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A Prince of a House: No. 203 Prince Street

On February 19, 1974, the NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission voted to designate 203 Spring Street an individual landmark. This three-story house with red Flemish bond brickwork and brownstone basement was built in 1833-34 in a transitional style between Federal and Greek Revival.  In 2016,

Business of the Month: Feast On Us, 645 Hudson Street

Your input is needed! Today we feature our latest Business of the Month — help us to select the next.  Tell us which independent store you love in Greenwich Village, the East Village, or NoHo: click here to nominate your favorite.  Want to help

It’s Theater Thursday! We Love The Cherry Lane Theatre’s Mentor Project

How do we love thee? Let us count the ways!  I was treated to my very first Off-Broadway show at The Cherry Lane Theatre as a child, and so it holds a very special place in my heart.  It is

Emma Goldman, Birth Control Crusader, Arrested

Emma Goldman, anarchist and feminist, advocate of free speech, free love, birth control, and the eight-hour workday, was arrested in New York City on February 11, 1916. Charged with violating the Comstock Act, an 1873 law banning the transportation of

It’s Theater Thursday, and We Love Rattlestick Playwrights Theater!

Today, I caught up with Daniella Topol, the Artistic Director of Rattlestick Playwrights Theater since 2016. Daniella is a powerhouse in the not-for-profit theater world, and GVSHP is very proud to be amongst her friends!

An Intersectional Black History Month Roundup

Black History is Village history, and while many are celebrating Black Futures Month, as a historic preservation organization, we’re glad to amplify a history that often goes unnoticed in the Village. These histories live in the context of the other

How Much is that Plaster in the Window? Claes Oldenburg’s ‘The Store’

You don’t need a map to know that the East Village has long been a haven for artists.  But it can certainly help illuminate the spots in our neighborhood with legendary artistic pasts.  GVSHP’s new online tool East Village Building Blocks

Celebrate the Year of The Pig at These Local Favorites

The Chinese New Year or Lunar New Year is one of the most celebrated holidays in the world. February 5th, 2019 ushers in the Year of the Pig, the last year in the 12-year Chinese zodiac calendar-cycle. While most of the

African American History in the East Village

The East Village is probably not the first neighborhood that comes to mind when most New Yorkers think about African American history.  But this incredibly rich, multi-layered neighborhood was home to some remarkably consequential events, places, and figures in African-American

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