Jack Dowling Collection: Decay and Rebirth Along the Greenwich Village Waterfront in the 1970s
Artist and writer Jack Dowling lived in the West Village from 1951 until his passing in 2021 from COVID-19. He attended Cooper Union from 1953-57, and moved into Wesbeth in 1971, almost an original tenant, following its opening in 1970. This collection includes a glimpse at Astor Place in the late 1960s and fascinating photographs of the crumbling Greenwich Village piers along the Hudson River in the mid-1970s after the collapse of the West Side Highway at Gansevoort Street and its closure in 1973.
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