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Irish Parade Riots

…people who were arrested were all Irish. The newspapers, as was typical at the time, blamed typical Irish rowdiness for the violence and chastised the Irish for marring this patriotic…

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Celebrating Irish Heritage On the Town!

…the infusion of important gathering places and civic centers that the Irish brought to our shores: The Irish Pub. New York City’s drinking culture has been shaped by Irish pubs…

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Irish Churches of the Village

…Village, the Church of Saint Brigid-Saint Emeric was founded by Irish New Yorkers for an expanding Irish population. Originally known as St. Brigid’s, the church was built by notable Irish-American…

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Irish Churches of the Village

The University Parish of St. Joseph on Sixth Avenue was erected for an Irish congregation. It seems that on St. Patrick’s Day, everyone is Irish or of Irish descent. The…

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Irish Bars of the Village

Image via mrdennehys.com As we approach St. Patrick’s Day, we realized we’ve discussed Irish churches, Irish heritage, Irish parade riots, and have written about cool East Village bars,  East Village sports…

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Celebrating Irish History

March is Irish American History Month, and of course tomorrow is St. Patrick’s Day. What better time to explore the rich Irish history of Greenwich Village, the East Village, and…

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Our Irish Heritage

…that program. One of the teams talked about the Irish immigrants and how they celebrated St. Patrick’s Day. So Happy St. Patrick’s Day to all our Irish (and Irish-for-the-day) friends!…

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Celebrate Irish History & Heritage Month

March is Irish-American History & Heritage Month, and St. Patrick’s Day is just a little over a week away. No better time to explore and celebrate the incredibly rich Irish

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Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day

…in Union Square, circa 1874; Library of Congress We dove into our archives for videos of past programs focusing on the rich history of the Irish immigrant and Irish American…

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GVSHP 2016 Book List & Holiday Gift Ideas

…a bygone community while honoring the victims of that forgotten day.       Image courtesy of Amazon. Margaret Lynch-Brennan- The Irish Bridget: Irish Immigrant Women in Domestic Service in…

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On This Day: New York City Draft Riots

…white, mostly Irish immigrant workers and blacks, who were often in competition for jobs. Tensions came to a head on July 13, when German-speaking artisans, native-born Protestant journeymen, and working-class…

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Immigration and the Village

…of the Irish Potato Famine, from 1845 to 1851, brought 1.5 million Irish to the United States, a third of which settled in New York City. This past Off the…

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2014 Year In Review: GVSHP Programs

As we near the end of 2014, we thought we’d look back on the several dozen exciting lectures, book talks, exhibitions, walking tours, forums, panels, and community meetings conducted by…

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Our Lady of Greenwich Village

…drivers. Their talk will range from the Irish waterfront that inspired On the Waterfront to the churches, like St. Brigid’s, that anchored the Irish community, to famous Irish New Yorkers…

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St. Patrick’s Day Wrap-Up

…more low-key way. Of course the Village was historically a home for many Irish immigrants beginning even before the Irish potato famine in 1845. This is most evident in the…

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Touring the Churches of the East Village

…St. Brigid’s Church was constructed in 1848 by immigrants to serve the growing Irish Catholic community in the East Village during the Irish famine migrations. The church, built by shipwrights…

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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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Neighborhood History

…of immigrant groups including French, Irish, and Italian, the area experienced a rise in Bohemianism and a departure of the fashinonable set, who were now moving northward towards Fifth Avenue…

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Prohibition Hits The Village

…original gritty, mysterious, nature. McSorley’s Old Ale House 15 East 7th Street, East Village McSorley’s is perhaps New York’s most famous historic bar. It was opened in 1854 by Irish

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Celebrating Washington’s Birthday

…the growing Irish Catholic immigrant population that was beginning to flourish in Greenwich Village. During these years Cooper Union would give speeches on “Americanism;” while different each year, they would…

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Map It! 7th Street Place

…8th Street. The church was constructed from the late 1840s to 1856 by Irish immigrants and designed by notable Irish-American architect Patrick Keely. The alley was situated within the Leanderts…

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A Decade of Preserving Historic Houses of Worship

…Far West Village to Alphabet City, and housed congregations with Irish, Polish, Italian, German, Russian, Polish, Bohemian, and Jewish roots, among others. These ecclesiastical structures are more extensively catalogued in…

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GVSHP Oral History: Maria Kenny

…music venue located on Bleecker Street from 1977 until 2012.  Pat Kenny, the founder and original owner, was an Irish immigrant who moved to NYC and started the original Kenny’s as…

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Lost Saints of the Village

…Village landmarking proposal St. Veronica’s was built to accommodate the growing congregation of St. Joseph’s, as the Irish population of longshoreman who worked along the docks of the Hudson River…

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May 30th – the original Memorial Day

…York and compete with them for jobs. Rivalries already existed between Irish and African-American laborers who were among the poorest of all New Yorkers. (In March of 1863, a group…

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Celebrating Our Neighborhoods’ Immigrant Heritage

…such as Little Ukraine, Asian-American immigration, the Italians of the South Village, a tour of Jewish History in the Greenwich Village Historic District, Irish immigration history, and the forgotten Hungarian enclave featuring the lost Goulash Row….

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Tragedy on Second Avenue

…on the eastern portion of the tax lot (c. 1875-76). It featured neo-Grec ornament including the incised detail at its window lintels. The 1900 Federal census shows families of Irish

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Maria Kenny

The child of Irish immigrants, Maria Kenny (b. October 25, 1963) grew up in the Bronx and Greenwich Village. Her father, Pat, was owner of the Village music club Kenny’s…

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