As schools adjust to life in a pandemic, this back-to-school season is shaping up to be different than any other before it. Some schools will return to in-person instruction this fall while others will begin the year remotely. The New York City Department of Education announced that public schools will take a hybrid approach this fall, with students attending class in person part of the week and remotely on the remaining days.
Located in the heart of Greenwich Village, Electric Lady Studios opened its doors for business on August 27, 1970. Jimi Hendrix walked through the street-level door at 52 West 8th Street and turned it into an artist’s paradise. Electric Lady Studios was the guitarist's own state-of-the-art recording facility, and he had personally supervised many of its psychedelic details, like the mural of an elfin woman at the console of a spaceship. The studio where subsequent music legends like Stevie Wonder and Black Sabbath went to record was described by studio architect John Storyk as a dream for Hendrix.
Let’s face it: you’re probably itching to break out of your apartment this summer and take advantage of the great outdoors (yes, even in New York City). With 1,700 parks, playgrounds and recreation facilities across the five boroughs, the city has plenty of places for you to stretch your legs and enjoy some fresh air. One of the best ways to enjoy the city’s parks is with a picnic, a favorite summer pastime of many New Yorkers. Here are a few tips for planning the perfect New York City picnic this summer.
New York City has seen a lot of changes over the last few months as we adjust to life under COVID-19. As your local business improvement district, we at the Village Alliance are continuing to support the community with essential services, regular communications and new programs to safely bring the neighborhood together.
A locally sourced farmers market is coming to Astor Place! We are happy to announce the opening of the new Astor Place Greenmarket in partnership with GrowNYC. The market will be located on Astor Place Plaza South across from the Alamo Cube. and will begin for the season on Tuesday, August 11th, continuing through November 24th.
As more and more local businesses reopen after the pandemic shutdown, we’re slowly starting to resume some aspects of our daily lives, like dining out and shopping outside of our homes. The COVID-19 Pandemic is far from over, though, and there are still many steps you can take to reduce your risk of catching the virus or infecting others. Etiquette has changed and there are many things we all must consider before leaving our homes. To make things a little bit easier, here are just a few ways that you can be a good customer to the various businesses ...
Prominent New York City industry leaders in restaurants, nightlife, retail, and economic development have come together once more to advocate for a call to action for the survival of the city’s small business community.
Public plazas are once again open to visitors in Greenwich Village! Enjoy a cup of Astor Plate joe on the Astor Plaza or take a load off on the Ruth Wittenberg Triangle. Please help keep your fellow New Yorkers safe and healthy by wearing a face covering, maintaining six feet of distance and keeping the tables and chairs inside their designated squares on the plazas.
The Village Alliance is happy to partner with the New York City Department of Transportation to bring you Street Feast:8th Street and Street Feast: St. Marks Place. West 8th Street between 5th and 6th Avenues and St Marks Place between 2 and 3 Avenues will be closed to vehicular traffic on Fridays from 4:30 PM to 10:30 PM and Saturdays from 11:30 am to 10:30 PM. Street Feast will take place starting Friday, July 17th and will continue until Saturday, September 5th.
Greenwich Village, it’s time to treat yourself! New York City has hit Phase 3 of the New York Forward reopening plan, meaning that many businesses offering personal care services are once again open for business. While services are limited to those that allow customers to wear face coverings, there are still plenty of ways for you to bliss out at your favorite Greenwich Village salon or spa. And after the stress of the last few months, you definitely deserve a little break.