Detail, 80 University Place. This building was constructed c. 1841-42 for Amos Palmer as a private house. In later years it housed a hotel; the home and office of the first woman doctor in America, Elizabeth Blackwell; and the offices of the Village Voice newspaper. The influential publishing house Grove Press moved here in 1964, publishing Alex Haley’s The Autobiography of Malcolm X and Jacqueline Susann’s The Valley of the Dolls while here.

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Photo by Dylan Chandler