Author: Erica
Erica is a research intern at GVSHP.

Lost Theaters Of The East Village: Loew’s Avenue B

In the early 1900s, the East Village was teeming with theaters and movie houses.  Second Avenue was the Yiddish Rialto, or Theater district, lined with venues showcasing theater performed, written, and directed by Jewish New Yorkers, often in Yiddish. Vaudeville …

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No Need for a Mock UN at One East Village Elementary School

School may be out for the summer, but that doesn’t mean we can’t take time to appreciate the art and architecture of PS 34 Franklin D. Roosevelt at 730 East 12th Street in the East Village.  With the popularity of …

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From Swill Milk to Swell Milk; One Building That Shouldn’t Be Put Out to ‘Pasteur’

On Avenue C between 9th and 10th Streets sits a small, unassuming two-story garage.  Chances are you’ve walked past it and never even noticed it.  The large garage door with spray-painted “No Parking” message is less than inspiring.  However, this …

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