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Taking on REBNY and Winning

…years! The 112 buildings on 11 blocks protect the city’s distinctive Meatpacking District with its cobblestone streets, warehouses and rowhouses. REBNY strongly opposed this designation, as noted in the district’s…

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Groundbreaking Gadgets on 4th Avenue

…has Beaux-Arts elements, like the elegant cartouche above the doorway, Ionic pilasters flanking the middle stories, and the V-shaped decoration above the windows. This eclectic mash-up of styles makes this…

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Looking Back to When Paris Was Burning

…Street could continue that transformation. GVSHP is working hard to make sure this development is reasonable, appropriate, and includes zoning and landmark protections for vulnerable districts. Find out more about…

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Map It! Looking Back at Lewis Street

Source: Museum of the City of New York online collection. Charles von Urban, 1932. Today on Map It! we’re unearthing some old maps and photos of Lewis Street, which once…

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Groundbreaking Gadgets on 4th Avenue

…like the elegant cartouche above the doorway, Ionic pilasters flanking the middle stories, and the V-shaped decoration above the windows. This eclectic mash-up of styles makes this building extremely unique,…

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The 2017 Spring House Tour is right around the corner!

…Thompson and Charlton King-Vandam Historic Districts here. Read the Sullivan Thompson Historic District designation report here. Read the Charlton King-Vandam Historic District designation report here. Read other designation reports here….

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Sixth Avenue Extension – Before & After

…Federal-style building on the right side with the peaked roof is 15 King Street, part of the Charlton-King-Vandam Historic District. Looking south on Sixth Avenue from Houston Street The following…

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Op-Ed: Preservation Can Help Affordability

…example, REBNY claims that landmarking makes New York unaffordable, and pushes the working and middle class out of our neighborhoods. In the unlandmarked sections of the Village, working factories and…

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Alexander Hamilton and the Village

…here and here. The borders of the Charlton-King-Vandam Historic District include MacDougal Street to the east and runs mid-block on the three streets to the west. Map via the NYC…

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A Photo Here, A Map There

39 and 37 Charles Street in the Charlton-King-Vandam Historic District. Photo from the State and National Register report, but provided by the LPC (1965). We hope you have weathered the…

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The Vice Presidents of the Village

…in 1817 Burr sold it back to Astor, who promptly developed the property. Read the Charlton-King-VanDam Designation Report for more information on this charming and important preserved district. A sketch…

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The WPA’s Hudson Square Home

…at the WPA Headquarters at 110 King Street. Source: Smithsonian Archives. The building at 110 King Street was not only the location of the program’s administrative offices, but also held…

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The Astor Place Riot

…was inflamed by brewing tensions between New York’s upper class and working class. On May 7, 1849, three days before the Astor Place Riot, the well-known British actor William Charles Macready…

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More Historic Images? Yes, Please!

…Street. Looking south across 15th Street at 412-416 West 15th Street, demolished 2009-11 There’s also some great pictures of Chelsea Market when it too was gritty. Looking south across 16th…

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A Genius of Music and Art

…rehearsed for the first time while on hiatus from the Talking Heads. However, Frantz and Weymouth and the Talking Heads got their musical start in the downtown punk and new…

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Happy Birthday, Tom Bernardin!

…Store, working as a candy salesman, though augmented this job with English language teaching.  Eventually he secured a job as an English teacher working for the City of New York…

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Tonight — The Hudson Square Rezoning and You

…While neighboring areas like the Charlton-King-Vandam and Greenwich Village Historic Districts are relatively protected by their landmarked status, the unprotected South Village – the area south of Washington Square Park…

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Village jazz photo collection finds new home

…cabinets in an 1827 town house on Charlton Street, in the Charlton-King-Vandam Historic District. Dan Morgenstern, director of the Institute of Jazz Studies at Rutgers University who presented a lecture…

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Honoring Lucy and Lenny Cecere

…Pompeii in 1949, Lucy and Lenny moved to nearby Sullivan Street. After they bought 51 MacDougal Street (part of the Charlton-King-Vandam Historic District) in 1962, Lenny eventually took over the retail…

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Kitty Genovese and the Village

…his home seeking another victim. The alley behind Kitty Genovese’s building in Kew Gardens. Genovese parked her car in the nearby Long Island Railroad station parking lot and walked towards…

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Labor History in the Village

…locking the doors to the exits to prevent workers from taking unauthorized breaks. The incident led to legislation requiring improved factory safety standards and led to the development of the…

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Happy Birthday, Richard Meier

…2011; the other we hope to save from the wrecking ball and get landmarked quite soon. The larger of these two early Meier projects was the renovation of the former…

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A Tale of Two Times Articles

…voice to “The Proponents” and the other to “The Opponents.” Unsurprisingly, given its many recent attacks on landmarking, the Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY) was prominent among the…

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