Category: South Village

The South Village Historic District Makes the National Register of Historic Places

The South Village is an area rich in architectural, cultural, and historic resources, distinct from (though connected to) those of its surrounding historic communities, such as Greenwich Village, Soho, and Noho. Much of this area’s history is defined by tenements …

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The Origins of Greenwich Village Street Names, Part V

The streets, parks, and squares of Greenwich Village are named for a unique collection of historical figures. Last year in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Greenwich Village Historic District we developed a guide to how many of the …

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Saul Bellow and 17 Minetta Street

Minetta Street is one of the most charming and unique “corners” of Greenwich Village. I say corners, of course, because this one block-long street literally bends at nearly a 45-degree angle between Minetta Lane and the intersection of Sixth Avenue …

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It is impossible to attend every single one of our free public programs or rallies or the city hearings that are vital to providing input on policy decisions that impact our neighborhoods. Fortunately, many of our programs and such events …

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There’s Been A Lot of Talk About Affordable Housing in SoHo and NoHo. Here’s What They Really Mean:

An abridged version of this piece appeared as an op-ed in the January 23, 2020 edition of AM-Metro NY. A recent report issued on behalf of the NYC Department of City Planning, the Manhattan Borough President, and City Councilmember Margaret …

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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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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 Queensboro Bridge

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 …

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Savannah Club: Greenwich Village’s Burlesque Club of A Very Different Era

Inside Greenwich Village’s Savannah Club, once located at 68 West 3rd Street (just east of LaGuardia Place), there was glamour and glitter, trumpets blaring and jazz blazing, movie stars throwing back shots, and New York’s best chorus girls tapping and …

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Village Halloween: No Tricks, Just Treats

The Village has a long history of putting on the best Halloween festivities. From the world-renowned NYC Village Halloween Parade to local specials at our many small business establishments, there is always something to do here to celebrate this spooky …

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