Fred W. McDarrah: Iconic Images of the Village & East Village, Part 2
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View looking East along 10th Street at the intersection of 4th Avenue. The corner building at right, 73 4th Avenue, was one of the six locations of the Artist’s Club, a gathering place for artists, critics, and interested others of all kinds.
Cafe Bizarre, 106 West 3rd Street. This building was demolished and replaced with an NYU Law School dorm.
Diane di Prima sits atop a piano and reads from her collection ‘This Kind of Bird Flies Backwards’ to an audience at the Gaslight Cafe, 116 MacDougal Street
Cafe Bizarre, 106 West 3rd Street, which advertises ‘Fantastic Decor,’ ‘Folk Singers,’ and a steel drum band all for a 50 cent admission fee. This building was demolished and replaced with an NYU Law School dorm.
Kettle of Fish bar, 114 MacDougal Street. Poet Brigid Murnaghan who holds her infant daughter Annie, is in the doorway.
Poets Allen Ginsberg and Gregory Corso, with musician, composer, and conductor David Amram outside the Elmer Holmes Bobst Library, 70 Washington Square South
Ed Koch sits in an unidentified outdoor restaurant (likely O’Henry’s on 6th Avenue and West 4th Street) and holds up a copy of the New York Times which features a headline story about the power blackout then affecting almost the entire city.
Women’s House of Detention at the intersection of Greenwich and Sixth Avenue. At this time, the prison had been closed for two years and was slated for demolition, which was completed the following year.
Dustin Hoffman stands with onlookers as firefighters battle the flames from the Weatherman explosion in the basement of 18 West 11th Street
Jane Jacobs, who wears a sign that reads ‘Kill the Xpressway Now,’ answers a journalist’s questions. With her is politician Martin M. Berger (left) and a woman identified as Rachel Wall. They were attending a demonstration on Park Row against the proposed ‘Lower Manhattan Expressway,’ also known as the ‘Broome Street Expressway.’
From the back of a flatbed truck, Robert F. Kennedy campaigns for the U.S. Senate, with (r. to l.) 391-375 Sixth Avenue in the background. Standing beside him are (l. to r.) New York State Assemblyman William Passannante and local Democratic Party leader (and future congressman and three-term New York City Mayor) Ed Koch.
View south across the rooftops of Soho. The street at left is Sullivan Street and at right, Sixth Avenue with World Trade Center.
Jerry Rubin in front of Gem Spa, 131 Second Avenue. Rubin often hung out there and got egg creams; his pal Abbie Hoffman lived around the corner at 30 St. Marks Place for years.
Village Voice co-founder and editor Dan Wolf with author and Voice co-founder Norman Mailer in the Village Voice’s offices at 113 Seventh Avenue South
Loew’s Sheridan at 200-202 West 12th Street. The marquee advertises ‘Guess Who’s Comign to Dinner’ (directed by Stanley Kramer) and ‘To Sir With Love’ (directed by James Clavell). This building has been demolished and is now the AIDS Memorial.
Jane Jacobs with her husband, architect Robert Hyde Jacobs, and their daughter, Burgin Jacobs, during an anti-Vietnam War demonstration in Central Park
Gregory Corso, Allen Ginsberg, William S. Burroughs and artist Maretta Greer near the intersection of Hudson & Perry Streets
Orange Julius (42 West 8th Street), Dino’s Pizza (42 West 8th Street), and the Bon Soir nightclub (40 West 8th Street)
A crowd of people under the marquee for the Fillmore East (105 Second Avenue), which advertises ‘Dr Timothy Leary, The Death of the Mind.’ A multimedia presentation hosted by Leary, the piece explored the effects of LSD.