Tag: Tompkins Square Park

Our Epic Greenwich Village and East Village Watch-List 

It’s time to dive into our beloved neighborhoods of Greenwich Village, the East Village, and NoHo as they’re seen through the movie camera lens. Presented in no apparent order, this list is full of Village locations, Villagers behind and in …

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Young Philip Roth in the East Village

In 1958, a twenty-five-year-old Philip Roth (March 19, 1933 – May 22, 2018) moved into a basement apartment at 128 East 10th Street in the East Village. The Anglo-Italianate building, which forms the point of the triangular piece of land …

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Significant Latinx History Sites in the Village

Village Preservation collaborated recently on a major project with Google Arts + Culture. We put together tours of Greenwich Village, the East Village, and NoHo that highlighted the deep and rich cultural and artistic movements in our neighborhoods, one of them being Latinx History. With Google’s …

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The Pyramid Club: New York City’s First Drag Landmark

101 Avenue A is home to the Pyramid Club which became a launching point for pioneering drag superstars like Lady Bunny and RuPaul, setting in motion the contemporary drag movement. The club gave birth to the iconic drag festival, Wigstock, …

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A Walk Through Astor Land with East Village Building Blocks

One of New York most prolific and high-profile building families, the Astors left their indelible mark on countless areas of the city. Though their name is typically connected to grand pieces of our city’s history, like the Astor Library and, …

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Tompkins Square Park Through the Years

Over the years, Off the Grid has featured many posts about Tompkins Square Park, including The Young Lords Start in Tompkins Square Park, The Tompkins Square Park Riots of 1988, and Get your Fruit, Veggies, and Milk in Tompkins Square …

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Halloween Has Gone to the Dogs!

The Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade has been a much-loved event in the East Village since the 1990s.  This year’s parade was initially canceled, but then moved to the East River Park Amphitheater. 

Murder He Wrote: Gruesome Tragedies That Shook the Village

Friday the 13th in October tends to bring to mind more thoughts of ghouls and goblins than Greenwich Village, but that doesn’t mean the neighborhood hasn’t had its fair share of historic horrors.  Jason may have taken Manhattan in the …

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Happy Birthday, Charlie Parker

On August 29, 1920, Charles Parker Jr. was born in Kansas City, Kansas.  A towering figure in American jazz, he spent his final years in New York, and lived at 151 Avenue B, in a now-landmarked building often referred to as …

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LGBT History in All Corners of the Village: East Village

This is the latest post in our Pride Month series, read the first on the West Village here. June is Pride Month, which makes it especially exciting time to be in the Village.  LGBT history is closely tied with our …

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