Tag: South Village Historic District

Remembering Romana Raffetto, South Village Pasta and Sauce Maven, Neighbor

We at GVSHP were deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Romana Raffetto of Raffetto’s Fresh Pasta, located at 144 West Houston Street. She was a great friend to GVSHP over the years, supporting South Village preservation efforts and providing

Honoring Lucy and Lenny Cecere

Lucy Cecere, who passed away on March 19, 2011, at the age of 89, was small in stature, but a true giant in a neighborhood of outsized personalities in which she lived her whole life. She was someone who deeply loved

The Gay Activist Alliance is Founded

On December 21, 1969, the Gay Activist Alliance (GAA) was founded.  Almost exactly six months after the Stonewall Riots, the group was founded by Marty Robinson, Jim Owles, and Arthur Evans, as an offshoot of the Gay Liberation Front.  The GAA

Touring Bleecker Street’s Diverse History

Last week I took a break from my normal duties as GVSHP’s Director of Research and Preservation and led about forty people on a tour of Bleecker Street as part of the #ShopBleecker initiative of the Greenwich Village Chelsea Chamber

Sullivan-Thompson Historic Historic District Gets Its Landmark Street Signs

The Sullivan-Thompson Historic District is the Village’s most recently designated historic district, and was designated in record time. We’re happy to report that it has received its new street signs in record time as well. Usually taking several years to install, the

The Art of the Artist’s Studio

This piece was originally posted in 2014 These beautiful late summer days have got us thinking about sun and sky. Which has us thinking about that most iconic of Village architectural features, the artist’s studio.  So we thought we’d use

More is More: Greenwich Village Historic District Extension II

In this series, ‘More is More,’ we look at historic district extensions in our area. In the previous posts, we covered the designation of the Greenwich Village Historic District Extension, the St. Mark’s Historic District Extension, and the NoHo Historic

Vice President, Villager Shoots and Kills Hamilton

1804. Weehawken.  Dawn.  Guns. Drawn.* Perhaps the most famous duel in American history took place on July 11, 1804, a result of a bitter political rivalry.  Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton had been at loggerheads off and on throughout their

LGBT History in All Corners: the South Village

June is Pride Month, an especially exciting time to be in the Village.  LGBT history is closely tied with our neighborhoods, and this month we’re highlighting the LGBT history of the West Village, East Village, South Village, and NoHo.  All of

When the South Village Was One of New York’s ‘Seven to Save’

Five years ago today, the South Village was named one of the Preservation League of New York’s ‘Seven to Save’ — the seven most important, endangered historic sites in New York State. This major accomplishment followed the landmarking of the first

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