Tag: Jean Michel Basquiat

M1-5 What? A Lofty History of Zoning in SoHo and NoHo

Scrolling through the NYC Department of City Planning website, it is easy to get lost amidst the zoning texts and maps and terms. But, as we come to realize from time to time – when one of our favorite businesses

A little FUN Gallery with Patti Astor

“A long time ago in the 1960s, a young white girl from Ohio committed herself to being a revolutionary,” begins a short feature documentary about Patti Astor and her FUN Gallery (see within). FUN Gallery opened originally in the tiny

Black History Month 2018 – Learn and Celebrate with Us!

Black History Month gives us the opportunity to look at an important and too often overlooked or undervalued part of American, New York, and neighborhood history and highlighting.  Within our neighborhoods, there is an incredible array of African American histories,

Five Accomplished Writers and Thinkers Discuss Basquiat, NoHo & Identity

Didn’t make it to a recent GVSHP program? Visit our website to see photos, videos, and sometimes even presentation materials from recent programs. Photos and video from Saturday’s Basquiat and NoHo panel are now online! This past Saturday, just two doors down from Jean-Michel Basquiat’s last home

Cool Down With Keith Haring!

The thermometer tells us we are definitely in the throes of summer.  However, we’re fortunate enough to have a city pool in our midst where you can not only immerse yourself in cool water, but also in a prime example

Happy Birthday, Debbie Harry

Deborah Harry, lead singer of the seminal punk and new wave band Blondie, was born July 1, 1945.  Both she as an artist and the group Blondie grew out of the ferment of the downtown scene of  the Village and

Celebrating the Birthday and Legacy of Jean-Michel Basquiat

This week, we celebrate the life and legacy of Jean-Michel Basquiat, who was born on December 22, 1960.

The Death of A Legend

On August 12th, 1988, art legend Jean Michel-Basquiat was announced dead at Cabrini Medical Center on East 19th Street.  According to the autopsy, Basquiat died from “acute mixed drug intoxication (opiates-cocaine).” In the months leading up to his death, Basquiat was

Samuel Jones and Great Jones Street

Great Jones Street is located between Lafayette Street and the Bowery and is named for Samuel Jones, who was born on July 26th, 1734.  Jones was born in what is now Massapequa and educated in Hempstead.  He spent part of his

We Miss You, Keith Haring

On February 16, 1990, we lost one of the most memorable and enduring figures of the 1980’s Downtown arts scene, Keith Haring (born May 4, 1958).  Haring came to New York in 1978 to study at the School of Visual