Author: Lannyl Stephens

A Video Campaign to “Save the South Village”

On Columbus Day in 2012 ( which was on October 8th), Village Preservation launched its “Save the South Village” video campaign. Columbus Day is traditionally a time to celebrate the contributions made by Italian-Americans to our country.  Our “Save the …

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Rooftop Farms in Our Neighborhoods: It is Officially “A Movement”

We at Village Preservation keep tabs on all different types of preservation, including environmental sustainability.  So we’ve been really interested to learn about the expanding opportunities in our neighborhoods for urban agriculture and beekeeping. Urban agriculture is becoming a big …

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Welcome Cindy Zhang, Our Newest Hunter College Public Service Scholar

  Village preservation is very fortunate to partner with the Public Service Scholar Program at Hunter College. The ambitious, experiential program provides undergraduate scholars academic coursework, as well as practical application. The two-semester course provides a curriculum that gives the …

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Theater Thursday: Novenas for a Lost Hospital at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater has been on quite a journey this past year, and Village Preservation has been thrilled to be a companion on the ride.  Novenas for a Lost Hospital is a communal experience to remember, honor, re-imagine and celebrate …

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Caffe Reggio: A Village Respite for 92 Years

You will be hard pressed to find an establishment in New York City that has survived for as long as 92 years!  Well my friends, Caffe Reggio has earned that distinction.  Located at 119 MacDougal Street and celebrating its birthday …

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Beyond the Village and Back: Arthur Miller Edition

In our series Beyond the Village and Back, we take a look at some great landmarks throughout New York City outside of the Village, the East Village, and NoHo, celebrate their special histories, and reveal their (sometimes hidden) connections to the …

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The Former Gay Activists Alliance Headquarters at 99 Wooster Street Has At Last Become a Landmark

  On June 18, 2019, Village Preservation scored a big victory five years in the making — persuading the City to landmark two more LGBT historic sites: the LGBT Community Center at 208 W. 13th Street and the former Gay …

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John D. Rockefeller: Judson Memorial’s Chief Benefactor

John D. Rockefeller was a determined man who ascended from very humble beginnings to unrivaled wealth and productivity after the Civil War.

The Mob and the Roots of the Stonewall Uprising

On June 24, 1969, the Stonewall Inn was raided by New York City Police, four nights before the infamous raids that sparked the Stonewall Riots.  This was not the first time the police had targeted the bar for a raid, …

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East Village Building Blocks Tour: Little Ukraine

Our neighborhoods are gloriously filled with immigration history. The East Village alone could tell a vast part of America’s immigration history. One such group that immigrated to our shores and landed in our neighborhood is the focus of our attention …

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