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March 22, 2016


Business of the Month- Screaming Mimi's, 382 Lafayette Street

Julius's Landmarking Support Grows As 50th Anniversary Approaches

Marlis Momber Oral History Now Available

Business of the Month - Screaming Mimi's, 382 Lafayette Street

Today we feature our latest
Business of the Month — and we need your help selecting the next. Tell us which independent store you love in Greenwich Village, the East Village or NoHo: just click here to vote for your favorite.  Want to help support small businesses?  Share this post with friends.

Can you imagine opening vintage and designer clothing shop in the 1980’s and still running it successfully more than three decades later? Owner Laura Will’s sense of fashion and flair are what keeps Screaming Mimi’s at 382 Lafayette Street filling the vintage needs of stylish folks from near and far.

Do you need something for a 1920’s-style wedding, Burning Man, an 80’s prom, or a Spring-themed Disco? Screaming Mimi’s has it all.  It was after a night dancing and partying at Studio 54 and commiserating with her friend and eventual partner that Laura conceived of venturing into her own business. She came up with a $1,000 dollars, and worried about the $300 a month rent. And where did the name come from?

Read more about why Screaming Mimi’s was nominated and selected to be our Business of the Month.

With GVSHP's "Business of the Month" program, each month a local,
independent business is featured on GVSHP's website, blog and social media, to showcase one of our neighborhoods' great and unique commercial treasures.  We hope it will increase support and patronage, aiding our local small businesses' health and viability.  We're asking you, the public, to nominate your favorite businesses for consideration for our "Business of the Month." To nominate a business just fill in this brief form.  See our past Businesses of the Month here.

Julius' Landmarking Support Grows As 50th Anniversary Approaches

Support for landmark designation of the 1826 building housing Julius’ Bar at 159 West 10th Street/188 Waverly Place is growing, as we approach the 50th anniversary of the Julius’ “Sip In,” the first planned civil disobedience for LGBT rights.  On April 21, 1966, three gay activists challenged state regulations which made it possible to close down bars simply for serving gay people, three years before the Stonewall Riots.  In 2012 GVSHP got Julius’ Bar determined eligible for the State and National Registers of Historic Places based upon this groundbreaking civil rights history, and now we are seeking landmark designation for the site as well.

Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer has recently
lent her support to the cause, joining the seven members of the LGBT caucus of the New York City Council (led by local Councilmembers Corey Johnson and Rosie Mendez), Congressmember Jerrold Nadler, State Senator Brad Hoylman, Assemblymember Deborah Glick, Village Independent Democrats, and Community Board #2.

Would your group like to support the effort?  Sample letters are
here; just let us know.



Marlis Momber Oral History Now Available

Image via Loisaidanext.com

GVSHP has just added an exciting new oral history to our ever-expanding collection. 

Marlis Momber was born in 1943 in Berlin, Germany, and has lived in the East Village/Lower East Side since 1975. Her photographs have documented the struggle and successes of the Puerto Rican and squatter communities living in that corner of Manhattan over the last four decades. Her black & white and color photographs have been used to illustrate national and international publications, exploring issues such as gentrification, urban development, slumlords, arson for profit, affordable housing, urban homesteading, drugs, the arts, and urban crime.

Read or listen to the entire interview, or a highlight clip, here.

This is the latest addition to our
oral history collection, which includes our Preservation Pioneers, South Village, Westbeth, and East Village collections.  These collections include interviews with cultural luminaries and neighborhood trailblazers from Jane Jacobs to Merce Cunningham, Matt Umanov to Jonas Mekas, Frances Goldin to Maria Kenny, Richard Meier to Margot Gayle

Check them out, and share with friends!


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