Author: Andrew Berman
Andrew Berman has been the Executive Director of Village Preservation since 2002.

Twelve Essential Reads About Greenwich Village and the East Village

Looking for a great read about Greenwich Village or the East Village? Check out this list of always essential classics, and scroll to the bottom for a list of websites of local independent bookstores where you may be able to …

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A Young Italian Immigrant Who Almost Didn’t Make It Into America

We don’t know much about Nicosia Graziano’s story.  But the few details we do have are emblematic of what many immigrants to this country one hundred to two hundred years ago went through, especially Italian immigrants.

There’s Been A Lot of Talk About Affordable Housing in SoHo and NoHo. Here’s What They Really Mean:

An abridged version of this piece appeared as an op-ed in the January 23, 2020 edition of AM-Metro NY. A recent report issued on behalf of the NYC Department of City Planning, the Manhattan Borough President, and City Councilmember Margaret …

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Welcome Aboard, Louisa Winchell

Today we welcome aboard Louisa Winchell as our Research and Preservation Associate. Louisa has been working with Village Preservation as a Research and Preservation Intern since August 2018, and in her new position will continue to undertake research, writing, and …

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Retracing The East Village’s Historic Little Italy

October, the month when we mark Columbus Day, is also Italian-American Heritage and Culture Month.  That combined with the recent celebrations around the 125th anniversary of Veniero’s inspires a closer look at the East Village’s own historic Little Italy, centered …

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‘Friends’: Greenwich Village Fantasy vs. Reality

On September 22, 1994, the TV show ‘Friends’ premiered on NBC.  Airing ten seasons, it was consistently one of the most popular shows on television, and after decades of syndication, one of the most popular in history.  And for a …

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Welcome Aboard, Dawson Knick

Today we welcome aboard Dawson Knick, who will be taking over our Program and Administrative Associate position, replacing Laura Fleischmann. We are sad to see Laura go, but we wish her the best of luck with her new adventures. Dawson’s …

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More Historic Photo Mysteries Solved — Brownstone Revival and New York Apocalypse Edition

Village Preservation has a collection of over 2,000 images in our Historic Image Archive, ranging from the 18th to the early 21st century, most of Lower Manhattan, but with some images across the five boroughs.  The majority were donated, and …

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African American History in the East Village

The East Village is probably not the first neighborhood that comes to mind when most New Yorkers think about African American history.  But this incredibly rich, multi-layered neighborhood was home to some remarkably consequential events, places, and figures in African-American …

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Welcome Aboard, Laura Fleischmann

Today we welcome aboard Laura Fleischmann, who will be taking over our Program and Administrative Associate position. She’s excited to continue her work with the GVSHP team, assisting with member services, public programs, special projects, and many things in between.

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