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Oral History: Maria Kenny of Kenny’s Castaway

In 1977, Pat Kenny opened Kenny’s Castaways at 157 Bleecker Street, a “dusty and dim New York music club” which for 36 years welcomed some of the most iconic performers in music. The legendary venue closed its doors in 2012, …

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Upper East Side Farmhouse to Village Treasure- 121 Charles Street

On March 5, 1967, a rather unusual new arrival made its way to the West Village from way uptown.  Decades later, it’s hard to imagine the Village without it. It would be a vast understatement to say that the house …

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Lost Neighborhoods of New York: Goulash Row

New York is renowned for its vibrant immigrant history, and the many diverse neighborhoods born out of years of heavy immigration in the 19th and early 20th-centuries. But for all that still exists of famed neighborhoods like Little Italy, the …

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On this day in history…

It was on March 3, 1967, that Ingrid and Sven Bernhard purchased the lot at 121 Charles Street in the West Village. It was just a vacant lot, but that’s what they needed. You see, the Bernhards had just acquired …

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