New South of Union Square History and Podcast

As part of our ongoing effort to highlight and protect the incredible but vulnerable history of the area South of Union Square, our research has allowed us to make some wonderful new additions to our South of Union Square Virtual Map and Tours. This includes:

That’s just the tip of the iceberg.

We’ve also got a great new podcast which focuses on the many great leaps forward in music made South of Union Square. This is where some of the greatest jazz players of the early 20th century made their first recordings, including Billie Holiday, and where some of the first integrated music recordings were made. It’s where one of New York’s premiere jazz venues, Bradley’s, was located for decades, and where the great ambassador for the connection between American jazz and its African roots lived and wrote. 

January 26, 2021