Tag: squatters

A Building Blocks Tour of the Squats of the East Village

This is part of a series of curated tours to help the public explore the buildings and history shared on our recently-launched East Village Building Blocks site — see it here. During the 1970s and 80s, many century-old buildings in Alphabet City …

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Squatters of the Depression

As the city’s and nation’s economy works through its slow recovery, the New York public library reminds us how the last great national economic crisis affected our city. Though we commonly recall images of Depression-era squatters in Hoovervilles  in Central …

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A Hidden East Village Gallery

Walking down the quiet, shady block of East 3rd Street between Avenues C and D, the last thing you would expect to stumble upon is an art gallery.  But look no further than number 292 where you will find a …

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Umbrella, Umbrella!

No, we’re not referencing the catchy pop song of a similar title (although it’s now stuck in our heads!).  We’re talking about the Umbrella House, 21-23 Avenue C, between East 2nd and 3rd Streets- the building with the lively umbrellas …

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