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August 23, 1813: “The Bowery” is Born

It was August 23 of 1813 when the Common Council of New York City officially put the name “The Bowery” on the books as a city street name. But New Yorkers had already been calling it by that name for …

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Death, Debauchery, and Destruction on the Bowery: McGurk’s Suicide Hall

Dive bars and dead prostitutes! While these could be plot points in any Hollywood movie, back in the late 19th century these unwholesome characteristics gave the infamous McGurk’s Suicide Hall its name.  Originally located at 295 Bowery (between Houston and …

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Next Month, Everyone’s a Historian

Back in high school, I don’t remember History being everyone’s (or was that anyone’s?) favorite subject … but around the neighborhood lately, it definitely is. When a call went out to individuals and organizations in the East Village, Little Italy, …

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Bowery Alliance of Neighbors: 2013 Village Award Winner

The Bowery Alliance of Neighbors (BAN), a grassroots organization, has been a passionate force within the New York City preservation community since 2007. Co-founded by David Mulkins and Anna Sawaryn, BAN advocates for the preservation of the historic buildings on …

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And the Winner Is … Village Awards Edition

Last week, Off the Grid celebrated the upcoming Obie and Tony Awards. Today, GVSHP is honored to announce … the 2013 Village Awardees! Each year, the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation honors our community by presenting the Village Awards, …

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