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In Memoriam: Ada Louise Huxtable

Ada Louise Huxtable, photographed by Alfred Eisenstaedt for Life Magazine, 1974. (image courtesy of Dwell) Yesterday, legendary architecture critic Ada Louise Huxtable died at the age of 91 at Memorial…

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Ada Louise Huxtable’s New York

March 14, 2021 marks what would be Ada Louise Huxtable’s 100th birthday. Huxtable (1921-2013), a native New Yorker, was a pioneer in architectural criticism, and a champion of livable cities….

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Adapting “Adaptive Re-Use”

Rick Kelly of Carmine Street Guitars gives new meaning to the term adaptive reuse The term adaptive reuse is used by architects and preservationists to describe the process of adapting…

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Louise Bryant

…studio in which to write and paint. Portrait of Louise Bryant by John Henry Trullinger By 1915, Louise was a star in Portland, but was dissatisfied living a bourgeois life…

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Adaptive Reuse in Chelsea

Simply put, adaptive reuse is defined as the process of adapting old structure for new uses.  From a preservation perspective, adaptive reuse is often a wonderful way to preserve historic…

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A Look Back at the Public Theater

…the city’s more notable white elephants, fated to go the way of Penn Station and the Brokaw mansion”, in the words of well-known critic Ada Louise Huxtable in a fascinating…

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NoHo Historic District Becomes a Reality

…well-known critic Ada Louise Huxtable in a fascinating 1966 New York Times article. Entitled “A Landmark Saved: Historic Building Scheduled for Razing Is Rescued With Aid of City’s New Law,” the article describes…

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Great NYC Museums Go #BeyondTheVillageAndBack

…Times architecture critic Ada Louise Huxtable noted that the inverted ziggurat-like structure had quickly become “the most disliked building in New York.” However, Huxtable also wrote that the building was…

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Adams’ “City of Yes,” now making its way through public review and approval, are extremely concerning, and some are cloaked in mystery and lack clarifying information. They all are built…

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LGBTQ+ Pride Programs Roundup

Adams ran Eve Adams Tea Room on MacDougal Street in the South Village. Adams’ work caught the attention of the young U.S. Bureau of Investigation, leading to her surveillance, arrest,…

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The Federal Style Explained

…New York, Ada Louise Huxtable described the Federal style as refined and decorous, “the architecture of good breeding and good manners.” To help understand and appreciate the Federal style and…

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The Federal Style Begins

…“After the Revolution,” wrote Ada Louise Huxtable in Classic New York, “in the time of the new republic, Georgian [style architecture] becomes Federal.” Within that Georgian framework, “there are decorative…

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Picturing the World Trade Center

…from Greenwich Village. Another image from Robert Frish, this one from 1993. On April 5. 1973, the day following the WTC’s Grand Opening, NY Times architectural critic Ada Louise Huxtable

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Accomplishments

…support dozens of small businesses throughout our neighborhoods, we co-produced the Crisis and Adaptation report analyzing retail trends and challenges in the East Village, and grew our Business of the…

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Village Preservation in the Press

…Loft Owners Are Voluntarily Complying With the SoHo/NoHo Zoning Laws Eric Adams Won’t Enforce?, Hell Gate, October 25 Interview with Village Preservation Executive Director Andrew Berman, WBAI, October 3 Historic…

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The Hare Krishna Tree

…the center of the park was the site of the birth of the Hare Krishna movement in the United States in 1966. Srila Prabhupada (1896-1977). As the New York Times…

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Celebrity Trees of Our Neighborhoods

…coming to the United States in September of 1965, A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada (1896–1977), the Indian spiritual leader, founded the International Society for Krishna Consciousness in New York. He worked…

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Suffragists of Greenwich Village

…Change) and lobbied her father for the passage of a constitutional amendment granting women the right to vote. Louise Bryant Louise Bryant and Patchin Place Louise Bryant was a fearless…

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217 East 5th Street – Rear

…exterior staircase including the 2nd and 3rd floor landings and doors to create ADA access to each level; and new rooftop bulkhead with ADA access to outdoor rooftop deck. 2)…

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Changing Fashion of New York

…2nd Avenue, west side between 2nd & 3rd Streets, looking south in 1969. In the late 1960s, spiritual leader Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada arrived in New York to spread his…

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My Favorite Things: Ice Cream Edition!

…sorts of cookies. One of the most interesting things La Newyorkina serves is a Chamoyada. Chamoyada are made with different fruit “ices”, pickled plum sauce called chamoy, salted chile and…

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