Author: Andito
Andito Lloyd was GVSHP's East Village & Special Projects Director from Spring 2011 to Spring 2013.

Spot the Shot: 229-231 East 12th Street

The building from this “Spot the Shot” post is at 229-231 East 12th Street, between 2nd and 3rd Avenues. “The Claremount” was constructed in 1901 by developer Max Weinberg, who built a number of buildings in the East Village and …

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Spot the Shot: Do You Know the Location of This Building?

  Do you know where this building is located? One of the most well known and talented families of Yiddish theater who also happened to own some of the theaters on the Yiddish Rialto once called it home.  It was …

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Echoes of Eldridge Street Synagogue on East Eleventh Street

Nestled in the middle of a block of 11th Street between Avenues A & B are two tenements that share their history with one of the most well known and architecturally distinctive synagogues in New York City.  

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Oppostion Ousted from City Council Vote on NYU 2031

On Wednesday the City Council voted 44-1 in favor of the NYU 2031 Plan. Since the very beginning GVSHP has advocated for a rejection of this plan and instead suggested that the University, the community, and the city of New …

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History Repeats Itself – Significant Site in South Village to be Demolished

In 2008 NYU planned to demolish the Provincetown Playhouse to make way for a new law school building. Located at 133-139 MacDougal Street the Provincetown Playhouse was an incredibly significant site in the history of American theater. The theater was …

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Manic Panic – 35 Years of Making Our Lives More Colorful

You can’t watch a music video, open a fashion magazine or even walk down the street without seeing the latest fashion craze,  Technicolor hair. Like so many fashion trends (mohawks on toddlers, anyone?) wearing brightly colored hair started as a …

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Supporters Out in Force at East Village/Lower East Side Historic District Hearing

Yesterday, the Landmarks Preservation Commission held a designation hearing for the proposed East Village/Lower East Side Historic District.  The hearing room was packed and overflowing with supporters of the district who came to voice the many reasons why this historic …

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Save the Date – East Village/Lower East Side Historic District Hearing – June 26

On Tuesday, June 26 the Landmarks Preservation Commission will hold a public hearing on the proposed East Village/Lower East Side Historic District. This historic district was proposed last year by the Landmarks Preservation Commission and its boundaries were extended after …

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Gen. Slocum Anniversary in the Run Up to East Village Landmark Hearing

Today is the 108th anniversary of the General Slocum disaster.  The greatest loss of life in New York City before 9/11, this singularly important event had a particularly profound impact on the East Village. On the morning of June 15, …

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Developer Seeks Variances from Board of Standards and Appeals for Rooftop Additions at 329-335 East 9th Street

On June 5 the Board of Standards and Appeals will hold a hearing for variances sought by the owner of 329-335 East 9th Street to build rooftop additions. The developer’s application to the Department of Buildings last year to build …

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