Tag: LGBT History

LGBT Historic Sites in Greenwich Village, the East Village, and NoHo

June is Pride Month, which makes it an especially exciting time to be in the Village. LGBT history is closely tied with our neighborhood and their culture, and throughout the course of this month we’re focusing on four areas of …

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Supreme Court LGBT Rights Decision Had Nearly 50 Year Old Roots in Greenwich Village

The June 15, 2020 6-3 decision by the Supreme Court finding that lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people are entitled to federal civil rights protections against employment discrimination has deep roots in Greenwich Village, extending back almost fifty years. …

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Why Isn’t this Landmarked?: 86 University Place, “Mittelstaedt House”

Part of our blog series Why Isn’t This Landmarked?, where we look at buildings in our area we’re fighting to protect that are worthy of landmark designation, but somehow aren’t landmarked. I’ve walked by 86 University Place between 11th and 12th …

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Why Isn’t This Landmarked?: 80 Fifth Avenue

Part of our blog series Why Isn’t This Landmarked?, where we look at buildings in our area we’re fighting to protect that are worthy of landmark designation, but somehow aren’t landmarked. 80 Fifth Avenue, an elaborately-detailed Renaissance Revival style office …

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Former Schools of Greenwich Village and the East Village

Now that school is back in session and summer weather is having its last hurrahs, we’re all either living by the bell or remembering the days when we did.  So many schools in our neighborhoods have come and gone over …

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The Former Gay Activists Alliance Headquarters at 99 Wooster Street Has At Last Become a Landmark

  On June 18, 2019, Village Preservation scored a big victory five years in the making — persuading the City to landmark two more LGBT historic sites: the LGBT Community Center at 208 W. 13th Street and the former Gay …

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The Mob and the Roots of the Stonewall Uprising

On June 24, 1969, the Stonewall Inn was raided by New York City Police, four nights before the infamous raids that sparked the Stonewall Riots.  This was not the first time the police had targeted the bar for a raid, …

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East Village Building Blocks Tour: the LGBTQ East Village

While the neighboring West Village may have the more well-known sites, the East Village contains a rich assortment of places connected to LGBTQ history, including the homes of noted artists, writers, musicians, and activists. It also holds a vast array …

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GVHD50 and Stonewall50 – LGBTQ Sites of the Greenwich Village Historic District

Rounding up each person, place, and moment in the Greenwich Village Historic District’s LGBTQ history would take longer than it does to line up for, march in, and party after the Pride March itself. Village Preservation is happily highlighting LGBTQ history …

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Great Writers and the Greenwich Village Historic District

This is one in a series of posts marking the 50th anniversary of the designation of the Greenwich Village Historic District.  Check out our year-long activities and celebrations at gvshp.org/GVHD50.  The Greenwich Village Historic District has been home, over the years, to …

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