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Landmarks50: Ralph and Ann E. Van Wyck Mead House (Isaac T. Hopper Home)

As part of NYCLandmarks50, the celebration of this year’s 50th Anniversary of the adoption of the NYC Landmarks Law in 1965, we took a look at some of the many and varied individual landmarks in our neighborhood.  On October 13, …

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An East Village Survivor

It’s been just under four years since the Landmarks Preservation Commission designated as an individual landmark the 1838 Isaac T. Hopper House at 110 Second Avenue in the East Village. GVSHP had strongly supported this individual designation – which happened …

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Abigail Hopper Gibbons

The 1863 Draft Riots and Abigail Hopper Gibbons

As Off the Grid chronicled last year, today is the anniversary of New York City’s draft riots, five days of rioting, looting, burning, and wanton violence that erupted after the Federal government instituted the Draft Act of 1863, the first …

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