Tag: NoHo Historic District

Village Firehouse Architecture is HOT

The city might feel like its been on fire this record-breaking summer, but there have been times in the past when it has been. In the 1970s the Bronx was burning and Lower East Side was also suffering from fires

Wanamaker’s, A Shoppers Paradise

In a recent application to the Landmarks Preservation Commission to make some changes to the building at 770 Broadway (8th/9th Streets), there is a great picture of this impressive building being constructed; the photos from this application are now part

A Bevy of New Historic Images from Landmarks Applications

Every month, GVSHP posts the upcoming applications for changes to landmarked properties in our neighborhoods that are significant enough to warrant a public hearing, known as certificates of appropriateness. Typically included in these applications are old photos of the properties

An Attitude of Gratitude at GVSHP

As we reflect upon the turbulence of the past year, we at GVSHP are continually reminded that while the times may be tough, we have an abundance of things for which we are deeply grateful. We have prevailed in several

Touring Bleecker Street’s Diverse History

Last week I took a break from my normal duties as GVSHP’s Director of Research and Preservation and led about forty people on a tour of Bleecker Street as part of the #ShopBleecker initiative of the Greenwich Village Chelsea Chamber

Lafayette’s Local Legacy: A Street Brimming With Landmarks

Lafayette Street in NoHo is much on my mind today.  September 6 happens to be the birthday in 1757 of the man for whom the street is named, the Marquis de Lafayette — an immigrant and a hero of the

On This Day in 1966: 376 Lafayette Street is Landmarked

It was on May 17th, 1966, that the Schermerhorn Building at 376-380 Lafayette was designated a New York City landmark. The grand Romanesque Revival edifice was actually the third on Lafayette Street to be given landmark status, following Colonnade Row and the Astor Library

More is More: The NoHo Historic District Extension

In this series, ‘More is More,’ we look at historic districts extensions in our area. In the previous posts, we covered the designation of the Greenwich Village Historic District Extension and the St. Mark’s Historic District Extension.  Today we are going

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.

Lafayette Street- Urban Planning That Still Resonates Today

Greenwich Village is not the only part of the City which defies the New York City grid.  NoHo also challenges the regularity of the 200+ year old grid with what I like to call Gridus Interruptus (its Latin, sort of). 

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