Tag: Art Deco

Beyond the Village and Back: The Empire State Building

In our series Beyond the Village and Back, we take a look at some great landmarks throughout New York City outside of the Village, the East Village, and NoHo, celebrate their special histories, and reveal their (sometimes hidden) connections to the

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Looking through our past programs, it’s amazing to remember the vast array of topics we’ve explored with our lecturers and guests. Presenters have educated us about the amazing architecture, colorful characters, and transformative social movements central to our neighborhoods. And,

Beyond the Village and Back: Assyrian Revival on West 30th Street

In 2001, the Landmarks Preservation Commission designated 130 West 30th Street as a Landmark. Designed by the preeminent architect Cass Gilbert in 1927-28, the building was built to accommodate offices, showrooms and manufacturing space for the fur industry. If you’re

Beyond the Village and Back – Jacob Riis Park’s Art Deco Bathhouse

With its parallel octagonal towers rising above the beach, the sprawling Art Deco bathhouse complex at Jacob Riis Park in the Rockaways has, since opening in 1932, served as a monument to Art Deco design, grand public works, and popular

The Women’s House of Detention

To walk by the verdant, lush garden behind the graceful Jefferson Market Library today, one can scarcely imagine that it was once the site of an eleven-story prison, the notorious Women’s House of Detention. The latest addition to the GVSHP

Gone But Not Forgotten: The Tunnel Garage, 1922-2006

This was originally posted five years ago as part of Off the Grid’s “My Favorite Things” series.  With the Landmarks Preservation Commission finally hearing today GVSHP’s proposal to landmark the section of the South Village in which the Tunnel Garage was

Art Deco in the Village

  When we think of Art Deco architecture in New York City, what often comes to mind are Midtown icons such as the Empire State Building, the Chrysler Building, or Rockefeller Center. However Greenwich Village and the East Village boast some of

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