Tag: St Mark’s Place

Gem Spa: An 80 Year Old Institution Fighting for its Survival

New Yorkers love their small businesses, so it was no surprise that the plight of East Village mainstay Gem Spa drew so much attention and support from local residents and visitors alike.  The almost 80-year-old corner stand has always sold …

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Graphic Designer Extraordinaire, Milton Glaser

Milton Glaser’s “I ♥ NY” logo is one of the most iconic and most replicated logos of the late 20th century, filling the storefronts of our city’s souvenir markets and found on road signs, magazine advertisements, key chains, t-shirts, and …

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A Walk Around the East Village ca. 1980 with Carole Teller

One of the facts of life that has always bummed me out is that I can’t visit history, to experience the past first-hand. Thankfully, though, GVSHP has just released Part 2 of our Historic Image Archive collection “Carole Teller’s Changing …

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East Village vs. West — Which Is Really the Narrowest House in NYC?

The following is a re-post originally written in 2011: Word that the West Village’s 75 1/2 Bedford Street is back on the market always brings attention to the slender house in which Enda St. Vincent Millay is said to have written “my candle burns …

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Business of the Month — Theatre 80, 80 St. Marks Place

Your input is needed! Today we feature our latest Business of the Month — help us to select the next. Tell us which independent store you love in Greenwich Village, the East Village or NoHo:  click here to nominate your favorite.  Want to help …

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This Day in Preservation History: Home of Alexander Hamilton (Jr.) is Landmarked

The Federal-style rowhouse at 4 St. Mark’s Place, also known as the Hamilton-Holly house and the former home of  Trash and Vaudeville, was designated an individual New York City landmark on October 19, 2004.  Landmark designation of the house was part …

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Business of the Month: St. Mark’s Bookshop, 136 East 3rd Street

Your input is needed! Today we feature our latest Business of the Month — and we need your help selecting the next. Tell us which independent store you love in Greenwich Village, the East Village or NoHo: just click here …

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Throwback Thursday: First Avenue Market Scenes

Welcome back to another post in our Throwback Thursday series where we feature everyday scenes of yesteryear. I recently came across some neat market photos taken by Andrew Herman as part of the Federal Art Project. The ones featured today …

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Looking Up: East Village Target Practice

This is part of the Looking Up series of posts, which explore the unique architectural and historical stories that can be discovered when we raise our gaze above the sidewalk, the storefront, and the second floor. The stretch of St. …

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Happy Birthday W.H. Auden, East Villager

The British poet W.H. Auden, a towering figure of 20th century letters, is not the first person you’d put in a shabby apartment on St. Mark’s Place. Yet there he lived, at number 77, from 1953 until 1972 when he …

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