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MacDougal-Sullivan Gardens for Sale

…February 27, 1790, when the land upon which MacDougal-Sullivan Gardens now stands was first put up for sale as building lots. Of course the history of MacDougal Sullivan Gardens goes…

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Walk & Draw: MacDougal-Sullivan Gardens

On Saturday, GVSHP held a second Walk & Draw event, this time to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the MacDougal-Sullivan Gardens historic district.  Artist Nick Golebiewski led participants down the…

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The Death and Life of Louis Sullivan

Sullivan’s brilliant juxtaposition of geometric and curvilinear forms of nature. Not even this final burst of brilliance could save Sullivan, however. While the store opened in 1922, Sullivan did not…

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MacDougal, Sullivan, & Thompson

…6th Avenue, then you’ll cross 3 alphabetical streets: MacDougal, Sullivan, and Thompson…” But by simply crossing these 3 streets you are doing yourself a disservice. Explore them instead! Named for…

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LGBTQ History: MacDougal Street

(This post is the first of a series on the history of the LGBTQ community in Greenwich Village.) MacDougal Street It is easy to assume, in the aftermath of the…

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Landmarks50: Sullivan’s Only NYC Skyscraper

…Building is the only Sullivan-designed building in New York City, and expertly manifests the architect’s motto of the skyscraper as a “proud and soaring thing.”   Sullivan was an important leader…

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The Gardens Less Travelled

…lovely little oasis at 16 East 2nd Street, and is one of the 39 (yes, 39!) community gardens found within the modest confines of the East Village. Per the garden’s website,…

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Parks and Gardens

It’s summer and the flowers are in bloom! We are so lucky to have so many parks and gardens in Greenwich Village and the East Village, where we can enjoy…

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Sullivan-Thompson, a District of Immigrants

The recently landmarked Sullivan-Thompson Historic District is one of the first historic districts in New York City so designated almost exclusively based upon its immigrant history and working-class architecture. As…

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Village Parks and Gardens Round-Up

Gardens Preservation Includes Community Gardens, and More Mary, Mary, quite contrary, how does your garden grow? Flowers and books for a summer day When Greenwich Village was farmland This Weekend,…

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43 MacDougal Street: A Happy Ending At Last?

Five years ago we wrote about the terrible, deteriorating conditions at 43 MacDougal Street, a landmarked, 1846 Greek Revival townhouse at the corner of King Street in the King-Charlton-VanDam Historic…

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Touring the Gardens of the East Village

…neighborhood by creating gardens and green spaces. She and the Green Guerillas pioneered the ‘seed bomb’ method of taking over vacant and abandoned lots––tossing balls of soil, fertilizer, and seeds…

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Call 311 About 43 MacDougal Street!

GVSHP and neighbors have long suspected that there might be squatters living inside 43 MacDougal Street, the deteriorating, 1846 landmarked building about which we’ve blogged before. Yesterday neighbors woke up…

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2014 Year In Review: GVSHP Programs

…Shrine Church of St. Anthony of Padua 154 Sullivan Street (corner of West Houston Street) The Shrine Church of Saint Anthony of Padua on West Houston and Sullivan Streets in…

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What’s So Special About the South Village?

…Minetta Lane (South Village Historic District — designated 2013; Sullivan Street (Sullivan Thompson Historic District — designated 2016) Village Preservation kicked off its campaign to honor, document, and seek landmark…

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Honoring Lucy and Lenny Cecere

…help, plan to attend the meeting on April 5 (we’ll share the location when available). This map indicates 51 MacDougal Street and the portion of MacDougal Street we propose to rename In…

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A Proud and Soaring Thing

…Loan hired Louis Sullivan, who had recently completed the Guaranty Building in Buffalo, and on September 17, 1897, plans were filed to begin construction of this architectural marvel. Louis Sullivan

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The South Village’s Italian Heritage

…church and its surroundings were landmarked as part of the Sullivan-Thompson Historic District. Google Street View of 77 MacDougal Street Tiro A Segno, 77 MacDougal Street This private club established in…

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NoHo Historic District Becomes a Reality

…in Beaux Arts, Classical Revival, Gothic or Romanesque, Sullivan was an architect who looked instead to the present – or the future. Sullivan’s Bayard-Condict Building, photo courtesy of NYPL The…

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Law & Order: Historic Images Unit

…and West 3th Street and MacDougal Street and Sullivan Street was razed to accommodate the new building project. The image is part of the Nat Kaufman Collection, which was generously…

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Time to Celebrate the Twins

…Street, at the corners of MacDougal and Sullivan Streets, respectively. 100 west 3rd is painted a sharply contrasting brown and yellow, while 116 is all a sandy beige. 100 West…

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The Beats: A South Village Tour

…Village Historic District, designated in 2013; the listing of the larger National Register of Historic Places “South Village Historic District”; and several individual landmark designations on MacDougal and Sullivan Streets….

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Folk Music in Greenwich Village: 1953-1961

…that continually drew in younger musicians. Dave Van Ronk, ‘The Mayor of MacDougal Street. Early in 1957, Izzy Young opened the Folklore Center at 110 MacDougal Street, selling records, books,…

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June is Gay Pride Month

…Landmark Designation Report Designated June, 2004, nominated by GVSHP and the NY Landmarks Conservancy. This report includes the history of early lesbian and gay establishments on MacDougal Street. 129 MacDougal

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Alexander Hamilton and the Village

…has us reflecting back on Village history and preservation related to the famed New Yorker (and his rival, Aaron Burr). 54 MacDougal Street, pre-demolition 54 MacDougal Street Located in the…

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Kitty Genovese and the Village

On March 13th, 1964, Kitty Genovese was brutally raped and murdered in Kew Gardens, Queens. The crime, and Kitty Genovese’s name, became symbols of much more than this one savage…

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Historic Preservation at Risk!

Sullivan Gardens, the St. Mark’s Historic District, SoHo, and Westbeth, as well as districts as diverse as Bedford-Stuyvesant and the Grand Concourse, Jackson Heights and Park Slope. Without landmark designation, many…

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Reform Housing in the South Village

…mid-century, presumably to symbolize cleanliness. 132-136 Thompson Street   150-152 Sullivan Street For the latest news on the South Village including the newly calendared Sullivan Thompson Historic District, click HERE….

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Tenements of the South Village

…Street between Sullivan and Thompson Streets, 1933. Courtesy of NYPL. Although it abuts SoHo, the Sullivan-Thompson historic district is quite distinct from its eastern neighbor both historically and architecturally.  SoHo…

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LGBT History in All Corners: NoHo

…architect Louis Sullivan’s only work in New York, the Bayard-Condict Building, is located at 65 Bleecker Street in NoHo.  Sullivan is considered the “father of modernism,” and is a key figure…

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Helen Keller’s Village Activist Life and Legacy

…former Perkins student Anne Sullivan, herself visually impaired. It was the beginning of a 49-year-long relationship during which Sullivan evolved into Keller’s teacher and companion. Young Helen Keller with Alexander…

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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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