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Entries from April 25th, 2013

Jane’s Walk 2013: In Search of the Tenderloin and Tin Pan Alley, Sunday, May 5 at 12 Noon

April 25th, 2013 1 Comment

I realized the notice for last year’s Tenderloin/Tin Pan Alley walk was still posted, so here is updated info for this year: Sunday, May 5 at 12 noon.  If you plan to make it, kindly send me a note via the website.  Apparently a number of the Tin Pan Alley houses are up for sale, again […]


Farewell to Steve Paul’s The Scene

April 22nd, 2013 2 Comments

The wreckers are set to fall on another piece of Times Square history. 301 West 46th Street is a decayed 19th-century tenement on the northwest corner of Eighth Avenue.  It has been vacant for years, awaiting development that only now, with the presence of scaffolding, looms as imminent.  In the 1920s the building housed a speakeasy […]

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Remembering the Lafayette

April 3rd, 2013 No Comments

News of the Lafayette Theater’s recent demolition prompted me to dig up the following article, which I wrote for New York Press back in February of 2005 but which I don’t think was ever published. David Freeland Harlem’s Hidden Survivor As Harlem’s legendary showplace, the Apollo, proceeds with its much-publicized restoration, now might be a […]