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The Bitter End, 2019 Village Awardee

People commonly note that Bleecker Street is a far cry from what it was half a century ago, with high-end retail chains replacing its bohemian past. But, thankfully, a few stars of that era have stayed alive, including the well-known …

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“London Calling:” The Clash and the Village

If you were to ask me to name a truly perfect album, it would take a very quick punk-rock-beat to say “London Calling!” Released on December 14, 1979, this iconic album has been called the first post-punk album; “merry and …

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Lou Reed and the Velvet Underground’s Last Show and Album at Max’s

The Village’s misfits, we know quite well, are very dedicated, special kinds of misfits. Lou Reed and the Velvet Underground certainly fall into this category. Everyone remembers when they were unknown, fighting for their unusual sounds and visions, giving voice …

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Let Me Introduce To You: Sgt. Pepper’s Greenwich Village Band

The classic Beatles album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, considered by many the greatest and most influential rock album of all time, has received a lot of attention recently with the 50th anniversary of its release (May 26 in …

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April 23, 1976: Ramones Debut Album Released; Music Changed Forever

On April 23, 1976, the Ramones self-titled debut album was released, changing the face of music forever. Clocking in at just 29 minutes, ‘The Ramones’ was the absolute antithesis of the bloated, album-oriented, arena rock of the era. It was …

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Led Zeppelin’s Physical Graffiti — East Meets West (Village, that is)

On February 24th, 1975, Led Zeppelin’s double studio album Physical Graffiti was unleashed upon the world.  The band’s second most commercially successful album, it went sixteen times platinum in the United States, and spawned such classics as Trampled Under Foot, …

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Great Album Covers, Preserved Forever

They may not necessarily be a basis for landmark designation, but it’s always nice when the setting for a great album cover gets landmark protections, ensuring that it lives on for future generations to appreciate. The Village and East Village …

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Ten Years of Progress on Landmark and Zoning Protections — And the Road Ahead

GVSHP is proud to share it’s new report “Ten Years – A Thousand Buildings – One Hundred Blocks:  A Decade of Progress on Landmark and Zoning Protections in the Village, East Village, and NoHo.” As we come to the end …

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A Slow Ride Back to ’75 on East 11th Street

We’re always on the lookout for album covers shot in the Village, East Village, or NoHo.  Many of the great album covers of the last half century were shot on our streets, so you might say it’s a bit of …

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