Tag: Yiddish Theater

Mazel Tov! Yiddish Theater is born

On August 12th, 1882, the very first Yiddish theatrical performance in New York City was held in a building which still stands at 66 East 4th Street, between the Bowery and Second Avenue. Over the next four decades, the Yiddish …

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A History of the East Village in 10 Objects

The following is an updated re-posting originally authored by Dana Schulz. As May is Lower East Side History Month, we at GVSHP thought it would be nice to revisit a post from 2012 which gives a nod to ‘A History …

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The Doors at the Fillmore East

On March 22, 1968, the legendary rock band The Doors performed at the East Village’s fabled Fillmore East. The performance is considered one of the most iconic in the band and the theater’s career — which is saying a lot, considering the near-mythic …

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Hebrew Actors’ Union: Then & Now

It’s always fun to look at then and now photos of buildings and streetscapes we’ve long come to admire here on Off the Grid. Today, just ahead of the Labor Day weekend, we wanted to check in on the Hebrew …

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Spot the Shot: 229-231 East 12th Street

The building from this “Spot the Shot” post is at 229-231 East 12th Street, between 2nd and 3rd Avenues. “The Claremount” was constructed in 1901 by developer Max Weinberg, who built a number of buildings in the East Village and …

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Oscars, Opera and Orson Welles at Onyx Court

  We always thought the building at 193 Second Avenue at the corner of 12th Street was extraordinarily handsome and well-designed. Based on our extensive research of the East Village we learned a lot more about the building owners, architects …

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Abe Lebewohl & His Park

This spring marks the 30th Anniversary of the St. Mark’s Greenmarket and Music at Abe Lebewohl Park.  The joint milestone got us a little nostalgic (okay, we know, when are we not nostalgic?) and we decided to take a walk …

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Cafe Royal

Researching the history of a building – as we’re doing for thousands in the East Village – can often be an arduous task. So it’s a great gift when sites like the Museum of the City New York’s fantastic new …

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