Tag: Greenwich Village Stories

My Favorite Things: Village Icon Tom Fontana!

“Tom Fontana does not own or use a computer.  He writes his scripts in longhand on yellow legal pads. Emails for Tom are sent to his office where a hard copy is prepared for him.” This is a notice from Tom’s

Penny Arcade: Downtown Iconoclast and “Queen of the Underground” to host GVSHP’s Village Awards

Penny Arcade has been living the bohemian life in New York City, and making art about it, on and off for more than four decades. She says she is “fundamentally a poet,” but also sings, dances, acts, and claims a

Rock On, Fillmore East!

Today, 105 Second Avenue is a bank. The city moves on and overtakes what used to be at a given spot pretty quickly, but maybe you know that 105 Second Avenue was the home of the legendary Fillmore East from

Happy Birthday, Jane Freilicher!

On November 29, 1924, artist Jane Freilicher was born.  Freilicher was a member of the New York School, “an informal group of American poets, painters, dancers, and musicians active in the 1950s and 1960s in New York City.”  She was

Happy Birthday, Linda Ellerbee!

Today we celebrate the birthday of journalist and Village resident Linda Ellerbee.

Happy Birthday Larry Fagin

The late poet Larry Fagin was born on this day in 1937, and would have turned 80. Well known in the East Village and poetry circles, sadly Larry passed away in May, 2017. He was a contributor to GVSHP’s book, Greenwich

Quiz: Do you really #shoplocal?

Quiz time. How well do you know the great shops selected as part of our Business of the Month initiative? Let’s see if you really #shoplocalnnyc Two people with the top score will be selected at random to win a copy

Happy Birthday, Issac Mizrahi!

On this day in 1961, fashion designer, author, and friend of GVSHP Issac Mizrahi was born in Brooklyn. 

Happy Birthday, John Leguizamo, Passionate Preservationist

John Lequizamo, arguably one of the Village’s funniest residents, was not always a preservationist.  As he remarked in a recent interview in the New York Times, his therapist recommended that he “get a hobby.”  The entertainment business is notoriously rife

The Art of Frederick Brosen

As part of GVSHP’s ongoing programming, native New Yorker and world renowned artist Frederick Brosen will give a free talk and slideshow at Theater 80 on Tuesday, December 9th at 6:30pm. Brosen’s presentation will feature his selected watercolor works of