Author: Harry Bubbins

Mostly Good News on Chain Stores in Our Neighborhoods

The twelfth annual ranking of national retailers in New York City by the Center for an Urban Future (CUF) just came out, and it reveals a 3.7 percent decrease in chain stores citywide over the past year, marking the largest …

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Business of the Month: Mamoun’s Falafel, 119 MacDougal Street

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Why Isn’t This Landmarked? 53 East 10th Street, Home of Apostolic Studios

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. 53 East 10th Street 53 East 10th Street is a 6-story neo-classical …

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Demolitions in Our Historic Image Archive: Gone, But Not Forgotten

Village Preservation is always working hard to document, celebrate, and protect the historic character of our neighborhoods, including the great buildings that make Greenwich Village, NoHo and East Village such wonderful places to live, work and shop.  Of course, we’re …

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Business of the Month: Madame Matovu – 240 West 10th Street

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Historic Image Archive Mysteries Solved: Downtown Street Art of the 1980s/’Shadowman’ Edition

There are so many gems in our vast 2,100+ image Historic Image Archive, sometimes it even takes us a while to realize what we have and identify some of our images.  A recent example is our discovery that several images …

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Business of the Month: Videogamesnewyork, 202 East 6th Street

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Why Isn’t This Landmarked?: The Erskine Press Building, 17 East 13th Street

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. The Erskine Press Building, 17 East 13th Street This charming and diminutive …

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Business of the Month: Heermance Farm Purveyors, 183 Christopher Street

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Even More Charm Added to Greenwich Village Historic District Tour

This is one in a series of posts marking the 50th anniversary of the designation of the Greenwich Village Historic District.  Check out our year-long activities and celebrations at gvshp.org/GVHD50.  On April 29th, 2019, we launched our new interactive map, Greenwich Village Historic District, …

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