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  • King’s Assassination Began Fifteen Year Quest for a National Holiday

    On April 4, 1968, Martin Luther King Jr. was shot as he stood on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee. Witnesses point towards the fleeing gunman moments after King was shot. This ended the life of one of the 20th century’s most […]

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  • Follow-Up: The Minetta Place That Could Have Been

    Last week, as part of our Map It! series, we featured the long-forgotten Minetta Place, which used to be located on the block just west of Minetta Street and south of Minetta Lane. Our former Director of Preservation & Research, Elizabeth Finkelstein, asked what exactly […]

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  • Map It! Minetta Street, Lane, and…Place?

    We’re gearing up for tomorrow’s LPC public meeting in which the commissioners will vote to “calendar” the proposed South Village Historic District. With this in mind, we thought we’d take a look at some buildings that once existed in the proposed area as part of […]

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  • King’s Assassination Began Fifteen Year Quest for a National Holiday

    Forty-five years ago today, Martin Luther King Jr. was shot as he stood on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee. This ended the life of one of the 20th century’s most revered and influential figures.  It also began a fifteen year campaign […]

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  • South Village Tenement to Become Single-Family Mansion?

    Neighborhoods like Greenwich Village contain many houses built for merchant families in the 19th century, converted to multi-family housing (usually for immigrants) decades later, and then converted back to single-family housing in more recent decades. However, a recent Department of Buildings filing may indicate what […]

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  • Happy Birthday Blowin’ In the Wind

    On July 9, 1962, Bob Dylan recorded “Blowin’ In the Wind,” a song destined to become an anthem for a generation, and for the transformative civil rights and peace movements.  Dylan is said to have written “Blowin’ In the Wind” at the Fat Black Pussycat […]

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