Tag: Pete Seeger

Happy Birthday Woody Guthrie

Folk icon Woodrow Wilson “Woody” Guthrie was born July 14, 1912 in Okemah, Oklahoma, and died fifty-five years later of Huntington’s disease in his adopted hometown of New York City. In between, he spent a lot of time in Greenwich …

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Coming Soon — Greenwich Village Stories

GVSHP works to preserve the architectural and cultural heritage of Greenwich Village, the East Village, and NoHo in many different ways.  Landmark designations and zoning protections, though challenging to secure, can at least ensure the perpetuation of that special physical fabric.  But …

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Remembering Pete Seeger

“The artists.” Without a doubt, that response is the one I hear most often when I ask what people love most about the Village’s history. And when it comes to the artists of Greenwich Village, you can’t talk about them …

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Huddie “Lead Belly” Ledbetter, Musician Who Inspired Generations

Louisiana’s notorious Angola State Prison.  Folk singer Pete Seeger.  The Dry Dock District in Alphabet City.  The Library of Congress.  Kurt Cobain. Seemingly unrelated, right? Not exactly. They are all connected to legendary folk musician Huddie William “Lead Belly” Ledbetter, …

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The exterior of Kenny's Castaways at 157 Bleecker Street.

Storied Village Music Venue to Close

  Kenny’s Castaways, the music venue which has been located on Bleecker Street near Thompson Street since 1976, will stage its last performance tonight. Citing rising rents and a decreased audience, the storefront at 157 Bleecker will become a gastro …

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