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  • Stories from GVSHP’s Historic Image Archive- “Is That My Mother?”

    Since its online release in August, 2017, GVSHP’s Historic Image Archive has been the source of several amazing stories. The recently released Carole Teller’s Changing New York Collection particularly so, perhaps because these images from the 1960s to 1990s cover relatively recent history, and thus many […]

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  • Trump SoHo Fined and Restrictions Enforced After City Shamed Into Enforcing Law

    On this day in 2014, GVSHP wrote Mayor de Blasio to demand that the Trump Soho be subject to strict and clear oversight and enforcement, something missing for years under the prior administration.  A freedom of information request filed by GVSHP in early 2013 showed that […]

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  • Tenements of the South Village

    As mentioned in the GVSHP testimony at the designation hearing for the Sullivan-Thompson historic district, the majority of the historic fabric in this district is its tenements.  Here is a laboratory and cross-section of tenement types which served as the homes for much of NYC’s African […]

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  • This Day in 1984: The Pope of Greenwich Village

    On this day in 1984, the movie The Pope of Greenwich Village was released in theaters. It starred Mickey Rourke and Eric Roberts as Charlie and Paulie, cousins and would-be gangsters who attempt to make some fast money with an ill-conceived scam. In the backrooms […]

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  • Happy Birthday SoHo-Cast Iron Historic District

    Here at Off the Grid we are primarily concerned with Greenwich Village, the East Village, and NoHo, but tomorrow we will be happy to help our neighbors celebrate an important anniversary. It was on August 14, 1973, that the Landmarks Preservation Commission designated the SoHo […]

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  • Art in the Village: East 10th Street Galleries

    Perhaps the most well-known art movement associated with Greenwich Village is Abstract Expressionism (also known as the New York School). Abstract Expressionism, which focused on the portrayal of emotions rather than objects, originated in the Village during the mid-1940s, and artists of the movement echoed […]

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  • NoHo and SoHo Firewall Against NYU in Jeopardy

    From the January 31, 2013 issue of The Villager. Noho and Soho’s firewall against N.Y.U. is at risk http://www.thevillager.com/?p=10030 By Andrew Berman, Executive Director, Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation The mantra from the New York University administration throughout the public approval process for the […]

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