Tag: artists studios

How Much is that Plaster in the Window? Claes Oldenburg’s ‘The Store’

You don’t need a map to know that the East Village has long been a haven for artists.  But it can certainly help illuminate the spots in our neighborhood with legendary artistic pasts.  GVSHP’s new online tool East Village Building Blocks

Westbeth – Adaptive Reuse Trailblazer, Home, Studio, and Community for Over 50 Years

1968 was a big year for New York City and the world – music, arts, staggering political and social change. And, in the midst of it all, a tan block-square collection of connected buildings known as the Bell Telephone Laboratories

Studio Windows: A Preservation Victory

Last Tuesday the Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) handed preservationists what may seem like a small victory, but was nevertheless an important one.  The LPC denied an application to remove a 1930 studio window from 246 West 11th Street, an 1842 Greek Revival

Westbeth Announced: August 7th, 1967

On August 7th, 1967, the J.M. Kaplan Fund and the newly-constituted National Endowment for the Arts announced plans for a project that would help transform Greenwich Village, New York, housing for artists, industrial buildings, and older industrial cities across the

2015 House Tour Preview: The Studio of Jack Levine

We’re just under two weeks away from our annual house tour. We hope you’ll be joining us! Six Village townhouses will be opening their doors to help benefit the work of the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation. Tickets can

Oh How Our Houses Have Changed

This October, GVSHP is presenting a course that explores historic preservation by examining changing styles of housing, changing housing laws, and urban renewal in the twentieth century. While the course was developed specifically for practicing real estate brokers, I was

The Art of the Artist’s Studio

These beautiful late summer days have got us thinking about sun and sky.  Which has us thinking about that most iconic of Village architectural features, the artist’s studio. So we thought we’d use the occasion of these warm August days

33 MacDougal Alley, the Lost Studio of Isamu Noguchi

MacDougal Alley is one of those hidden enclaves of Greenwich Village that many passersby may not notice, but if they do they are treated to a wonderful piece of city history. Many of the residences here were former stables built

Decades of Limbo To Finally End for South Village “Almost-Landmarks”?

Last week we received written confirmation from the Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) that they intend to hear and vote upon the remaining section of our proposed South Village Historic District north of Houston Street before the end of the year.