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Journalist who said "Go West, young man!" lived here when he was editor and publisher of the New York Tribune. An outspoken progressive reformer, he championed Western expansion and rights for women and young people.
While living here in 1957-59, the poet, critic, and curator wrote a monograph about Jackson Pollock. His poems dealt with urban themes in an expressionist style analogous style Pollock's action paintings.
Lincoln Kirstein is widely recognized as one of the founders of the American ballet tradition. With George Balanchine, he created the School of American Ballet in 1934, and served as its President until 1989. Beginning in 1935, he attempted to lau…
This Protestant Episcopal Church of Gothic design was constructed of unfinished marble in 1845-46 from plans by James Renwick, Jr. It contains the cornerstone of an earlier church erected in 1806. It is famous for its stained glass windows, high a…
Upon This Site Stood The Original Academy of MusicErected 1852Tony Pastor's TheatreOpened 1881
For more than half a century, the Gramercy Gym stood on this site. Legendary boxing trainer and teacher, Cus D'Amato, trained world champions Floyd Patterson and Jose Torres along with countless other boxers who were champions in their own right. …
"At the age of six, I started cycling in Stuyvesant Park. I couldn't have ever dreamed where cycling would later take me in life. At the late-for-competition age of 33, I started competing at local races in Central Park, challenging myself to do b…
Resided at20 East 11th StreetFrom 1933 to 1942
On this site, 35 chemists formed the American Chemical Society, intending to stimulate original research, awaken and develop talent throughout the United States, provide fellowship, and ensure a better appreciation of the science by the general pu…
This ten story neo-renaissance loft building, designed by New York architect John Wooley, was built in 1900-01 for Joseph J Asch. The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory occupied the building's top three floors. In 1909, Triangle employees initiated the f…