History in the Making: Pearl Bailey, Bella Abzug, and a famed Harlem jazz club destroyed

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.

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