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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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  • The Vice Presidents of the Village

    Everyone seems to have Vice-Presidents on the brain today in anticipation of tonight’s Vice Presidential debate.  To help, we thought we would take this opportunity to look at two past United States Vice Presidents with close ties to the Village — Aaron Burr and Theodore […]

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  • Weehawken Street Historic District, Part I

    This is the first part of a three part series on the Weehawken Street Historic District.  This small historic district is comprised of only fourteen buildings but represents a wonderful cross section of the development of Greenwich Village’s Hudson River waterfront.  The designation of this […]

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  • President William McKinley Assassinated

    On September 6, 1901, President William McKinley was shot while visiting the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, New York; he died eight days later. Both the man responsible for the assassination, and the man who assumed the presidency as a result, had some interesting connections to […]

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  • Happy Presidents’ Day

    Can you name the only United States president to be born in New York City? Here’s a hint: he served as the city’s Police Commissioner when the 9th Police Precinct Station House on Charles Street in the Far West Village was constructed in 1896-97.   […]

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  • What an Electrifying Past: 19-25 St. Marks Place

    One of the many wonderful things about the East Village is the fascinating layers of history that convey the evolution of the neighborhood. The buildings at 19-23 St. Mark’s Place are an excellent example of how the East Village has changed over time from a […]

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