This unique part of town is still world renowned for history, culture, arts, creativity and  university intellect.  Just the place we need… another Starbucks.

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  • The Birth of the Mega-Bookstore

    It’s “back to school” time again, when the temperatures drop (very slightly), students flood back to campus, and we all sharpen our pencils after a leisurely summer. Campus bookstores across the country will be expecting big crowds these next few weeks, as students make their […]

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  • Birthday Blog with Charles Busch!

    Charles Busch is the quintessential Villager. A prolific playwright and actor, he has lived in the West Village for most of his adult life. This reporter has been a life-long fan of Charles and so on this, his ??? birthday, I caught up with him […]

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