Tag: Abingdon Square

Business of the Month, Bus Stop Café – 597 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 …

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Parks and Gardens

It’s summer and the flowers are in bloom! We are so lucky to have so many parks and gardens in Greenwich Village and the East Village, where we can enjoy beautiful flowers, without having to do any of the gardening …

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West 12th Street: Then and Now

The view above looking west on West 12th Street from Eighth Avenue taken in 1929 shows how the northern end of Abingdon Square has changed over the years. Though the five-story building on the right at the corner of West …

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100 years ago…

On June 28, 1914, in a place far away from Greenwich Village, something happened that changed the world forever. The heir to the throne of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, Archduke Franz Ferdinand, and his wife, were assassinated.  Of course this act …

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Revitalizing a ‘Gateway to the West Village’

It may be a hazy West Village memory now, but there was a time in the recent past when some local parks were not the well-kept, well-used green spaces they are today, but sometimes barren or forbidding places. Now Christopher …

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My favorite farmers’ market: Abingdon Square Greenmarket

Back in October, GVSHP worked with our friends and neighbors at GrowNYC, Abingdon Square Conservancy, and the Abingdon Square Greenmarket on a history and photo project about Abingdon Square. We had a great time and really enjoyed talking with people …

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Memorializing Memorial Day

While Memorial Day is often known (unofficially, of course) as the kick-off to summer, it is an official U.S. Federal holiday that recognizes those who have died in service to our country. It began following the Civil War, but has …

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This Day in History: Abingdon Square Becomes a Public Park

One of the most interesting things about New York City’s public parks is the rich history that lies beyond the grass and trees.  Abingdon Square, bounded by 8th Avenue, Hudson Street, Bank Street, and West 12th Street, is no exception. …

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Spending Veterans Day with the Doughboy

Ever since Ralph Lee staged the first annual Halloween parade in the courtyard of Westbeth in 1973, October 31st has been a day of heavy reveling in Greenwich Village. But that’s been covered. And anyway, today is Veteran’s Day, not …

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