Tag: Washington Square

Things We’re Looking Forward To Doing Again, Part 2

We’re continuing to spend a lot of time thinking about things we used to do before the coronavirus outbreak, that we’re looking forward to hopefully doing again once things return to ‘normal.’  We’ve also been spending a lot of time …

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Things We’re Looking Forward To Doing Again

We’ve been spending a lot of time thinking about things we used to do before the coronavirus outbreak, that we’re looking forward to hopefully doing again once things return to ‘normal.’  We’ve also been spending a lot of time going …

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Cultural Innovation Emanates From One Sheridan Square Throughout the Decades

The theater at 1 Sheridan Square has a long history as a vibrant, varied West Village performance space. Housed in a building constructed in 1834 by Samuel Whitmore, the space has had a fascinating life throughout the years in its …

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The Real Auntie Mame

This is one in a series of posts marking the 50th anniversary of the designation of the Greenwich Village Historic District.  Check out our year-long activities and celebrations at gvshp.org/GVHD50.  The kooky, sparkling Auntie Mame — the central character of Patrick Dennis’ beloved …

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Beyond the Village and Back: Arthur Miller Edition

In our series Beyond the Village and Back, we take a look at some great landmarks throughout New York City outside of the Village, the East Village, and NoHo, celebrate their special histories, and reveal their (sometimes hidden) connections to the …

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Edward Hopper’s Village Muses

This weekend I went to the Whitney Museum, and as I was wandering around on the 7th Floor I found images of the Village that are familiar, nostalgic, bright, and utterly unique. Identifiable from a distance, Edward Hopper’s paintings live …

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My Favorite Things: Holiday Lights Edition

This is the latest installment of Off the Grid’s series, “My Favorite Things,” in which we showcase some of our very favorite spots around the neighborhood, highlighting the incredible architecture, history, people, and businesses of the Village, East Village, and …

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How Edith Wharton and Henry James Struck Up A Friendship Around Washington Square

On October 26, 1900, two great writers with ties to the Village began a correspondence that would spark a lifelong friendship…

Happy Birthday, Eugene O’Neill

On this day in 1888, Eugene Gladstone O’Neill was born, and the course of American theater would change forever. O’Neill became the first American dramatist to regard the stage as a literary medium and he remains the only U.S. playwright …

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July 9, 1819: Slavery, Gentrification, and the Last Execution in Washington Square

This is a re-posting of a piece written by GVSHP’s Matthew Morowitz. Sunday, July 9th marked the 198th anniversary of the last execution that took place in Washington Square – the site of our neighborhood’s now-beloved public park. To commemorate …

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