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GVSHP 2016 Book List & Holiday Gift Ideas

…of urban mythology. Punks, hippies, beatniks, squatters, junkies, derelicts, and anarchists—the entire pantheon of urban demigods—gambol through a grungy subterranean Elysium of dive bars, cheap diners, flophouses, and shooting galleries,…

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It Happened Here: Album Covers

…the Ramones made Extra Place an emblem of the nascent punk movement when they shot the cover for their third album, ‘Rocket to Russia,’ there in 1977. There’s little sign…

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A History of the East Village in 10 Objects

…for “Country Bluegrass Blues and Other Music for Uplifting Gormandizers” actually belied the club’s status as an incubator for underground groups in the punk and rock scene. The Ramones, Blondie,…

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A History of the East Village in 10 Objects

…& OMFUG, which stood for “Country Bluegrass Blues and Other Music for Uplifting Gormandizers” actually belied the club’s status as an incubator for underground groups in the punk and rock

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Buddy Holly’s Greenwich Village

Rock and Roll as it emerged in the 1950s. His impact on music and musicians resonates to this day, and those who cite him as a direct influence include the…

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Music in the Village Past and Present

The former Cafe-Au-Go-Go. Photo via Rock Cellar Magazine. A recent post by Rock Cellar Magazine entitled “Rock Meccas of NYC: What Are They Now?” had us here at Off the…

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Honorary Street Names: 2nd Avenue

…some of the biggest acts in rock music at the time.  Graham’s Filmore East was colloquially known as “The Church of Rock and Roll,” with two-show, triple-bill concerts several nights…

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Nico Captured by Fred McDarrah

…Underground, the avant-garde rock group that he managed. In 1966, after touring with the multimedia extravaganza dubbed the Exploding Plastic Inevitable, the band recorded its debut album, The Velvet Underground &…

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Remembering the Ritz

There are a number of legendary rock venues in our neighborhood, many an integral part of the 1980s NYC club scene. One of the leading ones was ‘The Ritz,’ located…

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Old Village Matchbooks

…for Trude Heller’s, a rock club on 6th Avenue and 9th Street, features a little illustration of the proprietor herself. Accounts of the day say that Trude’s featured live rock

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A Brief History of “Rent”

…East Village during the AIDS epidemic in the mid-to-late 1980s. This legendary rock opera, an updated version of “La Boheme,” celebrates the the once-Bohemian community of the East Village and…

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Lady Gaga’s Greenwich Village

…Gaga exiting the Electric Lady Studios On August 26th, 1970, an iconic staple was introduced to the rock and roll scene on 8th Street in Greenwich Village.  Created by Jimi…

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Patti Smith

…neighborhoods. And none are so rocking as the amazing Patti Smith. Singer, songwriter, and poet Patricia Lee Smith was born on December 30, 1946, in Chicago, Illinois. She was the…

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The Attica Prison Riots and the Village

The Attica Prison Riots, which took place September 9th through 13th, 1971, rocked the entire country. The bloodiest prison disturbance in recent American history, the riot was unplanned but ignited…

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The Beats: A South Village Tour

…Neil Diamond, Linda Ronstadt, Etta James, Stevie Wonder, and Simon and Garfunkel. The Bitter End once staged folk “hootenannies” every Tuesday and now calls itself “New York’s oldest rock club”. Beat…

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Cafe Wha & The Fugs

…world music under the direction of Menachem Dworman. Menachem’s son Noam brought back the rock music format in 1987 (Menachem and Noam went on to own and operate the Comedy…

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Pete Seeger Anniversary

…inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in the category of early influences. According to his Rock and Roll Hall of Fame bio, “Pete Seeger’s contribution to folk…

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Village People: Jane Jacobs

…were so keen to get rid of had reason of its own, and should be respected. She continued her criticism and study with a grant from the Rockefeller Foundation, finally…

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Small Business EVERYday

…is this, a Norman Rockwell painting?” Of course life is not a Norman Rockwell painting. But the other night we did a program with photographers James & Karla Murray, who…

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The Doors at the Fillmore East

On March 22, 1968, the legendary rock band The Doors performed at the East Village’s fabled Fillmore East. The performance is considered one of the most iconic in the band…

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In Memoriam: The Big Man

…would drive the ten miles north to Asbury Park and be engulfed in the land of the Boss. I’d pass by the Stone Pony, considered one of the greatest rock

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149 Second Avenue

…Avenue with a relative. Upon admittance to Bellevue Hospital for emphysema, Nash refused to part with a beloved rocking chair she had brought with her all the way from Killarney,…

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Village Preservation in the Press

…3 Punk: Keine Zukunft im CBGB’s, ORF-Radiothek, February 1 Village advocates side with city, challenge NYU rezoning lawsuit, NYU News, January 27 Marte, community groups file motion to stop NYU’s…

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