In This Issue: 

Village Voices Interactive Exhibit Gets Rave Reviews, Up Until October 13

VILLAGE VOICES, Village Preservation's public interactive outdoor exhibition, is up until October 13, and has received quite a lot of attention so far!

Using 21 shadowboxes containing photographs and artifacts placed throughout Greenwich Village, the East Village, and NoHo, VILLAGE VOICES celebrates history-making people, places, and moments from our neighborhoods’ past. Current Village residents including John Leguizamo, Edward Norton, Joel Grey, Norman Reedus, Kathleen Chalfant, Alec Baldwin, and many more have recorded insights into the neighborhood’s trailblazers, which can be accessed via QR codes located at each installation. Several boxes also feature augmented reality visuals.

See recent coverage in the New York Times, on NY1 News (also here), in Women’s Wear Daily, and on

With a little over two weeks left before it comes down, you won’t want to miss it. Be sure to share with friends and neighbors, and be sure to join us in celebrating the incredibly rich and expansive history of innovation, progress, and wonder connected to our neighborhoods.

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New Village Preservation Plaque Honors Anaïs Nin at 17 East 13th Street, #SouthOfUnionSquare

On Monday we unveiled our 17th historic plaque, marking the former personal printing press of writer Anais Nin at 17 East 13th Street in the area South of Union Square.

Anaïs Nin, a renowned author whose diaries, novels, short stories, essays, and volumes of erotica have influenced countless artists and activists, operated her personal press here during a seminal period in her career. She self-published some of her first works here, personally directing all aspects of the printing process, including the selection of typeface, paper, and engravings, which she regarded as an extension of her creative process and writing. This early work helped launch Nin’s career, connecting her to larger publishers and audiences. We were joined at the virtual unveiling by Nin publisher Paul Herron, Nin scholar and friend Suzanne Nalbantian, and Anaïs Nin Foundation Board Member Steven Reigns. Watch the video here, and see images here.

  • More about the area South of Union Square here.
  • More about our historic plaque program here
  • More about 17 East 13th Street here and here.

Business of the Month:
Beasty Feast, 327 West 14th Street

Your input is needed! Today we feature our latest Business of the Month — help us select the next. Tell us which independent store you love in Greenwich Village, the East Village, or NoHo: click here to nominate your favorite. Want to help support small businesses? Share this post with friends.

We all need friends to help shore up our psychic health as we confront the travails of modern urban life. For many of us, those friends are covered in fur (and not because they don’t shave). And for those wanting to show such friends how much you appreciate their wet-nosed companionship, there’s no better place to do so than our September 2021 Business of the Month, Beasty Feast, located at 327 West 14th Street. This longstanding local standby has, for almost half a century, supplied the needs of our four-legged neighbors and occasionally even for their relatives visiting from throughout the city and beyond. Currently the largest independent pet supply store in town, Beasty Feast offers an unparalleled selection of products, as well as several indispensable services. Whatever your needs, you’re certain to find something there to wag your tail about.

Read all about them here …

What special small business would you like to see featured next? Just click here to nominate our next one. Thank you!

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