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  • Julius’ Bar, an LGBT Landmark

    On December 5, 2012, GVSHP asked the New York State Office of Historic Preservation to find Julius’ Bar (a Village Award winner) eligible for the State and National Registers of Historic Places based upon research and documentation we provided (click HERE to see the letter), […]

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  • Marsha P. Johnson: Trans-activist, Stonewall Revolutionary, Village Resident

    Marsha P. Johnson: Trans-activist, Stonewall Revolutionary, Village Resident

    In the wake of the Stonewall anniversary last month, it’s a good time to look back at some of the inspiring figures that were involved with the uprising that helped cement Greenwich Village as the birthplace of the modern Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) […]

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  • GVSHPride: Roundup of LGBTQ Resources and Information

    Happy Pride Week! Each June during the week leading up to the Gay Pride March, NYC celebrates Pride Week.  Throughout the week, different groups and organizations will host events, throw parties, and do general outreach and advocacy to promote the history and visibility of the LGBTQ […]

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  • On This Day in 1837 — Christopher Park Is Born!

    On this day in 1837, the City condemned a parcel of land between Christopher, Grove, and West 4th Streets, which eventually became Christopher Park. 

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  • Save the Village!

    That’s the name of Tim McDarrah’s new walking tours. The tours are based on the photographs his late father, Village Voice photojournalist Fred W. McDarrah, took of people and places in the Village starting in the mid-1950s. I joined Tim and a group of 8 […]

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  • Why “Double Designate” Stonewall?

    Stonewall was designated an individual landmark on June 30, 2015. Since then, people have asked us why, if the building was already located in a designated historic district, was the “double landmarking” necessary?

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  • Diana Davies Collection of Historic LGBT Images

    Following on some groundbreaking events last week – the LPC designation of the Stonewall Inn as the city’s first LGBT individual landmark and then the Supreme Court ruling on marriage equality – we thought we’d feature some historic images taken by photographer Diana Davies. Yesterday, […]

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  • 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 based upon its significance to […]

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  • Gay Liberation in Photos

    In June of 1969, a not uncommon police raid of the gay bar, the Stonewall Inn, was met with a spontaneous resistance that launched the modern Gay Liberation Movement here in Greenwich Village. Ellen Shumsky, a young photographer, joined the movement as an activist and […]

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  • June is Gay Pride Month

    This year’s Gay Pride Month certainly got off to an auspicious start with the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission finally agreeing to consider the Stonewall Inn for individual landmark designation — a proposal GVSHP has been spearheading for the last year and a half […]

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