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Author: Matt

Henry Highland Garnet and the Village

On December 23, 1815, African-American abolitionist, minister, educator, and orator Henry Highland Garnet was born into slavery. Garnet escaped his bondage and worked hard to fight for himself and the … Continued

    Ernest Flagg Roundup!

    On November 12th, 1968, Firehouse Engine Co. 33 at 44 Great Jones Street was designated a New York City landmark.  The design of the firehouse, a “distinguished example of French … Continued

      Halloween Has Gone to the Dogs!

      The Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade has been a much-loved event in the East Village since the 1990s.  This year’s parade was initially canceled, but then moved to the East … Continued

        Basque & Bank

        October 25 is the Day of the Basque Country, the national holiday of the Basque Autonomous Community.  But did you know that 82 Bank Street was once a major hub for … Continued

          Happy Pi Day!

          Happy Pi Day! Every year on March 14th is the celebration of the mathematical constant Pi (π) as the month/day (3/14) matches the first three significant digits of π (3.14).  … Continued

          GVSHP 2016 Book List & Holiday Gift Ideas

          In 2016, the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation held approximately 15 book-related programs. Each author related their insights, perspectives, and tales of Village history and beyond, showing the multifaceted depth … Continued

          Village Purr-servation

          At GVSHP, we’re proud and protective of many of our community’s more well-known residents.  Recently, one of them was attacked in a high traffic online forum, sparking widespread outrage…