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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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Street Grid Changes Revealed in New Tool

The Department of City Planning (DCP) recently launched an online tool that has compiled more than 8,000 historic maps of New York City and laid it on the current street grid. The fun and interesting tool is called NYC Street Map, and it …

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A Gardening Labor of Love

A year ago today, Bert Waggott passed away, surrounded by loved ones.  Bert was a long-time Greenwich Village resident, graphic designer and professor of graphic design at Pratt Institute.   Bert accepted our Village Award in June of 2013 for his …

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Italians of the South Village

Eight years ago today, on October 8, 2007, GVSHP published the report, “The Italians of the South Village” as part of the Historic South Village Preservation Project — you can see and read about the Columbus Day celebration GVSHP held …

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MacDougal, Sullivan, & Thompson

No, it’s not the name of a law firm. It’s the names of 3 of my favorite streets in the recently-designated South Village Historic District. For many years I lived in the South Village, and often when I gave people …

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South Village Highlights – see for yourself

On Tuesday we celebrated the Landmarks Preservation Commission vote to designate the South Village as an Historic District. I hope you will see for yourself why we fought so hard for 10 years to accomplish this. Circle a day on …

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When Greenwich Village was farmland

Here in Greenwich Village, we are surrounded by history.  So sometimes when I walk the streets, I try to imagine what life was like at different times in the past. When I see modest Federal style houses, I imagine a …

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Sir Winston Churchill Square: 2013 Village Award Winner (and one of my favorite places!)

If you have ever spent time in the area where Bleecker Street meets Sixth Avenue, then you know it’s a busy place with lots of people, cars, buses, bicycles, strollers, pianos, and more. When the weather is nice, a lot …

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