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Remembering the former Pennsylvania Station

…and ‘Save Penn Station.’ (Photo by Walter Daran/Hulton Archive/Getty Images) On August 2, 1962, a group of concerned citizens protested in front of Pennsylvania Station, the McKim, Mead, and White…

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Penny Arcade: Art Creator, and Conservator

…a part.  Our oral history with Penny was launched with the Village Preservation program “Penny Arcade Herself, Celebrating Her Village Preservation Oral History.” Penny Arcade, also known as “Queen of…

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Historic Station Sequel

Last week, amid the news of an added connection between the Broadway-Lafayette and Bleecker Street subway stations, we offered you the history of the Bleecker Street station, which is listed…

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“Flaw Fixed” at a Historic Station

…ground between the Broadway-Lafayette and Bleecker Street stations, capped by an extra MetroCard swipe.” The new honeycomb color-changing lights of the revamped Bleecker Street station. This decades-old inconvenience ends today. …

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2024 Village Awardee: Penny Arcade

Village Preservation is very proud to honor Penny Arcade as a 2024 Village Awardee! Join us in recognizing Penny and five other amazing awardees at Village Preservation’s Annual Meeting and Village…

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A Subway Substation — Then and Now

Substation 235 at Greenwich Avenue and Horatio Street in 1933. Image via NYPL. The familiar view above, taken in 1933, looks north on Greenwich Avenue (at Horatio Street) toward 14th…

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Three Stops on Christopher Street

…a temporary World Trade Center station in November 2003 lessened crowding and the need for new entrances at the Village stations. NYC Subway The last station to enter service on…

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A new mayor means a new administration

…since that fateful time of the demolition of Pennsylvania Railroad Station 50 years ago, which will focus on how each administration, and each Landmarks Preservation Commission, handled the preservation challenges…

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50 Years of Historic Preservation

…of NYC Landmarks 50 to see more. Demolition of Penn Station 1966 source: www.nydailynews.com We have written in the past here on Off the Grid about the demolition of the…

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Woman Crush Wednesday: Jane Jacobs

…replacing them. 1963: American writer Jane Jacobs (L) and architect Philip Johnson (R) stand with picketing crowds outside Penn Station to protest the building’s demolition, New York City. Placards read:…

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Fashionable Architecture

…the demolition of Pennsylvania Station, the McKim, Mead & White masterpiece that still haunts the city’s memory. The obliteration of Penn Station was the most dramatic example of a process…

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The Long Road To Our Landmarks Law

On April 19, 1965, New York City passed its landmarks law. While credit for passage of this law is often attributed to the demolition of Penn Station, the tragic loss…

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Buildings Sliced by Seventh Avenue South

…a continuous connection between the new Penn Station at 32nd Street and Lower Manhattan. The plan had followed several years of discussion, and was also devised to help facilitate the…

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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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New Kid on the Block

…the right, the owners recognized that they had created a distinctly new building that uniquely responded to its historic surroundings—though we can’t agree that it makes losing Penn Station any…

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The New Deal is Still Living

…houses the renowned Theater for the New City. COOPER STATION POST OFFICE The historic Cooper Station post office at Fourth Avenue and 11th Street (originally known as Station ‘D’) was…

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2014 Year In Review: GVSHP Programs

…Biography Project. This event is for GVSHP members only. Listen to Penny Arcade and Lenny Kaye recount their memories of the Village, from Penny’s wonderment as she first set eyes…

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Happy Presidents’ Day

…Commissioner for the City of New York Police Board from 1895-97. The 9th Police Precinct Station House, located at 131-137 Charles Street and pictured above, was the first station house…

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The Vice Presidents of the Village

…Charles Street and pictured below, was the first station house in the city to be built during his tenure with the police department. The station house was designated as part…

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Graphic Designer Extraordinaire, Milton Glaser

…the original ceramic patterns of 1904 station mosaics—and made installations at the station’s underground level. To learn more about the history and architecture of the Astor Place station, click here….

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W.P.A. Anniversary

…W.P.A.’s efforts throughout the Village and East Village. Cooper Station Post Office (built 1937) One is the Cooper Station Post Office at 93 4th Avenue (corner of East 11th Street)….

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Happy Birthday, Paul Robeson

…and Robeson were unable to find a landlord willing to rent them an apartment in Greenwich Village, and he would have to travel to Penn Station or even Harlem to find…

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Many Layers of History Throughout 2018

…Beyond the Village and Back: Penn Station September Many Layers of History at 9th Street and 5th Avenue November Nighthawks by Edward Hopper (1942). Many Layers of History at 7th…

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A Preservation Pioneer at 100

…the wake of the destruction of Penn Station in 1963 which galvanized New York’s preservation movement. You can read the article HERE. The Public Theater, formerly the Astor Library Interestingly,…

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Putting Historic Images On The Map

…and interior detail Remember when there was more than one gas station in Greenwich Village? Take a look at these images of Joe’s Friendly Service Station: Joe’s Friendly Service gas…

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The Weight of Demolition Waste

…history. Next on the chopping block is another massive haul of C&D waste that will result from the demolition of the Hotel Pennsylvania for PENN 15, a 1,200-foot tall commercial…

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Exploring Virtual Village Voices, Part 3: cummings, Cunningham, and Draper

…designed by Penny Hardy, PS New York The audio is narrated by actor, filmmaker, and Village resident Edward Norton. https://soundcloud.com/villagepreservation/ee-cummings-village-voices-audio?utm_source=clipboard&utm_campaign=wtshare&utm_medium=widget&utm_content=https%253A%252F%252Fsoundcloud.com%252Fvillagepreservation%252Fee-cummings-village-voices-audio Click here to read more about e.e. cummings. Merce Cunningham…

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My Greenwich Village Story

…here because you could be creative and free, two of the most important things,” Penny Arcade said of the Village. Thanks to Penny Arcade and the rest of the Greenwich…

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GVSHP Oral History: Gloria McDarrah

…a family of Ukrainian immigrants. They later moved to 108 East 4th Street and then to Lebanon, Pennsylvania where her father worked in the garment industry. Gloria visited New York…

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When Valentines Were Works of Art

…New Yorkers weren’t just sending valentines in February. Printers’ shops, as well as smaller stationery stores, often had displays year-round advertising their attractive valentines. 19th-century New Yorkers could have strolled…

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How Greenwich Village Saved Piet Mondrian

…who promoted abstraction in painting, furniture design, and architecture. Spurred on by the disaster and devastation of the First World War, which lay waste to countries and empires which had…

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59 Bleecker Street – Art Deco in NoHo

…buildings were replaced by gas stations and garages, and the ground stories of a number of store and loft buildings were converted to automobile showrooms and repair shops. Located at…

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Downtown Underground: A Look at Subway Art

…any of the magnificent architecture above our heads.  But there is also art beneath us, in dozens of subway stations throughout the five boroughs, including right here in Greenwich Village….

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