Tag: MacDougal Street

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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The Origins of Greenwich Village Street Names, Part V

The streets, parks, and squares of Greenwich Village are named for a unique collection of historical figures. Last year in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Greenwich Village Historic District we developed a guide to how many of the …

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Business of the Month: Mamoun’s Falafel, 119 MacDougal Street

Your input is needed! Today we feature our latest Business of the Month — help us to select the next. Tell us which independent store you love in Greenwich Village, the East Village, or NoHo: click here to nominate your …

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Caffe Reggio: A Village Respite for 92 Years

You will be hard pressed to find an establishment in New York City that has survived for as long as 92 years!  Well my friends, Caffe Reggio has earned that distinction.  Located at 119 MacDougal Street and celebrating its birthday …

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Dylan and the Village on Film

The Village in the 1960s was a hotbed of creativity. In one of the most defining moments of that decade, in December 1960, a twenty-year-old Bob Dylan moved here to play the clubs and become a recording artist. Photographer Fred W. …

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The Founding of Our Lady of Pompeii

On March 7th, 1898, Our Lady of Pompeii Church was incorporated as a separate parish.  This South Village icon has been serving the neighborhood since 1926, but Our Lady of Pompeii has been a part of the Village since 1892.  …

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Birthday Blog with Charles Busch!

Charles Busch is the quintessential Villager. A prolific playwright and actor, he has lived in the West Village for most of his adult life. This reporter has been a life-long fan of Charles and so on this, his ??? birthday, …

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Rulers and Royalty of the Village

Gone but not forgotten, below is a list of just some of the individuals who have carried honorary titles in connection to the Village.  Each one was influential in the arts or in advocating for the unique character of the neighborhood.  …

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Happy Birthday, Dave Van Ronk!

On this day in 1936, David Kenneth Ritz “Dave” Van Ronk was born.  Van Ronk was a highly influential figure in the American folk music revival and Greenwich Village music scene of the 1960’s.   He even earned the nickname the “Mayor …

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National Park Service LGBTQ Map

Its been almost two years since the Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewel announced the LGBTQ Heritage Initiative by the National Park Service (NPS) outside the Stonewall Inn.  As part of this initiative, a theme study was undertaken to identify significant …

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