Tag: Anderson Cooper

Remembering the 344th Lost Firefighter, and Fire Patrol House #2

The number “343” is indelibly linked with September 11, 2001 — the official number of firefighters killed on 9/11. However, a 344th New York City firefighter was killed at the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. His name was …

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Megamansions of the Village

Throughout the Village, we have seen houses built, and houses demolished.  But sometimes, we see something in between. In some cases, new owners want more space than a traditional Village building can provide them.  As a result, they will buy a couple …

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A Surprise Ending for Fight to Save Fire Patrol House #2

On August 16, 2006, GVSHP sent the Landmarks Preservation Commission an urgent request to consider landmark designation of the the old Fire Patrol House #2  at 84 West 3rd Street, between Sullivan and Thompson Streets in the South Village.  At …

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Ghost Sign: 310-312 East 11th Street

Between the 2nd and 3rd stories of this handsome building at 310-312 East 11th, between 1st and 2nd Avenues, there is a faint sign that reads “Knickerbocker Boarding.” Today the building is a parking garage but the sign indicates that …

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Firehouse Facelift Finally Revealed

It was big news last year that Anderson Cooper purchased the historic firehouse at 84 West 3rd Street in the South Village with intentions to turn the building into a private home.  The sale came in the midst of GVSHP’s …

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