Tag: The New School

Happy Birthday, Lorraine Hansberry

Lorraine Vivian Hansberry was born on May 19, 1930.  The trailblazing playwright, activist, and Nina Simone song inspiration was perhaps most closely associated with Chicago, but in fact she lived, went to school, and spent much of her life in Greenwich …

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2014 Village Awards Recap

Last evening, as part of GVSHP’s Annual Meeting, we celebrated the best of Greenwich Village, the East Village and NoHo by presenting our annual Village Awards. Each June for the last 24 years, GVSHP has presented the Village Awards to …

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Fifty Years of the Feminine Mystique

Tomorrow The New School will hold the second part of its symposium, The Feminine Mystique at 50. The symposium marks the fiftieth anniversary of the publication of Betty Friedan’s seminal work.  After authoring The Feminine Mystique, Friedan would go on …

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5th and 14th — Then and Now

The New School’s new building at the corner of Fifth Avenue and 14th Street is getting closer and closer to being completed.  After topping out back in May, the patinated brass and glass cladding has been steadily climbing the sides of …

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The New School vs. NYU — A Telling Comparison

The New School recently “topped out” its new “University Center” at 65 Fifth Avenue at 14th Street.  With the building now having reached its full height and bulk, and the facade beginning to take shape, it’s worth comparing this project, …

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Clifford Ross (at podium), Manhattan Parks Commissioner William Castro, and landscape architect Gail Witter-Laird accept an award for the Bleecker Street Sitting Area Renovation.

Villagers Feted at GVSHP’s Annual Meeting and Awards Ceremony

Last evening, 400 guests celebrated the accomplishments of the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation and eight Village businesses, people, and organizations at GVSHP’s Annual Meeting at The New School’s Tishman Auditorium.