Tag: Alexander Hamilton

Haunted Village: Part BOO!

Ghosts Are lurking about the Village, that’s for sure!  It’s up to you to decide if you want to explore the haunted places… OR NOT!  You choose… We have previously reported about some of the haunted places in the Village, …

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The Origins of Greenwich Village Historic District Street Names: Part IV

This is one in a series of posts marking the 50th anniversary of the designation of the Greenwich Village Historic District.  Check out our year-long activities and celebrations at gvshp.org/GVHD50. The streets, parks, and squares of the Greenwich Village Historic District are named for …

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The Origins of Greenwich Village Historic District Street Names: Part 1

This is one in a series of posts marking the 50th anniversary of the designation of the Greenwich Village Historic District.  Check out our year-long activities and celebrations at gvshp.org/GVHD50.  The streets, parks, and squares of the Greenwich Village Historic District are named for …

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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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Vice President, Villager Shoots and Kills Hamilton

1804. Weehawken.  Dawn.  Guns. Drawn.* Perhaps the most famous duel in American history took place on July 11, 1804, a result of a bitter political rivalry.  Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton had been at loggerheads off and on throughout their …

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The 2017 Spring House Tour is right around the corner!

This year’s Spring House Tour Benefit is right around the corner; on Sunday, May 7th to be exact! This year’s tour features seven incredibly beautiful Village properties including hidden gardens, fabulous art, and the answer to “what’s behind that golden …

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The Vice Presidents of the Village

Everyone seems to have Vice-Presidents on the brain today in anticipation of tonight’s Vice Presidential debate.  To help, we thought we would take this opportunity to look at two past United States Vice Presidents with close ties to the Village …

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Historic Homes on the GVSHP House Tour

This year’s Spring House Tour Benefit is right around the corner (this Sunday, actually), and features seven exquisite Village properties. In keeping with the storied history of the Village, the Spring House Tour has a longstanding tradition of including historic properties. …

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Alexander Hamilton and the Village

The hyped musical “Hamilton” opened on Broadway last weekend to rave reviews. The excitement surrounding the musical and the legacy of Alexander Hamilton, one of the United States’ Founding Fathers, has us reflecting back on Village history and preservation related …

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Where Once There Was History, A Hole in the Ground

Working in historic preservation, you know that you win some and you lose some.  The forces of real estate in New York are quite powerful, and as passionately as New Yorkers feel about the character and spirit of their city …

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