Ciao Bella: The inspiring and influential congresswoman Bella Abzug, who represented areas of downtown Manhattan in Congress in the 1970s, gets a street named after her. [WNYC]
A Musical Remake: In the 1940s, a violin maker named Samuel A. Stochek chose unique materials to make his instruments, taken from demolished New York buildings. [Atlas Obscura]
History Up In Smoke: Last week, a devastating fire at a Harlem row house — being used in a film shoot — claimed the life of New York Fire Department lieutenant Michael R. Davidson. The building had a fascinating history as a famed jazz nightclub and as a bar for gay men in the 1950s. [Medium]
A Chat About New York: Bowery Boys host Greg Young recently joined real estate guru Daniel Gershburg on his podcast, chatting about comparisons between 19th century and 21st century New York City. He had a wonderful time! You can find the show on iTunes or on Soundcloud. Or press play on the album artwork below.
Pearl Bailey, the award-winning Broadway and television star and recording artist, was born 100 years ago today in Newport News, Virginia. She started her career in nightclubs like the Village Vanguard. But her defining role in stage was the 1967 all-black version of Hello Dolly. pic.twitter.com/YPujDQkmMf
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