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Even More Charm Added to Greenwich Village Historic District Tour

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.  On April 29th, 2019, we launched our new interactive map, Greenwich Village Historic District, …

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The Pepper Pot Inn, “The Realest Thing in Bohemian Atmosphere”

When searching through the chronicles of Greenwich Village history, some things almost seem too Village-y to be true, with all their quirky details and theatrical anecdotes. A prime example: The Pepper Pot Inn at 146 West 4th Street, a 1920s …

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Watercolor Magic in the Village, thanks to Kazuya Morimoto

Street artists lend a special charm to a city. The dedication to walk about with an easel, large or small, to paint a scene can imbue any street corner with a greater sense of importance.  We are fortunate to have …

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The New York Orphan Asylum

This post is the first of a three-part series called Histories of Fourth Street, from East to West, a collaboration between GVSHP and the students in NYU’s Fall 2015 Intro to Public History course. Each group of students was tasked …

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293 and 297 West 4th Street: Then & Now

At 293 and 297 West 4th Street, between Bank and West 11th Streets in the Greenwich Village Historic District, sit two new townhouses that, at first glance, look like three. The façade of no. 293 was designed to resemble two …

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Building (693) Broadway: The Wise Old Owl

For today’s “Building Broadway” post we thought we’d do things a little differently. With Broadway being such a busy thoroughfare, it’s not uncommon to find lots of great details on its historic loft buildings aimed to catch your attention or …

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Residence of Abraham Van Nest Esqr., Bleeker Street between Charles and Perry Streets. Courtesy of the New York Public Library.

Gone But Not Forgotten: Van Nest Place

Walking west along Charles Street, it is hard to imagine that the area bounded by West 4th, Bleecker, and Perry Streets was still rural until the mid-1860s. At the center of this property was the former estate of Sir Peter …

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Corner of West 4th and West 10th Streets, Nat Kaufman Collection, c. 1950, Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation

My Favorite Things: The Corner of West 4th and West 10th Streets

Villager’s often point to the neighborhood’s low scale buildings and meandering, off-the-grid street pattern as one of the many factors that make the Village so special. I have to admit, I have a love/hate relationship with the Village’s off-kilter streets. …

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Law & Order: Historic Images Unit

With the recent news that every Law &  Order television episode will soon be available in one mammoth 104-disc set, we thought we’d round up this week’s posts with a look at the law. In flipping through some of the …

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