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The Second Avenue El

…Street, 1942 First Avenue looking north from East 9th Street, 1942 First Avenue looking south from East 9th Street, 1942 First Avenue looking north from East 12th Street, 1942 For…

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Women’s History #SouthofUnionSquare

…working-class neighborhoods — including East Harlem and Brownsville, Brooklyn — that were otherwise lacking in strong healthcare options. International Workers Order logo. Photo courtesy of Wikipedia. In 1936, the IWO…

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31 Literary Icons of Greenwich Village

…speaking across the globe, author and activist James Baldwin had a profound impact upon 20th-century culture beyond just the written word. He was part of the 1963 March on Washington…

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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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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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Aaron Copland and Friends

Charlton and Sixth Avenue, the Greek Revival brick row house sits on the edge of the Charlton-King-Vandam Historic District. While Copland only lived in our neighborhoods for a couple of…

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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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For Sale: 264 East 7th Street

…cross the Atlantic Ocean. With one swing of the wrecking ball, 170 years of history were obliterated. 326 & 328 East 4th Street The Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) is considering…

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Stormé DeLarverie: Village Guardian

A self-proclaimed “gay superhero,” Stormé Delarverie (≅ December 24, 1920 – May 24, 2014, Pronouns: she/her in public, he/him in performance) was a drag king, bouncer, and neighborhood activist who…

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A Civil Rights Activist and the Café Society

…segregation on interstate busing. Early on Rustin recognized the strength of Martin Luther King Jr.’s leadership and helped organized the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, of which King was the first…

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Ghost Sign: 310-312 East 11th Street

…automobile age the stables on East 10th Street were converted into a parking garage for cars in 1924. This was quite common at the time. Early parking structures were generally…

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Was My House a…Brothel?!

…The map identifies the brothel locations based on pocket guide books for gentlemen seeking female “companionship” from that century. This map also offers other information including the proprietess’ names, types…

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Surprises of Our Spring House Tour Benefit!

…Henry J. West, a clerk.  All three men were also volunteer firefighters.” Hugh King In 1881 Hugh King, an Irish immigrant, purchased both townhouses and converted them into a general storefront…

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Preserving the Past is Female!

…in the 1930s through to the mid-1950s. In the 1960s, Haynes began curating a collection of drawings, photographs, sketches, and building descriptions for Greenwich Village, the (future) Charlton-King-Vandam Historic District,…

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Oral History Highlight: Colette Smith Douglas

…against Robert Moses’ proposed Lower Manhattan Expressway, which would have destroyed the neighborhoods of SoHo, Little Italy, and the South Village. Presently she lives on Charlton Street. According to Douglas:…

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Immigrant Heritage Week

…Here at GVSHP, we held a walking tour on Tuesday, April 17th to honor that history. On April 17th, 1909, 11,747 immigrants entered the U.S. through Ellis Island, more than…

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Welcome Aboard, Harry Bubbins

…which fought proposed public subsidies for a business that would increase truck traffic and pollution, block waterfront access, and unfairly compete with smaller local businesses.  Working to preserve the rich…

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My Favorite Things: Archive Edition

…me looking through the archive of Robert Otter, a photographer who captured the Village’s vibrant and bohemian character from 1960 to 1972. I was happy to spend time looking through…

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Meet the Fall 2023 Interns!

Village Preservation’s team is a strong one – we’re lucky to have a group of interns who are looking to gain experience in historic preservation in a non-profit environment. We usually…

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135 East 2nd Street, Then & Now

Walking along East 2nd Street, between Avenue A and First Avenue, you might have noticed a historic building that, in terms of its age and style, seems out of context…

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FABulous East 4th Street

…in 2001 as a coalition of arts & community groups working together to save their homes on East 4th Street, where many had been based for several decades. Founders included…

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The Humble and Hol(e)y Bagel

…In preparation for his new career, he familiarized himself with the bagel making process by working as an apprentice from 2am to 11am at a traditional New Jersey bagel baker….

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Law & Order: Historic Images Unit

…Oral History Project, we found some early and striking photographic records of one of the Village’s biggest legal institutions — NYU’s Law School. The image above is from 1950 and…

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Changing Fashion of New York

…5, & The Godfather Part II). Delancey Street looking north on Orchard Street, with Cohen Fashion Opticals in the 1960s. Carole not only captured the everchanging landscape of New York…

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My Favorite Things: Poets Edition

…writer took the job thinking he would be working on the acclaimed Collier’s Weekly magazine, he ended up being placed in their mail order book department placing shipment orders, work…

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It Happened Here: 80’s Music Videos, Part Deux

…City, Pre-Pastis, Pre-Whitney Museum Meatpacking District (which was, at the time, an actual meatpacking district).  While a few incongruous shots of Downtown L.A. and Hollywood (the ultimate 80’s hair band’s…

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Another Chase? Don’t Bank On It

…be seen vividly in the reflection, there is indeed a Chase Bank right across the street. Let’s see this from a better vantage point: Looking east on 10th Street from…

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Meet the Interns, Fall 2021

…City Planning course) spurred me to get involved with Village Preservation. I’m looking forward to learning the inner workings of such an incredible advocacy non-profit, but more importantly I’m looking

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Very Superstitious…

On October 28, 1972, Stevie Wonder released his album, Talking Book recorded at Electric Lady Studios at 52 West 8th Street. Rolling Stone Magazine’s review of the album at the…

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