Tag: Stuyvesant

A Marriage Leads to Construction of Manhattan’s Oldest Residence

On January 31, 1795, Nicholas William Stuyvesant, descendent of Director-General Petrus Stuyvesant, married Catherine Livingston Reade, herself a descendant of New York royalty of sorts (the family name can be found on streets in Lower Manhattan and Brooklyn). While clearly …

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Remember The Alamo? The Cube is Back

One of the most beloved public works of art was reinstalled in our community yesterday, after a two year hiatus. According to the NYC Department of Design and Construction, The Alamo Sculpture was originally installed in 1967 as part of  “Sculpture …

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Progress on Astor Place Mosaic Lightpoles and Reconstruction

Have you heard about the exciting progress on the restoration of the beautiful mosaic-covered lamp poles as part of the Astor Place Reconstruction?  Maybe you’ve even seen one of the poles installed, now wrapped like a fig tree in the winter awaiting …

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Astor Place Reconstruction Recalls Historic Streets, Mosaics & The Alamo

If you are one of the over 100,000 people a day that make your way through Astor Place or Cooper Square, you cannot help but notice the amazing amount of progress that is evident by the workers on the long awaited …

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Happy 47th Birthday, St. Mark’s Historic District

Forty-seven years ago, on January 14th 1969, the Landmarks Preservation Commission concluded that, “On the basis of a careful consideration of the history, the architecture and other features of this area, the Landmarks Preservation Commission finds that the St. Mark’s …

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On this day in history…

GVSHP is marking March, Women’s History Month, with some great public programs. But today I am going to focus on two men who helped to shape the history, geography, and culture of Greenwich Village and the East Village. On March …

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Map It! Finding the Lost Stuyvesant Alley

Recently, someone contacted us asking about the location of Stuyvesant Alley, which no longer exists. As it turns out, historic maps were able to help shine some light. This long-gone alley could once be found on the block between Second …

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When Greenwich Village was farmland

Here in Greenwich Village, we are surrounded by history.  So sometimes when I walk the streets, I try to imagine what life was like at different times in the past. When I see modest Federal style houses, I imagine a …

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Then & Now: 3rd Avenue & 10th Street

We are very fortunate that photographer Berenice Abbott captured images of New York City in the 1930s and  1940s (Abbott, by the way, lived off and on in Greenwich Village, including in the  Provincetown Playhouse and Apartments, recently demolished by …

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