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Happy 50th (Landmark) Birthday, Salmagundi Club!

Let’s face it — 1969 was a big year. Our Executive Director Andrew Berman was born in January. The Greenwich Village Historic District was designated in April. The Stonewall Riots launched the modern LGBTQ rights movement in the United States …

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Fifth Avenue and 12th Street, Then & Now

Today, the building that houses the Salmagundi Club at 47 Fifth Avenue is a bit of an odd duck. At four-and-a-half stories, the 1853 Italianate style rowhouse is sandwiched by taller apartment buildings on either side. To someone walking by, …

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Landmarked Lampposts

We often hear of historic districts, individual landmarked buildings and State and National Register sites. But did you know that there are sixty-two lampposts and four wall bracket lamps that have also achieved designated landmark status in New York City? …

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72 Fifth Avenue, Then & Now

Today we take a look back at a piece written by former GVSHP staffer Dana Schulz about an interesting piece of history on Fifth Avenue involving scandal, cigarettes, and urban policy. Read more from our Then & Now series on …

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5th and 14th — Then and Now

The New School’s new building at the corner of Fifth Avenue and 14th Street is getting closer and closer to being completed.  After topping out back in May, the patinated brass and glass cladding has been steadily climbing the sides of …

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Washington’s Arch

With Presidents’ Day, celebrating George Washington’s birthday (among other things) just around the corner, we thought we would take a brief look at one of the Village’s most conspicuous monuments to the nation’s first leader.