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Exploring Virtual Village Voices, Part 8: Jackson Pollock, Leontyne Price, and Robert Rauschenberg

…Lafayette to this day. Narrating the audio is actor and comedian Alec Baldwin. https://soundcloud.com/villagepreservation/robert-rauschenberg-village-voices-audio-1?utm_source=clipboard&utm_campaign=wtshare&utm_medium=widget&utm_content=https%253A%252F%252Fsoundcloud.com%252Fvillagepreservation%252Frobert-rauschenberg-village-voices-audio-1 Click here to read more about Robert Rauschenberg. Click here to access all 31 VILLAGE VOICES….

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The Glittering and Gritty History of 24 Bond

…the Stephen Miller Gallery and was Smith and Mapplethorpe’s only joint exhibition. Patti Smith, taken by Robert Mapplethorpe. It is believed that this photo is taken on Mapplethorpe’s 5th floor…

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LGBT History in All Corners: NoHo

…prominent artists who were also gay.  Pop artist Robert Rauschenberg lived and worked at 381 Lafayette Street, where his namesake foundation is now located.  Just around the corner, photographer Robert Mapplethorpe lived…

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2014 Year In Review: GVSHP Programs

…be unearthed. His son, Ned Otter, who archived the collection, will present a slide lecture that explores both newly discovered and iconic images of Otter’s 1960s Greenwich Village. Robert Otter…

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Patti Smith

…at St. Mark’s in the Bowery. Patti Smith with Sam Shepard One of Smith’s most influential and public relationships was with the photographer Robert Mapplethorp.  Smith met Mapplethorpe within days…

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My Favorite Things: Archive Edition

…general population. Caffe Reggio, c. 1965. Robert Otter, photographer © 2012 Ned Otter. This second image, “Caffe Reggio, 1965” is also a favorite from the Robert Otter archive. Caffe Reggio…

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Jimmy DeSana: Sexuality and Subversion

…is often compared to his better known contemporary, Robert Mapplethorpe, who also explored the BDSM scene of lower manhattan. However, Mapplethorpe’s photography often feels “ceremonial and solemn,” while DeSana’s captured…

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LGBTQ+ Pride Through The Decades

…27, 1993. Image by Robert Fisch, from the Village Preservation Historic Image Archive. In 2021, longtime Greenwich Village resident Robert Fisch donated his collection of photographs from the 1980s through today,…

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The Baldwin-Kennedy Meeting of 1963

Robert F. Kennedy Getty Images As we reflect upon the life and legacy of Robert F. Kennedy, his central role in the progress of civil rights in America comes immediately…

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Tribute in Light

‘Tribute in Light’ from a rooftop at 6th Ave & 12th Street. Photograph by Robert Fisch, 2010. Since September 11, 2003, twin pillars of light have pierced the Lower Manhattan…

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Berenice Abbott’s Changing New York

…Art is Berenice Abbott’s New York Album, 1929. The exhibition, made possible by The Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation, Inc. and on view until September 4, 2023, presents a selection of unbound…

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Alvin Baltrop: Photographs of a Dystopian Past

…art scenes. While contemporaries like David Wojnarowics, Peter Hujar, and Robert Mapplethorpe grew more popular during the 1990s and 2000s, Baltrop’s work remained in obscurity on his apartment floor for…

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The Village Independent Democrats Fight NYU

This is one of a series of blog posts which highlights the information found in our Village Independent Democrats collection, added to our Preservation History Archive in early 2024. In 1953, Robert Moses announced plans…

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Picturing the World Trade Center

…by Robert Fisch. The Robert Fisch collection of our historic image archive includes images primarily of the Greenwich Village of his youth in the 1980s, landmarks and familiar sights of…

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Oral History Highlight: Colette Smith Douglas

…against Robert Moses’ proposed Lower Manhattan Expressway, which would have destroyed the neighborhoods of SoHo, Little Italy, and the South Village. Presently she lives on Charlton Street. According to Douglas:…

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Remembering Edith Lyons

…co-founder of the Joint Emergency Committee to Close Washington Square Park to Traffic. Lyons and the JEC led a seven year battle against Robert Moses’ plan to extend Fifth Avenue…

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Bleecker Bob’s

…Village Historic District. It was in the late 1960’s that two men, Robert Plotnik, an attorney, and Al Trommers, a record collector, opened a record store at 149 Bleecker Street….

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East Village Building Blocks Tour: Theaters!

…Lanford Wilson, Harvey Fierstein, and Terrence McNally; directors including Tom O’Horgan, Joseph Chaikin, Robert Wilson, and Richard Foreman; and such actors as Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Richard Dreyfuss, Bill…

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Superblock Sleuthing

…of as a traditional “slum”, it was an area dense with working class families, a characteristic Robert Moses saw as undesirable. In 1956, Robert Moses acquired three city blocks bound…

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31 Literary Icons of Greenwich Village

…a landscape of early 20th-century American culture. Streetview of 107 Waverly Place; Map data © 2019 Google 10. Robert Frost, 107 Waverly Place American poet Robert Frost made his home…

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Visual AIDS Day Without Art

…an AIDS-related illness. Visual AIDS was founded that same year to address the global HIV/AIDS epidemic’s impact on the artistic community. Founded by art critic and writer Robert Atkins, curators…

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Theater Thursday Round Up

…three men: “father of the atomic bomb” J. Robert Oppenheimer (1904-1967), American serial killer H. H. Holmes (1861-1896), and fictional scientist Victor Frankenstein. Featuring original music and sound design by…

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Woman Crush Wednesday: Jane Jacobs

…a citizen who had little power and who wasn’t considered an expert, however, she faced down Robert Mosses not once, but twice in order to maintain the integrity of the…

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Ferlinghetti and Rosset: Censorship-Battling Superheroes

…Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac, and William S. Burroughs, as well as poets like Frank O’Hara and Robert Duncan. Rosset and Grove also published the Evergreen Review between 1957 and 1973,  a literary magazine whose contributors included  Bertolt…

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La MaMa’s Archive of Experimental Theater

…Wilson, Harvey Fierstein, and Terrence McNally; directors including Tom O’Horgan, Joseph Chaikin, Robert Wilson, and Richard Foreman; and such actors as Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Richard Dreyfuss, Bill Irwin,…

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17 LGBT landmarks of Greenwich Village

…the New School in the Village, and began writing for the black newspaper Freedom. In 1953, she married Robert Nemiroff, and they moved to Greenwich Village. It was during this…

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David Bowie, A Fellow Villager

David Bowie outside Tea and Sympathy at 108 Greenwich Avenue, ca. 1997. Born David Robert Jones on January 8th, 1947, the cultural and rock icon David Bowie navigated his way…

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