Category: East Village

Why Isn’t This Landmarked: 49 East 10th, Home of Jackson Pollock

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 landmarked. Jackson Pollock lived a relatively short, but extremely productive …

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Celebrating Bagels in the Village

January 15th is National Bagel Day. Bagels are a huge part of many New Yorkers’ daily lives. However, many know little about the history of the bagel. To celebrate, we thought we would give you a brief history of bagels …

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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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Beyond the Village and Back: Essex Market

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

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Movie Theaters of the East Village: Loew’s Avenue B

“This is the most pretentious of the houses on our string, because my better judgment was over-balanced by my sentimentalism and my longing to do something better here than I ever did before”               …

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Looking Back On Our Civil Rights and Social Justice Map

Village Preservation’s Civil Rights and Social Justice Map was launched on January 3, 2017. This online resource, which marks sites in our neighborhoods significant to the history of various civil rights and social justice movements, includes over 200 locations. We’re …

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Beyond the Village and Back: The Children’s Aid Society’s Fourteenth Ward Industrial School on Mott Street

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

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Changing Fashion of New York

Artists and photographer Carole Teller donated hundreds of photographs to Village Preservation that she took from the 1960s through the 1990s. An East Village resident for over fifty years, Carole so beautifully and thoroughly documented her neighborhood’s architecture, daily life, and …

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Holiday Shopping in the Village

It is that time of the year where the streets are dazzling with lights, Christmas trees line the sidewalks, and you still haven’t bought a single gift for the holidays. Luckily, the Village has you covered this year with many …

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Penny Arcade’s Village Preservation Oral History – Chronicles of the Queen of Downtown

GVSHP shares our oral history collection with the public, highlighting some of the people and stories that make Greenwich Village, the East Village, and NoHo such unique and vibrant neighborhoods. Each includes the experiences and insights of leaders or long-time …

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