Author: Louisa Winchell

The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Has Strings Attached to the Village

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 Thursday, November 24, 1927, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade as we know it

The Stonewall National Monument

On June 27th, 2016, President Obama designated the Stonewall National Monument, the 412th National Park site, and the first U.S. National Monument chosen specifically for its LGBT history. This milestone moment brought national attention to the Village site that transformed

Making Way for Ducklings in a Greenwich Village Bathtub

One day in 1939, famed writer and illustrator Robert McCloskey took a trip to a market near his Greenwich Village apartment and left with a group of live ducklings in tow. He brought them to his home at 280 West

The Man Who Sculpted Our Image of Abraham Lincoln

On May 30th, 1922, fifty-seven years after Abraham Lincoln was assassinated, over 35,000 people gathered at the western end of the National Mall in Washington D.C. to see him once again. Sitting within the grand, neoclassical Lincoln Memorial building designed

A New Archive for GVHD50: Retaking the 1969 Designation Photos

In the years leading up to April 29, 1969, when the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) designated the Greenwich Village Historic District, the LPC photographed the over 2,200 buildings within the district. Fifty years later, Village Preservation followed

When “the Club” Ruled the Art World from East 8th Street

In the fall of 1949, a group of the most renowned artists of their time who were part of the Abstract Expressionist movement gathered together to fix up a third-floor loft at 39 East 8th Street. In the months that

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