Tag: St. Brigid’s Church

East Village Building Blocks Tour: Dry Dock District

Alphabet City owes much of its initial development to shipbuilding, the industry that used to dominate the area. Known as the Dry Dock District, this area used to bustle with thousands of workers building waterborne vessels, as well as in

Immigrant Heritage Day – Taking a Walk to the Immigrant East Village

Immigration history in New York City is long, storied and full of notable events and movements which are personal and political. The City of New York is the ultimate city of immigrants and migrants. On April 17, 1907, more immigrants entered

Frank O’Hara’s East Village

This post is adapted and updated from an earlier Off the Grid post written by Karen Loew in 2014. On June 10, 2014, GVSHP and Two Boots Foundation had the great pleasure of marking, with a commemorative plaque, the home

Irish Churches of the Village

The following was originally written by Sheryl Woodruff and posted two years ago. It has been updated with new content. Read the original post here.  It seems that on St. Patrick’s Day, everyone is Irish or of Irish descent. The parade

Happy 50th Landmark Anniversary St. Mark’s-in-the Bowery Church!

50 years ago tomorrow, on April 19, 1966, the LPC landmarked St. Mark’s-in-the-Bowery Church. The Church is the oldest site of continuous worship in New York City. The parcel of land was purchased by Peter Stuyvesant in 1651 and a family

Sacred Sites Open House Weekend Coming Up!

GVSHP is proud to be a co-sponsor of the New York Landmarks Conservancy’s Sacred Sites Open House Weekend, which is this weekend, Saturday May 16th and Sunday May 17th.  According to NYLC: Each spring, congregations throughout the State open their

Map It! 7th Street Place

Next in the Map It! series is 7th Street Place, aka Leandert’s Place and St. Bridget’s Street, a long-lost alleyway on the Avenue B side of Tompkin’s Square Park between 7th and 8th Streets that angled toward the center of

Irish Churches of the Village

It seems that on St. Patrick’s Day, everyone is Irish or of Irish descent. The parade winds its way up Fifth Avenue, tourists and locals patronize the many Irish pubs that dot the City, and the City is awash in

St. Brigid’s Church Re-Opens, But the Historic East Village Still Needs Your Help

Yesterday, after years of renovation work, St. Brigid’s church on Avenue B and East 8th Street was re-opened to the public. Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan consecrated and dedicated the refurbished church, which will merge with the nearby St. Emeric’s Church

East 10 Street Historic District

Welcome East 10th Street Historic District

Last week, the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission voted to landmark East 10th Street, from Avenue A to Avenue B. So we thought we would welcome our newest district with a quick overview. Learn more about GVSHP’s efforts to