Tag: st. vincent’s hospital

Dylan Thomas in New York: The Rock Star Poet at his Zenith

1950 was a seminal year in the life of the “last rock star poet,” Dylan Thomas. On February 20th of that year the much-celebrated Welsh poet arrived in New York to begin what would be the most exhilarating yet grueling

LGBT History in All Corners of the Village: The West Village

June is Pride Month, which makes it especially exciting time to be in the Village.  LGBT history is closely tied with the Village and environs, and throughout the course of this month we’re focusing on four areas of our neighborhood

World AIDS Day 2016 & AIDS Memorial Dedication

Every December 1st since 1988 has been marked as World AIDS Day, but this year’s commemoration of those lost to and living with HIV and AIDS is a particularly special one for the Village.  Twenty-eight years after the day was

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

Business of the Month: Tea & Sympathy, 108 Greenwich Avenue

Your input is needed! Today we feature our latest Business of the Month — and we need your help selecting the next. Tell us which independent store you love in Greenwich Village, the East Village or NoHo: just click here

Disappeared LGBT Sites: Oscar Wilde Bookshop and St. Vincent’s Catholic Medical Center

On Tuesday, June 23, The Stonewall Inn, the place where the modern lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) rights movement was born, was officially designated a city landmark, becoming the first landmark designated by New York City Solely or Primarily

World AIDS Day, 2014

Since 1988, December 1 has marked a day of awareness for the global pandemic of HIV/AIDS. World AIDS Day is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for people living with HIV

“Rare Cancer Seen In 41 Homosexuals”

On July 3, 1981, the New York Times ran a small story with perhaps one of the most foreboding and portentous headlines in modern history: “Rare cancer seen in 41 homosexuals.” Of course this was one of the very first

Small But Important Changes from the AIDS Memorial Team

Last week the design team behind the AIDS Memorial in St. Vincent’s Park presented some design changes at a public meeting held at the Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC). Off the Grid has been covering this story as it’s gone through

AIDS Memorial Park Design Closer to Reality

A little over two months ago, Off the Grid covered a meeting regarding the proposed AIDS Memorial in the triangle park next to the former St. Vincent’s Hospital. The proposal, spearheaded by AIDS Memorial Park, was presented to Community Board

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