Author: Dawson Knick

Why Isn’t It Landmarked?: 813 Broadway

Part of our blog series Why Isn’t This Landmarked?, where we look at buildings in our area we’re fighting to protect that are worthy of landmark designation, but somehow aren’t landmarked. The area south of Union Square is full of buildings …

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Celebrating Immigration in Greenwich Village

Today marks the beginning of Immigrant Heritage Week. Immigration is a core theme in the history of New York City and especially our neighborhoods. People from all over the world come to Greenwich Village, the East Village, and NoHo, adding …

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Bravo’s Book Nook: Greenwich Village’s Newest Bookstore, In The Players Theatre

Greenwich Village has a new bookstore located at 115 MacDougal Street in the lobby of the historic Players Theatre. The specialty bookshop, Bravo’s Book Nook, focuses on books about theater, music, children’s education, and Greenwich Village history. The store is …

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The South Village Historic District Makes the National Register of Historic Places

The South Village is an area rich in architectural, cultural, and historic resources, distinct from (though connected to) those of its surrounding historic communities, such as Greenwich Village, Soho, and Noho. Much of this area’s history is defined by tenements …

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Beauford Delaney: Harlem Renaissance & Abstract Painter

Harlem Renaissance painter Beauford Delaney was known for his colorful modernist compositions and unique approach to figuration. One of the most important African-American artists of the early 20th century, he often painted portraits of prominent black figures, street scenes, and …

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Why Isn’t It Landmarked?: 204 East 13th Street, Home To Jazz Great and Film History

Part of our blog series Why Isn’t This Landmarked?, where we look at buildings in our area we’re fighting to protect that are worthy of landmark designation, but somehow aren’t landmarked. 204 East 13th Street is a 4-story Neo-Grec style tenement …

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East Village Street Art Lives On

Art is in the DNA of New York City.  It’s not only found in the many museums and galleries our city has to offer, but on the sidewalks under our feet, on walls, in parks, and all throughout our streets. …

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Celebrating Bagels in the Village

January 15th is National Bagel Day. Bagels are a huge part of many New Yorkers’ daily lives. However, many know little about the history of the bagel. To celebrate, we thought we would give you a brief history of bagels …

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The Duplex: NYC’s Longest Running Cabaret Bar

The Duplex is the superstar of Seventh Avenue South and Christopher Street, with its name shining bright for all to see. A broad variety of shows takes place here, from campy drag acts to piano balladeers to intimate performances by …

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Changing Fashion of New York

Artists and photographer Carole Teller donated hundreds of photographs to Village Preservation that she took from the 1960s through the 1990s. An East Village resident for over fifty years, Carole so beautifully and thoroughly documented her neighborhood’s architecture, daily life, and …

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