Sharing stories of our neighborhoods’ incredible history and colorful characters
Doctors In The House: Blackwell Sisters and Dr. Rebecca Cole, Bleecker Street
Here we look at women medical pioneers Elizabeth and Emily Blackwell and Dr. Rebecca Cole. In times of great uncertainty or need, special people emerge to address challenges that face us all. Often it starts with the plight of the most vulnerable among us, which if not attended, can spread to the larger society. This Women’s History Month we took a look at such special figures — women who lived and worked in our neighborhoods and set an example of perseverance, education, and healthcare for all — Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell here sister Emily and their colleague Dr. Rebecca Cole.
Favorite Clubs of Greenwich Village and the East Village
Since we can’t go out or listen to live music, here is a look back at some of our favorite clubs and performance spaces in Greenwich Village and the East Village. From the all African American performances of the Savannah Club to the 80s hot spots Pyramid Club, the first drag landmark in addition to The Ritz and Webster Hall, we hope you will enjoy this dance down memory lane. Link to the African American Guided Tour of the neighborhood mentioned in this episode here: bit.ly/AfricanAmericanTour
Abstract Expressionism and Greenwich Village
The Rise of Abstract Expressionism, focusing on two of the most prominent early figures in the field. Hans Hoffman and Jackson Pollock both lived and created in GreenwichVillage at a pivotal time for the art world. Enjoy the images on the original blog posts at: gvshp.org/blog/2019/03/21/hans…ann-and-the-village/ and gvshp.org/blog/2020/01/17/why-…-of-jackson-pollock/
Amelia Earhart: Aviatrix, Feminist Fashionista, Villager
Aviatrix Amelia Earhart is a household name for shattering a record-breaking 18,415-foot glass ceiling in her airplane. Almost as famous is her mysterious disappearance during her attempted around-the-world flight in 1937. Earhart was less a household name for her other qualities and achievements, which we celebrate today: a staunch and vocal feminist, an author, a social service worker, a fashion icon, and, for a time, a Greenwich Village resident.