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:
- 45 University Place, home of the groundbreaking Social Reform Club
- 34-36 East 10th Street, home of trailblazing civil rights and social justice leaders and publishers
- 41-43 University Place, home of rock stars and award-winning playwrights
- 56 Third Avenue, home of great sculptors, art galleries, and filmmakers
- 113 East 12th Street, where groundbreaking Puerto Rican theater was brought to life
- 114-18 East 13th Street, home of the father of the Yippies and the mind behind “American Psycho”
- 59 Fourth Avenue, where a classic of Jewish literature was reintroduced to the world
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.