Tag: Ida Tarbell

Strange Bedfellows Happened on West 9th Street: Ida Tarbell, Hans Hofman, and Margot Gayle

When conducting research for our Greenwich Village Historic District 1969-2019 Maps and Tours, we discovered that investigative journalist Ida Tarbell, artist Hans Hofmann, and one of our favorite preservationists, Margot Gayle, all lived in the same building at 38-44 West …

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They Lived on West 9th Street : Maurice Sendak

They Lived on West 9th Street: Maurice Sendak is the 2nd in a series. Did you know that in the early 1960s, American illustrator and writer Maurice Sendak (June 10, 1928-May 8, 2012) lived at No. 29 West 9th Street? …

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They Lived on West 9th Street: Ida Tarbell

Ida Tarbell (November 5, 1857 – January 6, 1944) was a trailblazing writer and investigative journalist –  although she famously did not like the term “muckraker” — who is best known for exposing the corrupt business practices of John D. …

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Happy Birthday Greenwich Village Historic District!

Note: This is an updated version of a post originally written by Drew Durniak Map of the Greenwich Village Historic District. Click to enlarge. On April 29th, 1969, Mayor John Lindsay was still smarting from the botched cleanup of the …

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