Tag: Many Layers of History

Many Layers of History at 1st Avenue and 3rd Street

New Year, new entries! As the calendar year resets, so to the dates that correspond to Village intersections.  We begin our 2019 series back where it all started: the East Village.  In honor of today’s date, we are taking a

Many Layers of History Throughout 2018

As the calendar year comes to a close, GVSHP is looking back at some of our 2018 blog posts.  Our neighborhoods are so rich in history on every street and around every intersection, we’d love to explore and share each one.  But given

The Cemeteries of the Spanish-Portuguese Synagogue Shearith Israel

On March 31, 1492, Spain ordered that all Jews living within the kingdom either convert to Christianity or be expelled. Portugal did the same less than five years later. Some of those Spanish Jews converted and remained in Spain, either

Many Layers of History at 7th Avenue and 11th Street

This post is part of a series about Village intersections that correspond to the date.  In July, we took a look at 7th Avenue and 12th Street and discussed the former St. Vincent’s Hospital.  Yet, just a block down on 11th

Architect Philip Johnson and Aline Saarinen march in protest of the impending demolition of Penn Station.

Many Layers of History, and Beyond the Village and Back: Penn Station

Today is a rare day on Off the Grid as we are able to combine two of our ongoing series: Many Layers of History and Beyond the Village and Back. Unlike some of our other ‘Many Layers of History’ dates, August

Many Layers of History at 8th Avenue and 13th Street: Jackson Square Park

This post is part of a series about Village blocks that correspond to calendar dates.   Once again, another August date corresponds with a Village intersection.  Jackson Square Park is located at 8th Avenue and 13th Street, and has had an

Many Layers of History at St. Marks and 2nd Avenue!

This post is part of a series about Village blocks that correspond to calendar dates.  You can read some of the other ones here. August is here and so is another date that corresponds with a Village intersection! As we

Many Layers of History at 7th Avenue and 12th Street: St. Vincent’s Hospital

This piece is part of a series about Village blocks that correspond to calendar dates.  You can read some of the other ones here. Another day, another date that corresponds to a Village intersection!  For many in the Village, 7th

Many Layers of History at 7th Street and 2nd Avenue

As we enter July, it’s not hard to notice that some of the dates align with some neighborhood intersections.  In honor of today’s date, we are taking a look at some of the buildings and history around the intersection of 7th Street

Many Layers of History at 6th Avenue and 11th Street

Once again, another date has come that lines up with an intersection in the Village, but as the calendar starts to climb, our focus also starts to move westwards.  In honor of today’s date, we are taking a look at

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