Author: Matthew Morowitz

Many Layers of History at St. Marks and 2nd Avenue!

This post is part of a series about Village blocks that correspond to calendar dates.  You can read some of the other ones here. August is here and so is another date that corresponds with a Village intersection! As we …

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A Tale of Two Forgotten Alexander Jackson Davis Mansions

Architect Alexander Jackson Davis was born on July 24, 1803.  Davis,  one of the most successful and influential American architects of his generation, is perhaps best known for his association with the Gothic Revival style of architecture and rural settings.  …

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One Small Step for Man…One Giant Leap for 121 Charles Street!

On July 20, 1969, the Apollo 11 Moon Landing became one of the most defining events of American History in the 20th Century.  Two years prior though, the Village experienced its own “Goodnight Moon Landing” when the house of Margaret …

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Many Layers of History at 7th Avenue and 12th Street: St. Vincent’s Hospital

This piece is part of a series about Village blocks that correspond to calendar dates.  You can read some of the other ones here. Another day, another date that corresponds to a Village intersection!  For many in the Village, 7th …

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Many Layers of History at 7th Street and 2nd Avenue

As we enter July, it’s not hard to notice that some of the dates align with some neighborhood intersections.  In honor of today’s date, we are taking a look at some of the buildings and history around the intersection of 7th Street …

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WWI and the Village

On June 28, 1914, the Archduke Franz Ferdinand was assassinated, an event that led to the start of World War I.  While the Archduke himself bears few of any ties to the Village, WWI had a significant impact on the …

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Beyond the Village and Back: “Becoming Visible” and The Legacy of Stonewall at the NYPL

Our Beyond the Village and Back series takes a look at great landmarks in New York City outside of our neighborhoods, finding the sometimes hidden connection to the Village.  Today we take a slightly unorthodox approach of looking back at a …

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Many Layers of History at 6th Avenue and 11th Street

Once again, another date has come that lines up with an intersection in the Village, but as the calendar starts to climb, our focus also starts to move westwards.  In honor of today’s date, we are taking a look at …

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Beyond the Village and Back: Chicago’s “L” and the New York City “El”

On June 6th in 1892, the Chicago “L” (elevated train line) began running.  But did you know that elevated trains (or “Els” as they were known) were once a not uncommon sight throughout the Village and East Village? The IRT …

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Pride Month in All Corners of the Village

June is Pride Month, which makes it especially exciting time to be in the Village.  LGBT history is closely tied with the Village and environs, and throughout the course of this month we’re focusing on four areas of our neighborhood …

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