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Manhattan Snaps: Pete Seeger for preservation in 1988

From the Jan. 14, 1988 issue of The Villager, legendary folk singer Pete Seeger sang, joked and told stories at a Sunday afternoon event at The Church of St. Luke in the Fields, 487 Hudson St. The article, by Richard Thompson, noted that Seeger and fans were supporting “Save the Village,” a group dedicated to […]

The June 28, 2000 issue of The Villager included photos of the 31st New York City Lesbian and Gay Pride March, which drew half a million participants and spectators. First Lady Hillary Clinton marched in the parade, while her GOP rival in the senate race, Congressmember Rick Lazio, chose to campaign Upstate. In this photo, […]

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The front page of The Villager on May 20, 1971, included a story about Villagers sweeping up in the neighborhood with large brooms as part of a program to clean up Greenwich Village. It was Community Planning Board 2’s Environment and Sanitation Committee’s kick-off event in the effort, and included over 50 Villagers, Boy Scouts […]

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In recent years, it seems like there is construction wherever you turn in Greenwich Village and throughout Manhattan. But this may be a case where everything old is new again, as this Con Edison ad in the Sept. 3, 1959 issue of The Villager seemingly addresses peoples’ complaints about frequent construction and digging. It partly […]

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In the April 2, 1987 issue of The Villager, some 200 activists marched through the East Village and Lower East Side as part of a campaign to get drug dealers out of their neighborhoods. Organizers, including Cooper Square Committee and other groups, said that a bad problem had gotten worse lately.

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The front page of The Villager on Jan. 21, 1982, featured a photo of a demonstration by the United Farm Workers, which was held in the snow outside the Grand Union supermarket at LaGuardia Place and Bleecker Street. “The protest against non-union Andy Boy broccoli,” the caption read, “was attended by approximately 20 people who […]

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The Jefferson Market Library building has a long and storied history, including being built in 1876 as a courthouse and a preservation effort starting in 1960 to save the Venetian Gothic building. Before the current building and tower were built, there was a previous Jefferson Tower, pictured above, that was made of wood, according to […]

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The Dec. 9, 1971 issue of The Villager featured a photo of past carolers at the Christmas tree in front of the Washington Square Arch. The caption read, “An old photo, a good old spirit.” The issue noted that the Village Christmas tree had been decorated by the Washington Square Association going back to 1924. […]

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A story on the front page of The Villager on Oct. 12, 1989, described about 80 people protesting outside Crazy Fantasy Video at 331 Sixth Ave., between West 3rd and West 4th Streets. The shop had opened two weeks earlier, and protesters were upset over the pornographic materials being sold, chanting “Get out now!”

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This photo, from the Nov. 13, 1980 issue of The Villager, shows a tenant rally in Tompkins Square Park. The photo was part of a story about tenant activists in Loisaida fearful that large-scale real estate speculation in the area would force rents up and local residents out. Brent Sharman, an organizer with the group […]

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