Month: May 2023

Renaissance Street Singers

Since 1973 The Renaissance Street Singers of New York have sung 15th and 16th Century music a capella on the sidewalks and in the public places of New York, especially in the quiet spaces of Greenwich Village (the above photo was taken just outside the Cherry Lane Theatre).

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Village Trivia. A Most Unusual Parapet

The three homes were all built in 1861 for George P. Rogers. One displays the segmental-arched window lintels with heavy cornices of this period. The other two houses have different floor levels and square-headed sash with single vertical muntins.

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Welcoming Words

I believe many people are interested in more deeply understanding and celebrating who and what the Village was and is now as well as what we are becoming. It appears to me that VV is already adding its own resources to that possibility.

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Vintage 1890s Bicycle

Something old, something new appeared on our street in mid-April, in the form of this non-conformist biker. Styled like a vintage 1890s bicycle with its huge front wheel and tiny rear wheel, the rider has to climb up to get to its seat

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Input Needed on Affordable Housing

Plans are being formulated to construct a 100 percent affordable housing development on a vacant city-owned lot at 388 Hudson Street at Clarkson Street. Input is needed on key elements of the plan

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Tree sleeper

Coming upon this bizarre sight in the Hudson River Park one morning, at first it looked like someone had hung out a blanket to dry, but as we approached, we saw the foot with shoe dangling out of the edge

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How to Save the Greenwich Village We Knew and Loved

We must help bring back the young artists and people who made the Village special. They lived in the Village and worked here in the clubs whether they were on stage or waiters and cooks. Let’s not forget our seniors, who made the Village an artist’s community when they were younger. Without them the Village is not the Village. It’s just another expensive place in the city.

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Gansevoort Market District Avoids Disaster

To stop this potential disaster from destroying one of the oldest intact corners of Lower Manhattan, the community and city went to work, demanding the developer to restore (the intact 19th century painted signage on the buildings

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The Tribute in Light memorial is lit annually in remembrance of loved ones lost. The Display is made up of 88 vertical searchlights arranged in two columns of light to represent the Twin Towers destroyed in the terror attacks on 9.11.2001. Photo by Bob Cooley.

Characters of the Village

  • Rick Kelly, Carmine Street Guitars
    Ever since Rick Kelly was growing up on Long Island and at Bay Shore High School, he was influenced by his machinist father and his German immigrant grandfather’s woodworking hobby in Brooklyn.

Village Pet Pages

  • Corcoran’s First Annual West Village Charity Dog Walk
    A while back I wrote a column about a fun day coming to the West Village for dogs. (Also, cats but dogs are the main focus as cats cannot really be walked on leashes.) This event, “Uniquely Dogs,” will raise money for underprivileged pets, primarily dogs. So, I want to bring you up to speed and let you know what the event will look like and how it will be run.