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New Historic McDarrah Photos Added to Historic Image Archive

The McDarrah family loves the Village. The late Fred W. McDarrah was a leading photojournalist and documentarian of late-20th century Greenwich Village. He was the primary (and often only) photographer for the Village Voice for decades, since the newspaper’s inception …

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President Announces Resignation

On August 8, 1974, President Richard Nixon announced his resignation, effective noon the following day. Following months of impeachment proceedings, Nixon could read the writing on the wall that his time as President would be coming to an end, one …

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Trendy Nightspot is the Clue to this Historic Image Mystery, Hiding in Plain Sight

Last week we solved one of our longstanding historic photo mysteries, when Eric Robinson, the cousin of the photographer, Carole Teller, was able to identify the location of this elevated train which had been demolished almost fifty years ago. Many of the …

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Ladies Like Beer Too

This is an updated re-posting of a piece written by former GVSHP staffer Dana Schultz. Walk into McSorley’s Old Ale House today and you will see an equal mix of the genders enjoying a beer. It’s hard to imagine that …

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Impeachment and the Village

Forty three years ago today, the House Judiciary Committee recommended that President Richard M. Nixon be impeached and removed from office.  And while many remember the two year saga which placed the executive office and country in turmoil, they might …

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How’s He Doing? Looking Back on Ed Koch Four Years After His Passing

Edward I. Koch served as Mayor of New York City from 1978 to 1989, following terms as Greenwich Village’s Congressman, City Councilmember, and Democratic District leader. Koch, a self-described “liberal with sanity”, passed away four years ago today, following several …

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The Tompkins Square Park Riots of 1988

Police brutality, class warfare, gentrification — today these are hot button topics, both nationally and in New York City.  But on August 6, 1988, frustrations over these issues converged in the form of protest and riots in Tompkins Square Park in …

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In the News: 49 Years Ago Today

Much of the Village Voice from the 1950s to the mid-2000s is available to view online via a Google digitization project. The huge trove of scanned newspapers helps reveal the changes that have occurred over fifty years to the architecture …

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In the News: 55 Years Ago Today

Much of the Village Voice from the 1950s to the mid-2000s is available to view online via a Google digitization project. The huge trove of scanned newspapers helps reveal the changes that have occurred over fifty years to the architecture …

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Community Cornerstones: The Renee and Chaim Gross Foundation

Tucked away on an unassuming block on LaGuardia Place is the former studio and home of sculptor Chaim Gross and his wife Renee. Gross, whose art can be found in the permanent collections of such institutions as the Metropolitan Museum …

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