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Frances Perkins: From Greenwich Village to the White House

This is one in a series of posts marking the 50th anniversary of the designation of the Greenwich Village Historic District in 2019. Check out our year-long activities and celebrations at gvshp.org/GVHD50.  In 1909, Frances Perkins was living in Greenwich Village and …

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Remembering Fiorello LaGuardia

Many today are too young to remember that the name LaGuardia didn’t always just refer what is frequently called the worst airport in America. Rather, it also referred to a three-term New York City mayor often cited as New York City’s …

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Saving the One-Time Home of Polo Ponies, Rosie the Riveter, and Minimalist Masterpieces

On May 15, 2012, 128 East 13th Street was designated a NYC Landmark following a six year effort by GVSHP. This is one of the rare cases where a great building was saved literally as it faced the wrecking ball.  In …

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Political Row, East 7th Street between Avenues C and D

The following post was originally written over five years ago as part of a series on East 7th Street.  This post described the history of the stretch of East 7th Street between Avenues C and D when it was known …

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Landmarks50: The Andrew S. Norwood House, 241 West 14th Street

There are hundreds of individual landmarks in Manhattan alone – many in Greenwich Village, NoHo, the East Village and surrounding areas. In celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Landmarks Law, enacted in 1965, we’re taking a look at some of these …

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Village People: Murray Hall

(This post is the first of a series called Village People: A Who’s Who of Greenwich Village, which will explore some of this intern’s favorite Village people and stories.) 453 6th Avenue is an apparently unremarkable building, now home to …

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In the News: 55 Years Ago Today

Much of the Village Voice from the 1950s to the mid-2000s is available to view online via a Google digitization project. The huge trove of scanned newspapers helps reveal the changes that have occurred over fifty years to the architecture …

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Ed Koch (1924-2013) and the Village

Today we note the passing of Edward I. Koch, Mayor of New York City from 1978 to 1989 and former Greenwich Village Congressman, City Councilmember, and Democratic District leader.  A resident of Greenwich Village since the 1950’s, for the last …

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A Greenwich Village Guide: 1959

Although more and more of the research that GVSHP documents and shares is done online today, we also house a modest non-circulating resource library which contains fiction and non-fiction books, reports and guides on the subject areas of Greenwich Village, …

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