Tag: 6th Avenue

Many Layers of History Throughout 2018

As the calendar year comes to a close, GVSHP is looking back at some of our 2018 blog posts.  Our neighborhoods are so rich in history on every street and around every intersection, we’d love to explore and share each one.  But given …

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A Duel, A Land Sale, and A Very Unusual History (thanks, Aaron Burr)

On this date in 1804, just five days following his infamous duel with Alexander Hamilton, Aaron Burr sold two plots of land in our neighborhood. Why? Well, he was charged with multiple crimes in New York and New Jersey following the duel, …

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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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Happy Birthday, Issac Mizrahi!

On this day in 1961, fashion designer, author, and friend of GVSHP Issac Mizrahi was born in Brooklyn. 

Village People: Murray Hall

(This post is the first of a series called Village People: A Who’s Who of Greenwich Village, which will explore some of this intern’s favorite Village people and stories.) 453 6th Avenue is an apparently unremarkable building, now home to …

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LGBTQ History: Around Christopher Street

Christopher Street is the place most of us look to when it comes to LGBTQ history in New York. It is the site of the Stonewall Uprising, with the second Stonewall Inn, the Gay Liberation Monument, and the Gay Street …

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Halloween in Greenwich Village – A Salute to Ralph Lee

There are some people who can make great changes, come up with unique and far-reaching ideas, or create institutions that attain legendary status, yet keep a low profile themselves. By now everyone associates Halloween in Greenwich Village with the annual …

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Two Big Anniversaries on Carmine Street

This week we have two milestone anniversaries that relate to my old stomping grounds, Carmine Street. On this date, May 6, in 1908, the public bathhouse that is now the Tony Dapolito Recreation Center opened. Today this is at the …

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Matthew Del Gaudio, architect of Our Lady of Pompeii Church

Eminent architect Matthew W. Del Gaudio died on September 17, 1960. One of his most well-known buildings is right here in the heart of the South Village, Our Lady of Pompeii Church, which stands on the corner of Bleecker and …

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