Tag: Berenice Abbott

Why Isn’t This Landmarked: 95 East 10th Street/48 Third Avenue

Part of our blog series Why Isn’t This Landmarked?, where we look at buildings in our area we’re fighting to protect that are worthy of landmark designation, but somehow aren’t landmarked. 95 East 10th Street (also known as 48 Third …

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Artists Homes of the Greenwich Village Historic District

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. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the designation of The Greenwich …

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The Flatirons of the Village and the East Village

On September 20th, 1966, the Flatiron Building was designated a New York City landmark.  One of New York’s most beloved and iconic landmarks, the Flatiron Building is known for (among other things) its unique shape, formed by the intersection of Broadway and …

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Village People: Djuna Barnes

(This post is part of a series called Village People: A Who’s Who of Greenwich Village, which will explore some of this intern’s favorite Village people and stories.) Djuna Barnes was born in 1892, to a polygamist family at Storm …

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Elections Past and Present

The Village is quiet today, as if enjoying a lull after the storm of elections.  After months of predictions telling us the likely outcome, the predictions mostly came true, and it’s over — whether one feels that’s for better or …

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Village Businesses of the 1930s

  GVSHP has always been concerned about the status of small businesses, whether they be restaurants, theaters, or small shops. We also recognize outstanding local businesses as part of our Annnual Village Awards ceremony every June. Today we thought we’d …

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Photographer Rebecca Lepkoff: 1916-2014

Here at Off the Grid we were saddened to hear of the passing of Rebecca Lepkoff. She died on Sunday, August 17 at the age of 98. Ms. Lepkoff was a photographer that captured the very human quality of life …

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Berenice Abbott and the Legacy of the New Deal

The Emergency Relief Appropriation Act was passed by Congress on April 8 in 1935, five years into the Great Depression. The name of the legislation may sound foreign, but most likely you are quite familiar with some of the programs …

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Zito’s Bakery: Past, Present, and Future

Yesterday the Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) approved an application for a new storefront at 259-263 Bleecker Street in the Greenwich Village Historic District Extension II. If this address rings a bell to you, it’s likely because it was the home …

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You Oughta Be in Pictures: 2013 Village Award Winners

Tonight, GVSHP will present our Annual Meeting and Awards Ceremony. This evening  will look back on the work of the Society over the last year, while honoring those who make a special contribution to our Village neighborhoods. Here at Off …

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