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Robert Hogan: Unsung Hero of Irish New York, and Resident of MacDougal Street

Our neighborhoods are full of people who throughout our history have made remarkable contributions in philanthropy, business, culture, and helping immigrants. One figure who did all of the above, with a legacy still quite apparent today, but whose name is …

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Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day

Here in NYC, Patrick’s Day means millions of people clad in green celebrating at the parade and countless others packed into bars and restaurants throughout the city. Unfortunately, many of us will be celebrating St. Patrick’s Day from home this …

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The Irish Immigrant Community of the Far West Village

In 1991, the U.S. Congress proclaimed March Irish-American Heritage Month.  Today we thought we would look at one part of our neighborhood that housed a large Irish immigrant community which greatly affected its development, the Far West Village. The beginnings …

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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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Welcome to March! Celebrate Irish Heritage and Women’s History with GVSHP Programs

Good news, all Off the Grid-ers: we’ve made it to March! In addition to marking the near-end of winter, March is the month for two important celebrations – Irish Heritage Month and Women’s History Month. So central to the history …

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Viewers Choice: Top 5 GVSHP Program Videos of 2018

Each year, GVSHP hosts more than sixty public programs. They cover our neighborhoods from the western edge of Greenwich Village to the easternmost reaches of the East Village.  Topics cover a diverse range of areas including rock and roll, restoring …

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Irish Bars of the Village

As we approach St. Patrick’s Day, we realized we’ve discussed Irish churches, Irish heritage, Irish parade riots, and have written about cool East Village bars,  East Village sports bars, historic bars, many posts on LGBT bars, and bars in general.  But …

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Irish Churches of the Village

The following was originally written by Sheryl Woodruff and posted two years ago. It has been updated with new content. Read the original post here.  It seems that on St. Patrick’s Day, everyone is Irish or of Irish descent. The parade …

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Our Irish Heritage

The history of Greenwich Village is a history of immigration. Although the St. Patrick’s Day Parade as we know it follows an uptown route along 5th Avenue, the original Irish immigrants to New York were a major presence here in …

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Irish Parade Riots

This post is the first in a three-part series about holidays held in the Village, a collaboration between GVSHP and the students in NYU’s Fall 2014 Intro to Public History course. In conjunction with the public program held on Wednesday, …

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