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  • The Velvet Underground Make Some White Light and White Heat

    On January 30, 1968, the Velvet Underground released their second studio album, White Light/White Heat.  Following the band’s first album, The Velvet Underground & Nico, released in 1967, the band parted ways with manager Andy Warhol and vocalist Nico. White Light/White Heat came out several months later to mixed […]

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  • Jean-Michel Basquiat and the East Village art scene of the 1980’s

    Jean-Michel Basquiat’s life and work are synonymous with the East Village/NoHo art scene of the 1980’s.  From his early years as a burgeoning young artist while studying at City-as-School, a progressive high school GVSHP proposed for historic district designation which operates on the principles of John Dewey’s […]

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  • East Village Spring Tours, Gardens & More

    Springtime has arrived in our wonderful neighborhoods.  Many more people are out and about.  Locals and visitors alike enjoy our diverse culture, community history and appreciate a part of the big city where you can see the blue sky instead of towers and the greenery of gardens and trees.  Here […]

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  • Happy Birthday Lou Reed

    Famed Rock n Roll legend and Greenwich Village icon, Lou Reed, was born on March 2, 1942. Reed grew up on Long Island and moved to New York City at the early age of twenty and co-founded the groundbreaking band the Velvet Underground with fellow […]

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  • Remembering Lou Reed

    The world mourned the passing of Lou Reed this past weekend at the age of 71. Front man of The Velvet Underground, Reed was born in Brooklyn and raised on Long Island, and came to epitomize the raw New York City experience of the 1960s […]

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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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