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  • Mapping Civil Rights and Social Justice — A Year Later

    On January 3, 2017, GVSHP launched our Civil Rights and Social Justice Map.  Something in the air told us there might be a hunger and need for this kind of information.  But even we would not have guessed that the map would receive over 70,000 […]

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  • 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 was intended to be a […]

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  • New Historic Images Show Italian Immigrant Life in the South Village

    The Center for Migration Studies of New York is a think tank and educational institute devoted to the study of international migration, the promotion of understanding between immigrants and receiving communities, and to public policies that safeguard the dignity and rights of migrants, refugees, and newcomers. They […]

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  • 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 brown street signs that indicate […]

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  • 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 District Extension.  Today we are going […]

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  • 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 these sites can also be […]

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  • April 12, 1901: Back When the “New Law” was New

    April 12, 1901: Back When the “New Law” was New

    This was originally posted by Amanda Davis, GVSHP’s former Director of Preservation & Research. It has been updated with new information. New law tenement at 151 Bleecker Street in the South Village. Photo by GVSHP. The 20th century had hardly begun when the New York […]

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  • Bob Dylan’s First NYC Gig: April 11, 1961

    He blew into town on a cold December day in 1960, slammed the door of his car, walked into Café Wha and landed a gig that night. That’s the legend, anyway. Truth is that he slogged around uptown hustling for gigs in the Theater District […]

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  • Black History Month in the Village: Black Churches No Longer Standing

    February is Black History Month.  We here at GVSHP are celebrating it by highlighting different sites and locations of significance to African-American history in the Village.  A great source for this is our recently-released Civil Rights & Social Justice Map.  

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  • Black History Month in the Village: The South Village and Little Africa

    February is Black History Month.  We here at GVSHP want to celebrate it by highlighting different sites of significance to the African-American community within our neighborhoods.  Over the course of the next month we will be discussing some of these areas that we have marked on […]

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