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31 Literary Icons of Greenwich Village

…18. Edna St. Vincent Millay, 75 1/2 Barrow Street The writer of “My candle burns at both ends” lived in “the narrowest house in the Village,” 75 1/2 Bedford Street. Her…

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Cemeteries of Greenwich Village, Part II

…and more.  Bedford Street Methodist Episcopal Church Cemetery and Vaults, Bedford Street between Morton and Leroy Streets When five Methodists formed a new congregation in the carpenter shop of Samuel…

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Edna St. Vincent Millay

…celebrated in Village Preservation’s public outdoor exhibition, VILLAGE VOICES 2022. VILLAGE VOICES Shadowbox dedicated to Edna St. Vincent Millay displayed in front of her former home at 75 1/2 Bedford

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LPC Spotlights Women in the Arts

…to both historical and contemporary design. July 1948 photograph by Nat Kaufman. Source: Nat Kaufman collection, Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation Archives. 75 1/2 Bedford Street This quirky home…

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Prohibition Hits The Village

…illicit drinking! Here are just a few speakeasies that were fixtures then, and some of them even now! Chumley’s 86 Bedford Street Chumley’s door on Bedford Street Chumley’s is a…

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20 transformative women of Greenwich Village

…2. Edna St. Vincent Millay, 75 1/2 Bedford Street Via Wikimedia Few people are as closely associated with Greenwich Village as Millay.  Perhaps that’s because the neighborhood appears right in her…

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Women Crush Wednesday: The Poets

…work and life came to represent the modern, liberated woman of the Jazz age, free of the restrictions of the past…” 75 1/2 Bedford Street from our Historic Image Archives St….

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Women Crush Wednesday: The Poets

…work and life came to represent the modern, liberated woman of the Jazz age, free of the restrictions of the past…” 75 1/2 Bedford Street from our Historic Image Archives St….

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Five Years Without Chumley’s

Image via Gothamist. It was five years ago today at 86 Bedford Street that a chimney separated from an interior wall and collapsed into the world-famous Chumley’s bar in Greenwich…

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Where Did Ross on “Friends” Live?

The intersection of Bedford and Grove Streets. Google Street View. It seems like there are countless mentions on the Internet of the apartment building in which Monica, Rachel, Chandler, and…

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Friends Apartments- Fiction or Fantasy?

L: 90 Bedford Street, which stood in as Monica’s apartment building; R: the cast walking down a “Greenwich Village street,” which is actually a Hollywood stage set. Love them or…

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The Oldest Building in the Village?

…for sure that it’s one of the most intriguing. Moving along… 77 Bedford Street Even older is the 1799 Isaacs-Hendricks House at 77 Bedford Street, on the corner of Commerce…

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The Oldest Building in the Village?

…sure that it’s one of the most intriguing. Moving along… 77 Bedford Street Even older is the 1799 Isaacs-Hendricks House at 77 Bedford Street, on the corner of Commerce Street,…

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Greenwich Village in the 1930s and Today

1/2 Bedford Street, constructed in 1873. The Narrowest House in New York, 1940s Tax Photo. Courtesy of Municipal Archives. The Salmagundi Club, which is an individual NYC Landmark, is the…

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Margaret Mead in the Village

…from 1926 until 1969. Upon her retirement she received the title of curator emeritus.  Mead lived at 75 1/2 Bedford Street with her sister, Elizabeth Mead, and her sister’s husband,…

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The Village in Bloom

…magnolia grandiflora tree outside a 4-story brownstone; historic tree saved by Bedford-Stuyvesant community activist Hattie Carthan (1901-1984), in 1970. Image courtesy NYC Municipal Archives. Speaking of magnolias, one of New…

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President Announces Resignation

…Koch represented the Village in the House of Representatives from 1969-77. A resident of Greenwich Village since the 1950’s, Koch lived in at 2 5th Avenue, 81 Bedford Street,  72 Barrow…

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Village People: Paul Clayton

…at the New Bedford Whaling Museum. He was playing guitar by the time he was a teenager. While still in high school, he began hosting a weekly series of folk…

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Things We’re Grateful For: Federal Houses

…the next of the federal era houses GVSHP and the successfully NYLC jointly proposed for landmark designation; it was designated in 2004. 2-10 Bedford Street, between Houston and Downing Streets….

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Ed Koch (1924-2013) and the Village

…lived at 81 Bedford Street, 72 Barrow Street, and 14 Washington Place, and famously refused to give up his Greenwich Village residence when elected Mayor to move into Gracie Mansion….

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2014 Village Award Winner: Kathy Donaldson

…we are proud to honor Kathy Donaldson, the longtime President of the Bedford-Barrow-Commerce Block Association, with our Regina Kellerman Award, named for GVSHP’s first Executive Director. Kathy Donaldson with the…

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Remembering Edna St. Vincent Millay

…The narrow house at 75½ Bedford Street According The Millay Society, “…In the immediate post-World War I era, Millay emerged as a major figure in the cultural life of Greenwich…

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A ‘Strange’ Spot, on Bleecker Street

…“The address which is now listed over its doorway as ‘177’ Bleecker Street was, in 1965-66, ‘177A’ Bleecker Street,” Thomas told Bedford + Bowery in 2014. “At one time I…

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Hettie Jones, 2019 Village Awardee

…a writing workshop at the New York State Correctional Facility for Women at Bedford Hills, from which she published a nationally distributed collection, Aliens At The Border. From 1994-1996 she was…

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Peeking Into Grove Court

…enclave was not always so sought after. First laid out in 1848, Grove Court is set off of Grove Street between Bedford and Hudson Streets.  It is entered through an…

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The Backstory on Backhouses

…passageway or even a tunnel alongside or through the front building which leads to the backhouse behind. The side and rear of this backhouse behind 10 Bedford Street were visible…

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The Gardens Less Travelled

…The sitting area, designed by George Vellonakis, was rebuilt from 1998 to 1999 to incorporate garden spaces, a pedestal mounted armillary, and a decorative, gated iron fence. The Bedford Downing…

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Carole Teller — Photographer, and Artist

…her career in Bed-Stuy and eventually finishing it on Governor’s Island. “I taught art in Bedford-Stuyvesant for 26-27 years, and then a friend of mine became a principal on Governor’s…

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Sonia Sotomayor

…the Second Circuit. During this time, Sotomayor also taught at NYU and Columbia Law Schools.  In 1998, Sotomayor moved to 3 Bedford Street. Even after being appointed to the Supreme…

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Thank You and Goodnight, Mrs. Maisel!

…and Bedford Streets, has the distinction of being New York City’s oldest, continuously operating Off-Broadway theatre. The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel pays its respects to this iconic performance space in Season…

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Three Stops on Christopher Street

…Christopher Street on the southeast corner of Bedford Street and for Ninth Street on the southeast corner of Waverly Place. Greenwich Village residents, elected leaders, and community organizations including Village…

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Farewell to Matt Umanov Guitars

…of being an integral part of the community, first on Bedford Street in 1969, then 276 Bleecker Street in 1977, and in its current location at 273 Bleecker since 1982. Read the…

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Happy Birthday, F. Scott Fitzgerald

…and the countercultural lifestyle of that era, Fitzgerald often gravitated to the Village. A favorite was Chumley’s, the speakeasy on Bedford Street that opened in 1926. Legend has it that…

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Peeking into Grove Court

…not always so sought after. First laid out in 1848, Grove Court is set off of Grove Street between Bedford and Hudson Streets. It is entered through an iron gate…

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The Backstory on Backhouses

…through the front building which leads to the backhouse behind. The side and rear of this backhouse behind 10 Bedford Street were visible to the public from Downing Street because…

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Blurring the Lines with Blind Windows

…order to maintain symmetry and balance on the facade of a building, but which were never actually real windows. 37 Bedford Street and detail. These seem especially common on tenements,…

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