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Manhattan Snaps: Tenant rally in Tompkins Square Park in 1980

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 […]

The front page of The Villager on Jan. 12, 1989, included a photo from a fundraiser for a LaGuardia memorial project, which Friends of LaGuardia Place hoped would lead to a statue for Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia on the Greenwich Village block. Pictured in the photo is Anna Clark, one-time secretary to LaGuardia (1882-1947), who was […]

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The front page of The Villager on June 1, 1972, featured photos of Greenwich Village kids at play. One of the captions read, “If you think the kids keep busy, imagine how this swing set felt. It never had a rest with youngsters utilizing the top, the bottom—and the air in between.” Another caption read, […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | The Dec. 23, 1971 issue of The Villager featured an article with the headline, “Art Groupies Invade SoHo For Benefit Auction.” The auction at the LoGiudice Gallery was to raise money for Sundance, a new magazine for news, art and poetry. The event brought out some big names, including Allen Ginsberg, […]

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This photo is from the front page of the Oct. 29, 1987 issue of The Villager. The caption read: “Youngsters from the Village Neighborhood School model some of the Halloween masks they have created for their own Halloween Parade, set for Friday at the Sullivan Street school. The route of march will take the kids […]

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This photo of the Queensboro Bridge, also known as the 59th Street Bridge, is from 1910. The bridge had been completed just one year earlier, opening to the public on March 30, 1909 and having a ten-cent toll to drive over. At the time, the bridge was the fourth-longest in the world and was called […]

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In The Villager’s Dec. 2, 1971 issue, Greenwich Village resident Ed Schroeder fed friendly pigeons in Washington Square Park on a quiet afternoon, according to the caption. “Ed stops in the park almost every day at noon,” the caption continued. “’They like peanuts the best,’ he said. ‘They’re great, aren’t they?’” -Gabe Herman

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The front-page illustration of the Sept. 15, 1955, issue of The Villager depicted Patchin Place, a gated cul-de-sac off of West 10th St., between Sixth and Greenwich Aves. The caption read: “Charming Patchin Place: Looking toward the entrance gates on 10th St. Former residents were poets and writers. Once inside the gates one gets away […]

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The June 10, 1982, issue of The Villager included this photo, showing remnants of the old West Side Elevated Highway. The viaduct had closed in 1973, the same year as the opening of the new World Trade Center, seen in the background, at left. The old highway was fully dismantled by 1989. It was replaced […]

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A photo of the Outdoor Art Show on Fifth Ave. was on the front page of The Villager on June 8, 1972. The caption noted that the show had drawn thousands of visitors to Greenwich Village the previous weekend.

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