Village Preservation also has a long list of online resources and tours that celebrate LGBT history which can be accessed from the comfort of your home.
Community Affairs Officer Detective Jaime Hernandez of the 9th Precinct has spent 31 years building relationships of trust and mutual respect with the East Village’s diverse and sometimes contentious communities. At a time when society is taking a hard look at our police and criminal justice system, Jaime has built a highly regarded reputation throughout his career as someone who builds bridges, listens, and works closely and collaboratively with the communities he serves. Read the rest of this entry »
Thompson Alchemists is not just a regular neighborhood pharmacy. This unique family-owned and operated pharmacy does far more than fill your prescriptions. They have all kinds of essential daily and beauty products, and host live performances and jam sessions — it’s all part of their holistic approach to creating a community and soothing the soul. We are proud to announce that Thompson Alchemists is one of our 2020 Village Award winners!
In recent weeks, probably more than ever, New Yorkers have come to cherish their local pharmacies. Already places of community comfort where the local pharmacist knows your name, they were friendly and sometimes lifesaving places, even in less tumultuous times. While the city is re-opening in phases, pharmacies have stayed open through this whole pandemic. And while that may be easily taken for granted given their professionalism and dedication, that does not obscure the risks they took in opening every day to serve us. An example: Ali Yasin, the founder of New York City Pharmacy, located at 206 1st Avenue between 12th and 13th Street, lost his life at the age of 67 in May from Covid. In recognition of his service and sacrifice, and all his pharmacy continues to do, New York City Pharmacy is our June Business of the Month.
It was a project like no other before. The first subsidized housing for artists in the United States, offering affordable housing and work space in New York City, Westbeth is a large scale adaptive reuse of an industrial building for both artistic and residential purposes. And it celebrates 50 years of life this year.
We are proud to highlight the remarkable history of Westbeth throughout this year on its golden anniversary. Today’s post is in memoriam of all the African American artists who lived and worked at this place of great diversity and creativity. We honor and salute them for the contributions they made to our society and hope that our post will encourage you to take a further look at their work and their lives.
November 13, 1930 – November 10, 2006