Tag: Stuyvesant Street

Readers Choice: Top 5 Off the Grid Blog Posts of 2018

Each year GVSHP writes almost 250 blog posts, with our staff (the authors) competing to write the best, most popular posts. Today, we look back on our five most popular posts of 2018, as chosen by our readers:

When was the cornerstone laid for St. Mark’s-in-the-Bowery Church?

Standing diagonally on its lot at the intersection of East 10th Street, Stuyvesant Street, and 2nd Avenue, St. Marks Church-in-the-Bowery is the oldest site of continuous worship in our city.  The cornerstone for the church was laid on April 25, …

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The Alamo Turns 50!

On November 1, 1967, an 8′ x 8′ x 8′ 1,800-pound giant black cube was installed in Astor Place as one of 25 temporary public artworks by the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs. However, it was so popular that local residents petitioned the City …

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GVSHP East Village Oral History: Marilyn Appleberg

Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation is excited to share our oral history collection with the public, and hope they will shed more light on what makes Greenwich Village and the East Village such unique and vibrant areas.  Each of these …

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The Flatirons of the Village and the East Village

On September 20th, 1966, the Flatiron Building was designated a New York City landmark.  One of New York’s most beloved and iconic landmarks, the Flatiron Building is known for (among other things) its unique shape, formed by the intersection of Broadway and …

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Map It! Stuyvesant Street

Next in the Map It! series is Stuyvesant Street, which runs through the northern portion of the East Village between Second and Third Avenues. Today, it’s one of the shortest streets in the city, but did you know at one …

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It’s a Rainy Day in France Today on Stuyvesant Street

As many of you know, GVSHP’s offices are located in the former rectory of St. Mark’s Church in the Bowery.  Today we couldn’t help but notice all of the action taking place around the corner in Abe Lebewohl Park and …

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Abe Lebewohl & His Park

This spring marks the 30th Anniversary of the St. Mark’s Greenmarket and Music at Abe Lebewohl Park.  The joint milestone got us a little nostalgic (okay, we know, when are we not nostalgic?) and we decided to take a walk …

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Kintecoying

The Department of Transportation’s plans to pedestrianize portions of Astor Place have caused quite a stir in the neighborhood, as they have the potential to obliterate the historic street configuration that dates back to the earliest settlements in the city. …

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