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13 June 2013


Newsletter Available


GVSHP's Blog Surpasses 150,000 Visitors!

Historic Plaque Unveiling Marking PFLAG Founding on June 23rd

New GVSHP Newsletter Available


The latest issue of GVSHP's newsletter, The Anthemion, is now available on-line


Find out about our efforts to preserve the South Village, the impact of the Hudson Square Rezoning, the latest East Village preservation news, and more on our ongoing battle against the NYU expansion plan.


Past issues of The Anthemion are available HERE.



GVSHP's Blog, Off the Grid, Surpasses 150,000 Visitors!


GVSHP's blog passed an important milestone this past month -- since its launch in February of 2011, more than 150,000 unique visitors have come to the site, to find out more about the Village and East Village's past and present, culture and cuisine, art and architecture. The blog has received nearly a quarter million views!


GVSHP's blog is updated daily with news and juicy tidbits about our neighborhoods. You can explore by geography, date, or topic. Some popular recent posts include Views of Gansevoort Market, Block Drug Store: 2013 Village Award Winner, More Evidence of Historic Cemetery Under Endangered Church, Map It! Minetta Street, Lane,...and Place?, and South Village Reminiscing.


You can also answer burning questions like When Was My Building Built?, What's the oldest building in the Village?, What is a landmark?, and Is Gay Street really 'gay'? 


You can sign up to get new post e-mailed to you or subscribe to the blog. We hope you'll join hundreds of thousands of others and explore Off the Grid, and enjoy!

Historic Plaque Unveiling Marking the 40th Anniversary of PFLAG Founding on June 23rd

Celebrate LGBT Pride and History Month by joining GVSHP, PFLAG (Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays), and the Church of the Village on Sunday, June 23rd at 11:45 A.M. for the unveiling of a historic plaque marking the founding of PFLAG forty years ago at the church. Earlier this spring we joined PFLAG and the church in memorializing PFLAG founder Jeanne Manford, who died this year at the age of 92.   


A mother and school teacher from Queens, Jeanne Manford held the first meeting of what came to be PFLAG at the church after marching in the Christopher Street Liberation Day March (now the LGBT Pride March) with her son and Dr. Benjamin Spock, carrying a sign that read "Parents of Gays Unite in Support for Our Children." Forty years later, PFLAG has 350 chapters and more than 200,000 members, and has affected countless lives. 


The Church of the Village is located at 13th Street and 7th Avenue, and the historic plaque will be permanently affixed to its front entrance. The unveiling, which will take place in front of the church, is open to all, but if you'd like to join us, please RSVP to or 212-475-9585 x35.

Learn more about the Village's LGBT history here and our plaque program here.

You help make it happen!




Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation

232 East 11th Street, New York, NY 10003 / (212) 475-9585