Tag: Tompkins Square

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. 

A Landmark Library Lives On

It might be temporarily closed for renovations, but when the Ottendorfer Branch of the New York Public Library opened in 1884 it was New York City’s first free public library, and was designated a New York City landmark on September …

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GVSHP’s First Historic Plaque, On First Street

This is an updated version of a previous post by Andito Lloyd. On May 30, 2012, GVSHP officially launched its historic plaque program in partnership with the Two Boots Foundation with the unveiling of our very first plaque, commemorating the …

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Happy Birthday East 10th Street Historic District

On January 17th, 2012, the LPC designated the East 10th Street Historic District. The district includes 26 row houses mostly built in the 1840’s and 1850’s, extending from Avenue A to Avenue B. Very few modifications to the buildings have occurred …

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Landmarks50: 295 East 8th Street

Now home to seven apartments, 295 East 8th Street a.k.a. 127 Avenue B, opened in 1887 as the Children’s Aid Society, Tompkins Square Lodging for Boys and Industrial School. As part of Landmarks50, the celebration of this year’s 50th Anniversary …

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Landmarks50: The New York Public Library Tompkins Square Branch

As part of our continuing Landmarks50 celebration, and in honor of Stanford White’s birthday today (he would be a mere 162 years old), we are looking at the New York Public Library Tompkins Square Branch designed by his firm, McKim …

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Extra! Extra! Newsies Strike of 1899

Today there are many ways for us to access the news: radio, print, television and internet. However, back in 1899 the only way to get the news besides word-of-mouth was to read it in the newspaper. In the late 19th …

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Take a Stroll Through the History of our Neighborhoods’ Parks

Jonathan Kuhn, a long-time Village resident who is also the Director of Art & Antiquities at the  Department of Parks and Recreation, has curated an exhibition at Central Park’s Arsenal Gallery.  Parkcentric: Photographs from the Museum of the City of …

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On This Day: The Tompkins Square Communist Rally

The 1870’s were difficult years for our Nation.  Economic depression had hit Europe and on September 18, 1873, it reached the U.S. with the failure of banking firm Jay Cooke and Company, which had been the main backer of the …

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