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Third Street Music School’s Long Journey to 11th Street

The Third Street Music School Settlement was founded by Emilie A. Wagner as the Music School Settlement with just 10 students in 1894. How they made the long journey to their current home on East 11th Street, and to serving …

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‘Friends’: Greenwich Village Fantasy vs. Reality

On September 22, 1994, the TV show ‘Friends’ premiered on NBC.  Airing ten seasons, it was consistently one of the most popular shows on television, and after decades of syndication, one of the most popular in history.  And for a …

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“The NEW New York” – Immigrant Heritage Learning at Village Preservation

Immigration means something different to everyone — it reminds us of our ancestors, of how the world is constantly changing, or of how, as people, we are always on the move.  Our neighborhoods, and New York City in general, are …

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Happy Chanukah from the Village – Celebrating Through History!

I was holiday shopping at my local bookstore and was delighted to encounter Emily Jenkins’ “All of a Kind Family Hanukkah.” In the book, a Jewish immigrant family prepares for Chanukah in their Lower East Side Tenement in 1912. The …

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The High Line is Dismantled and the West Side is Transformed

There’s no overstating it – we at GVSHP love our members and friends sharing old mementos and images of our neighborhood. Personal or family pictures taken of one’s surroundings or familiar spots often now become, years later, important historical documents. Case in …

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1890 Census Map: A Window Into our Incredibly Crowded and Diverse Immigrant Past

As a historian and researcher who frequently relies on census data for information, nothing frustrates me more than the fact that nearly all of the 1890 Federal Census records were lost. For those who don’t know the story, the 1890 …

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Immigrant Stories – America’s Greatest Asset

What makes New York the greatest city in the world? There are many ways to answer that question, but I think one reason rises to the top – New Yorkers themselves. The city’s teeming, diverse population is perhaps its greatest …

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Anarchy in the East Village! The Ferrer Modern School

The East Village was the first home of the Ferrer Modern School of New York City. First located at 6 St. Marks Place, this school was based on the European model of the Esquela Moderna founded by Catalan educator and …

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What the Lower East Side Means to Me

The Lower East Side means many things to many people. Working as an architectural historian in New York City, it means a great deal to me. I always consider it a joy to travel the world and learn the history …

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President William McKinley Assassinated

On September 6, 1901, President William McKinley was shot while visiting the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, New York; he died eight days later. Both the man responsible for the assassination, and the man who assumed the presidency as a result, …

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