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On This Day: New York City Draft Riots

Draft Riots. These civil disturbances rocked New York City and revealed a deep racial and class divide that existed in New York City in 1863, one that was particularly visible…

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May 30th – the original Memorial Day

…violent uprisings commonly referred to as the Draft Riots. Understanding the social and economic causes of these riots, as well as the effects of the riots on subsequent New York…

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Civil Rights History at 92 Grove Street

…in American history, spreading throughout Manhattan. Hundreds of people were killed in these Draft Riots and many more were seriously injured; African Americans were the frequent target of the rioters’…

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The Tompkins Square Park Riots of 1988

…the form of protest and riots in Tompkins Square Park in the East Village. These protests reflected somewhat the shifting nature of the park and the neighborhood at the time….

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The Attica Prison Riots and the Village

The Attica Prison Riots, which took place September 9th through 13th, 1971, rocked the entire country. The bloodiest prison disturbance in recent American history, the riot was unplanned but ignited…

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Irish Parade Riots

…conflict resolution: holiday parade riots. Specifically, Irish immigrants clashed with opposing political forces at parades. While parades may seem a strange venue for physical confrontations, Irish parades have long been…

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17 LGBT landmarks of Greenwich Village

Last year’s Pride Parade outside the Stonewall Inn, via Wiki Commons In late June, New York is in the throes of celebrating the anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, three nights of…

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South Village Landmark Proposal — What’s In?

…the Landmarks Preservation Commission’s draft proposed boundariess. As promised, in anticipation of Monday’s night’s public property owner’s meeting on the draft proposal, today we are looking at what’s in. Hint:…

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Black History Month: Alex Haley

…of Minetta Lane and Minetta Street Sites of the 1863 “Draft Riots,” the largest civil disturbance in American history which resulted in the deaths of at least 119 people, mostly…

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Lincoln and Memorial Day

…New York City Draft Riots in July of 1863, and Abraham Lincoln’s funeral procession through Union Square on April 25, 1865. The city and its citizens felt the heated emotions,…

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2014 Year In Review: GVSHP Programs

…transgender community and its struggle for equality. Stonewall 45 is made up of panels that combine text and imagery to tell the story of the Stonewall Riots and their significance:…

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The Long Road To Our Landmarks Law

…of our city, but disheartened by the growing number of billboards that were impinging upon it. To this end, in 1913, he drafted the “Patrimony of the People Clause,” which…

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Hugh Ferriss Lived Here

…the name, you probably are familiar with his work.  “Ferriss was the master draftsman of his time of the American metropolis, both real and ideal,” according to Carol Willis, Executive…

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The Astor Place Riot

Astor Place Riots, from www.boweryboyshistory.com Recently we have been running a series in Off the Grid on the Village as the birthplace of modern drama.  NoHo has its own history…

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Pride Week 2013 wrap-up

…that ends its route where the gay-rights movement began, Greenwich Village. By now everyone knows the story of the 1969 Stonewall Riots that happened on Christopher Street in Greenwich Village,…

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Kitty Genovese and the Village

…was eventually captured and sentenced again. He participated in the 1971 Attica prison riots, and argued before parole boards that the notoriety of his crime made him a victim. He…

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Why “Double Designate” Stonewall?

…large country mansion stable, many people now primarily view the building as the home of the gay bar, the raid upon which sparked the Stonewall riots, protests, and demonstrations which…

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Save the Village!

…his camera and be off for the latest photo op. An unidentifed group of young poeple celebrate outside the boarded-up Stonewall Inn (53 Christopher Street) after riots over the weekend…

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The People, United, Will Never Be Defeated

…folk musicians were embroiled in the Beatnik Riots. Washington Square was a key site in giving beatniks and other offbeat Villagers a place to call home – and have their voices heard. Today,…

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Village Pride & LGBT Establishments

…on the Stonewall Inn. The riots that followed over the course of three days are widely considered to be the single most important event leading to the modern gay, lesbian,…

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The Most Picturesque Sites in The Village

…park has a long and colorful history of riots, rebellions, and political protests. Many may not know that Washington Square Park once had cars running through it. The Greenwich Village community…

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The Gay Activist Alliance is Founded

Gay Activist Alliance Firehouse. On December 21, 1969, the Gay Activist Alliance (GAA) was founded.  Almost exactly six months after the Stonewall Riots, the group was founded by Marty Robinson, Jim…

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Now That’s a Beautiful Wall!

…a public space by the State Legislature. Protests and demonstrations throughout the years have included a pro-Union rally at the beginning of the Civil War, anti-draft protest during the Civil…

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59 Bleecker Street – Art Deco in NoHo

…architect for this building was Frederick Henry Klie. Klie was born in New York City in 1888 to German-born parents. He attended Cornell University and began his professional career drafting…

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Oral History: Claire Tankel

…it became official: the park would remain closed to traffic. Later, Stanely was appointed to the Mayoral study committee to draft legislation for a landmarks law to protect historic structures….

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The Old New Guy (gal) at GVSHP

…Intro to Public History class on research for presentations as part of GVSHP’s Public Programs, and drafting letters and testimony for the designation of four “last chance” landmarks.  These were…

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Village People: Jane Jacobs

…She finally left the Village in 1968, tired of fighting the City of New York, and worried about her two sons, who might be drafted to fight in the Vietnam…

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Village People: Crystal Eastman

…for the Pittsburgh Survey, and her 1910 report, ‘Work Accidents and the Law’ resulted in the first worker’s compensation law, which she herself drafted. She later worked as an investigating…

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Union Square: Activism by Design

…another Civil War rally in 1863 when Irish immigrants gathered in the park to riot against the draft. These rallies collectively furthered the identity of Union Square as an active…

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