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The first image of a trans person that left an indelible impression on me was a still of Venus Xtravaganza, a twenty-something transgender drag ballroom performer, standing on the Christopher Street Pier, in Greenwich Village. I wasShow More Summary

The Trans Community Of New York's Christopher Street Opens Up

5 days agoNews : Huffington Post

The first image of a trans person that left an indelible impression on me was a still of Venus Xtravaganza, a twenty-something transgender drag performer, standing on the Christopher Street Pier, in Greenwich Village. I was fifteen at...Show More Summary

Restaurant Review: At Mimi, French Food Is a Celebration of Appetite

An updated version of the bistro New Yorkers dream of finding in Greenwich Village.

Staten Island-Born Denino's Pizzeria Opens In Greenwich Village This Week

On Wednesday, the first Manhattan offshoot of outstanding Staten Island pizzeria Denino's will open on MacDougal Street, nearly a year after the family revealed the new franchise location. The grand opening celebrations begin on July 13th and run until Saturday, July 16th, when a new borough learns the excellence of one of the restaurant's savory thin crust pies. [ more › ]

How The 'East Village' Got Its Name

The East Village wasn't always called that, it was simply part of the Lower East Side until the mid-1960s. At that time the area began changing, with artists getting priced out of Greenwich Village and moving into the area, which was mostly populated by working class immigrants. Show More Summary

Restaurant Review: At Nix, Vegetables Get a Dash of Sex

This Greenwich Village restaurant joins a growing number of vegetarian places that celebrate verve more than virtue.

A Long-Ago Interview with Dave Van Ronk About the Blues

Dave Van Ronk, who was known as the Mayor of MacDougal Street, would have been eighty today. I met the monumental figure of the nineteen-sixties Greenwich Village folk scene in 2000, at Caffe Vivaldi, on Jones Street. It was his usual spot. Show More Summary

Stonewall Inn Is Officially Dedicated As a National Monument

New York City capped off Gay Pride weekend with the historic dedication of the Stonewall National Monument. On Friday, President Obama officially designated the bar, Christopher Park, and the 7.7-acre stretch of Greenwich Village to memorialize the site of the 1969 protests. Monday's ceremony celebrated the creation of the first ... More »

President Obama Declares Stonewall Inn First National Monument to LGBTQ History

last monthArts : Hyperallergic

Today the beige Stetson hats of the National Parks Service (NPS) will start appearing at the Stonewall Inn on Christopher Street in Manhattan's Greenwich Village, as the site was declared a national monument on Friday.

George Segal 'Gay Liberation' sculptures touched up for NYC Pride

last monthNews : NY Daily News

Greenwich Village’s beloved “Gay Liberation” statues got a little buffing Friday ahead of Pride Week.

Let’s not forget the man behind the Stonewall monument to LGBT history

President Obama has made it official. The Stonewall Inn, Christopher Park across the street from it and surrounding streets in Greenwich Village will be our nation’s first national monument that celebrates the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community. For it was there in the early hours of June 28, 1969, and for the next […]

Obama Makes Stonewall America’s First LGBTQ National Monument

In early May, news broke that President Barack Obama’s administration, through the National Park Service, was making moves to designate New York’s Stonewall Inn and a surrounding slice of Greenwich Village a national monument. It would be the first to mark a site of importance in LGBTQ history. Show More Summary

Retail's Dirty Open Secret: Store Traffic Declines Are Shaking Up The Shopping Experience

Years ago, an editor told me about the day computers replaced typewriters at Fairchild Publications’ storied old Greenwich Village newsroom in New York City. The newfound silence was deafening. Although lighter shopper footfall has yet to hush the corridors of the nation’s malls, bit the bit, traffic declines are poised to [...]

Greenwich village bars draw mourners, share profits for Orlando shooting victims

Greenwich Village’s famed gay bars have seen an increase in business since the attack on Orlando’s Pulse nightclub, and several say they will be donating a portion of their profits to... To view the full story, click the title link.

Man working at NYC high school arrested for groping 18-year-old

last monthNews : NY Daily News

A paraprofessional working at a Greenwich Village public high school was arrested Tuesday for groping an 18-year-old female student.

This Greenwich Village Restaurant Will Only Serve Meals In Glass Jars

Food packaging is definitely out of control—why are most sandwiches cocooned in two types of wrapping?—the result of which are floating islands of trash in our rivers and other water sources. Reusable and recyclable alternatives areShow More Summary

"Doctor Strange" Film Synopsis Touts Powers, Origin & Greenwich Village Setting

A new synopsis for Scott Derrickson's "Doctor Strange" film draws a lot of parallels to the source material.

Chroma Lives: This is What a Tasteful Condo Showroom Looks Like

last monthArts : Art Fag City

The Yorkville neighborhood is to Toronto what the Upper East Side’s Park Avenue is to New York. In a word: bougie. Back in the 1960s, it looked considerably different; as Canada’s equivalent to Greenwich Village, it was known for its...Show More Summary

LGBT Americans have always lived under the threat of violence. Will Orlando force straight people to acknowledge it?

Three years ago, Mark Carson was walking with a friend in Greenwich Village, the Manhattan neighborhood that birthed the contemporary LGBT movement. It was a Friday night in early spring; they wore cut-off shorts and cowboy boots. When they turned a corner onto West 8th Street, a group of men appeared...

Man Sentenced To 40 Years-To-Life In Prison For Hate Crime Murder Of Greenwich Village Gay Man

The man who was found guilty of fatally shooting a 32-year-old gay man in Greenwich Village has been sentenced to 40 years-to-life in state prison. Elliot Morales, 36, was convicted in March of killing 32-year-old Mark Carson in May 2013; he was found guilty of murder as a hate crime, menacing a police officer and possession of weapon. [ more › ]

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