Tag: Perry Street

The High Line is Dismantled and the West Side is Transformed

There’s no overstating it – we at GVSHP love our members and friends sharing old mementos and images of our neighborhood. Personal or family pictures taken of one’s surroundings or familiar spots often now become, years later, important historical documents. Case in

Village Restaurants Still Suffering from Sandy

The eastern- and western-most areas of the Village were among the areas of Manhattan hard hit by Sandy.  We recently reported how small business in the neighborhood were stepping up to get back on their feet post-Sandy, but there are

Residence of Abraham Van Nest Esqr., Bleeker Street between Charles and Perry Streets. Courtesy of the New York Public Library.

Gone But Not Forgotten: Van Nest Place

Walking west along Charles Street, it is hard to imagine that the area bounded by West 4th, Bleecker, and Perry Streets was still rural until the mid-1860s. At the center of this property was the former estate of Sir Peter