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The Death and Life of Louis Sullivan

…a Beaux Arts aesthetic referred to as “The White City.” This imperial vision turned its back on Sullivan’s distinctly modern and American style. Where Sullivan sought to express and impress…

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The Baldwin-Kennedy Meeting of 1963

…was at hand. James Baldwin photo Magnolia Pictures Baldwin first met Kennedy at the storied White House dinner in April of 1962 which honored American winners of the Nobel Prize….

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GVSHP 2016 Book List & Holiday Gift Ideas

…private opinions that divided abolitionists. It describes the network of black and white men and women who were vital links in the extensive Underground Railroad, conclusively confirming a daily reality….

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A Campus Comparison

A comparison of Stanford University’s campus (orange) and NYU’s ‘core’ (purple outline) in Greenwich Village. As part of its massive proposed Village expansion plan, NYU is seeking to build 2.5…

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Stormé DeLarverie: Village Guardian

…mother who was a servant to a white homeowner in New Orleans, DeLarverie was never given a birth certificate because interracial marriage was illegal in Louisiana. Instead, she chose her…

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Greek Revival Lesson Continued

…the very grand white marble stoops also have heavy white marble balustrades. The sidewalls of the stoops vary quite a bit, and sometimes were topped by ironwork along the slope…

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Civil Rights History at 92 Grove Street

…struggle, but illustrates the same race-based violence African Americans faced across the centuries. In July 1863, angry white working-class New Yorkers began a protest against the new federal draft that…

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Why Isn’t This Landmarked?: 815 Broadway

…with an unusually high emphasis – for the period – on cleanliness and hygiene. Their novel design format included white tiles, white uniforms, and waitresses instead of then-common waiters. Within…

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Dorothy Day

…this rotten, decadent, putrid industrial capitalist system which breeds such suffering in the whited sepulcher of New York.” Such are the words of the “radical Christian,” Dorothy Day, who is…

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Janis Joplin and Greenwich Village

…surrounded by middle and upper middle class white southerners, who disapproved of a white teenage girl having such interests. Despite their disapproval, she began performing the blues for the first…

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Three Stops on Christopher Street

…painted a wintry, slushy scene under and around the station. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt selected the artwork, Christopher Street, Greenwich Village to hang in the White House, and the painting…

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The Legacy of The Brownies’ Book

…reports would have on Black children learning about their culture and history, as well as on any hatred toward white people. In 1919, he announced the launch of a new…

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Celebrating Flag Day!

…the Second Continental Congress: “Resolved, That the flag of the thirteen United States be thirteen stripes, alternate red and white; that the union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field,…

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Jimmy DeSana: Sexuality and Subversion

…collection of grainy black and white nude photographs of DeSana and his friends, cast against a domestic landscape in playful poses. For the rest of his career, he would continue…

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Women’s History and Our Civil Rights Map

…Court. Prior to Sotomayor, only two non-white justices, Thurgood Marshall and Clarence Thomas (both African Americans), had served, and only two women: Sandra Day O’Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg (both…

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The Life and Lithographs of Laurie Ourlicht

…York Life Insurance Building in Tribeca at 346 Broadway, which was designed by McKim, Mead, and White (the architects for the Washington Square Arch and the historic Pennsylvania Station).  Laurie…

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How Greenwich Village Saved Piet Mondrian

…which had evolved from colorful landscapes, to geometric representations, to the form for which Mondrian became most famous — white or neutral backgrounds with a few simple black lines at…

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The African Grove Theater

…and Houston.  Brown’s African Grove Theater was located near a theater serving a white audience, the Park Theater, with which it often competed. While the African Company would often put…

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Looking Back to When Paris Was Burning

…including Sundance, the Berlin International Film Festival, and the Toronto International Film Festival. It introduced largely-white audiences, both gay and straight, to cultural phenomena including voguing, shade, and reading —…

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A ‘Crazy’ Weekend

(l. to r.) Stacey Nelkin, Joshua White, Jesse Kornbluth, and Miles Chapin discuss the film and East Village music and performance scene of the 60’s and 70’s after the film….

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The Illuminated Village

…Rouge, and the owners, who collaborated with D’Lugoff on the club’s opening, adopted the old sign as well. Kudos! Illuminated signs of bars like the White Horse Tavern (Hudson and…

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Gansevoort Plaza Designs Revealed

white bollards, traffic stripes, planters and movable tables & chairs. According to the DOT, the number of bollards and white stripes fits their minimum requirements for traffic control and safety….

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On This Day: New York City Draft Riots

…avoid service. Because African-Americans were not considered citizens, they were not allowed to serve. Thus the act exacerbated tensions building from the Civil War, further enflaming white New York City…

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Welcome Aboard, Lannyl Stephens

…Theatre. A native of Louisiana who grew up in Texas, Lannyl is a truly transplanted New Yorker. In fact, she likes to quote E.B. White: ‘There are roughly three New…

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The Village Under Siege – By What?

…emergence of new cultures in mainstream, often white, society. Although only 23 years ago, it’s sometimes hard to imagine that those quoted are talking about the same neighborhood as the…

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Richard Wright in Greenwich Village

…first African American authors to protest the treatment of black Americans by white Americans, and would greatly influence an entire generation of African American writers. Iconic works such as Native…

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10th Street, A. T. Stewart, & Ladies’ Mile

…Street. “…in Italian palazzo style, the five-story exterior, painted white, was majestic with street-level sheets of plate glass between tall Corinthian columns and, above, four tiers of 84 identically arched…

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Village People: Arthur Garfield Hays

…Scottsboro trials – a series of trials involving nine young Black men in Alabama, who were accused  of raping two White women in 1931. This trial was appealed many times,…

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Bob Dylan’s South Village

…Gerde’s, the Gaslight Café, the Commons, the Folklore Center, the Kettle of Fish, and the Whitehorse Tavern by night and Café Borgia, Café Cino, and Caffe Reggio, the first coffeehouse…

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