Tag: Oscar Wilde Bookshop

The Legacy of the Stonewall Riots

The infamous raid on the Stonewall Inn occurred at 3am on June 28th, 1969, and was followed by five nights of ongoing protests. These events came to be known as the Stonewall Riots or Uprising, which is considered to be a …

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Disappeared LGBT Sites: Oscar Wilde Bookshop and St. Vincent’s Catholic Medical Center

On June 23, 2015, The Stonewall Inn, the place where the modern lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) rights movement was born, was officially designated a city landmark, becoming the first landmark designated by New York City soleyor primarily based …

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Coping With the Disappearance of Beloved Places

On some level, whether it’s top-of-mind or just part of the mental wallpaper, the consciousness of a Greenwich Village lover is often occupied with mourning. You walk the ever-changing streets past the locations of the café you used to love, …

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Wilde poses in 1882 for photographer Napoleon Sarony. Courtesy of the George Eastman House.

Happy Birthday Oscar Wilde

Irish writer Oscar Fingal O’Flahertie Wills Wilde was born October 16, 1854. The author of many short stories, plays such as The Importance of Being Ernest and The Duchess of Padua, and the novel The Picture of Dorian Gray, Wilde …

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