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In Memoriam: Ada Louise Huxtable

Ada Louise Huxtable, photographed by Alfred Eisenstaedt for Life Magazine, 1974. (image courtesy of Dwell) Yesterday, legendary architecture critic Ada Louise Huxtable died at the age of 91 at Memorial…

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Adapting “Adaptive Re-Use”

Rick Kelly of Carmine Street Guitars gives new meaning to the term adaptive reuse The term adaptive reuse is used by architects and preservationists to describe the process of adapting…

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Louise Bryant

…studio in which to write and paint. Portrait of Louise Bryant by John Henry Trullinger By 1915, Louise was a star in Portland, but was dissatisfied living a bourgeois life…

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Adaptive Reuse in Chelsea

Simply put, adaptive reuse is defined as the process of adapting old structure for new uses.  From a preservation perspective, adaptive reuse is often a wonderful way to preserve historic…

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A Look Back at the Public Theater

…the city’s more notable white elephants, fated to go the way of Penn Station and the Brokaw mansion”, in the words of well-known critic Ada Louise Huxtable in a fascinating…

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Great NYC Museums Go #BeyondTheVillageAndBack

…Times architecture critic Ada Louise Huxtable noted that the inverted ziggurat-like structure had quickly become “the most disliked building in New York.” However, Huxtable also wrote that the building was…

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NoHo Historic District Becomes a Reality

…well-known critic Ada Louise Huxtable in a fascinating 1966 New York Times article. Entitled “A Landmark Saved: Historic Building Scheduled for Razing Is Rescued With Aid of City’s New Law,” the article describes…

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LGBTQ+ Pride Programs Roundup

Adams ran Eve Adams Tea Room on MacDougal Street in the South Village. Adams’ work caught the attention of the young U.S. Bureau of Investigation, leading to her surveillance, arrest,…

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The Federal Style Explained

…New York, Ada Louise Huxtable described the Federal style as refined and decorous, “the architecture of good breeding and good manners.” To help understand and appreciate the Federal style and…

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The Federal Style Begins

…“After the Revolution,” wrote Ada Louise Huxtable in Classic New York, “in the time of the new republic, Georgian [style architecture] becomes Federal.” Within that Georgian framework, “there are decorative…

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Picturing the World Trade Center

…from Greenwich Village. Another image from Robert Frish, this one from 1993. On April 5. 1973, the day following the WTC’s Grand Opening, NY Times architectural critic Ada Louise Huxtable

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Celebrity Trees of Our Neighborhoods

…coming to the United States in September of 1965, A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada (1896–1977), the Indian spiritual leader, founded the International Society for Krishna Consciousness in New York. He worked…

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The Hare Krishna Tree

…the center of the park was the site of the birth of the Hare Krishna movement in the United States in 1966. Srila Prabhupada (1896-1977). As the New York Times…

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Suffragists of Greenwich Village

…Change) and lobbied her father for the passage of a constitutional amendment granting women the right to vote. Louise Bryant Louise Bryant and Patchin Place Louise Bryant was a fearless…

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Celebrating National Pastry Day

…The diversity of empanada options is fortunately on full display in our neighborhoods. While this is a far from comprehensive list, Columbian restaurant Nadas at 48 Greenwich Street is one…

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My Favorite Things: Ice Cream Edition!

…sorts of cookies. One of the most interesting things La Newyorkina serves is a Chamoyada. Chamoyada are made with different fruit “ices”, pickled plum sauce called chamoy, salted chile and…

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Changing Fashion of New York

…2nd Avenue, west side between 2nd & 3rd Streets, looking south in 1969. In the late 1960s, spiritual leader Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada arrived in New York to spread his…

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Happy Birthday, Richard Meier

…in Los Angeles, California, Meier had some of his earliest commissions right here in our neighborhood, involving adapting historic, industrial spaces for use by artists.  One we got landmarked in…

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The Humble and Hol(e)y Bagel

…cheddar on multi-grain. Here are the results: Murray’s Bagel (500 6th Avenue @13th Street) In operation since 1996, this Greenwich village institution is the brainchild of Adam Pomerantz, a former…

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Business of the Month: SOS Chefs, 104 Avenue B

…retail customers. Today, Atef and her husband, former chef Adam Berkowitz, preside over a cornucopia of seasonings, spices, and condiments. Their modestly sized storefront contains over a thousand different products….

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Patricia Field’s Village Shops

…the costume designer on TV show Ugly Betty, and for the movie The Devil Wears Prada. More recently, she worked on the first two seasons of the television series Emily…

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Patricia Field’s Village Shops

…the costume designer on TV show Ugly Betty, and for the movie The Devil Wears Prada. More recently, she worked on the first two seasons of the television series Emily…

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The Defiant Lillian Hellman

…that Hellman write a stage adaptation of “The Great Drumsheugh Case,” an episode from William Roughead’s true-crime anthology Bad Companions. Based on an actual incident in Scotland, the narrative arc…

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17 LGBT landmarks of Greenwich Village

…Historic District. 3. Eve Adams’ Tea Room, 129 MacDougal Street   Circa 1940 tax photo of 129 MacDougal Street, courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives In 1925, Eve Kotchever (better known by…

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Bret Harte and 14-16 Fifth Avenue

…it with a 213-ft-tall tower. While we were deeply disappointed by and adamantly opposed the Commission’s decision, we were glad that our advocacy and that of thousands of others who participated…

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September 1st, 1939

…serve as a library until 1911. In the decades between its original use as a library and its adaptive reuse as a theater, the building was home to the Hebrew…

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