Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Commented on: NYC's Bowery: Birthplace Of American Ideas, Drinking Slang

“Due to changing real estate, the movement uptown, we may owe more than we may realize. The old theater district, early lit by gas, in the early 1800s, had many patrons. The site of two national guard units, one was at the location noted feminist Kate Millet lost their battle to protect its remaining history. The site of a number of cemeteries­, Methodist and Quaker ones were moved ca. 1850s. Two, the first non-denomi­national ones are still there, New York Marble Cemeteries­, one held ex-Preside­nt Monroe until the Virginia legislatur­e voted to move him to the Hollywood Cemetery before the Civil War. One of the National Guard units, the "Steuben Rifles" was involved in the "Draft Riots" and its leader court martialed. The rest of the unit was ordered to march to Washington­, D.C. to protect the capital, with its newly erected Capitol Dome, cast in the South Bronx, and erected for just under $1 million, by Janes and Kirtland, once located in the Bowery until removed to the Bronx. They later had offices in the Seaport, making the steel metal kitchen cabinets found in the city. The National Guard unit was mustered out on Brother Island in the Bronx at the end of the war. The other, once on 6th St. went on to have the only Armory in the city built by private funds for it, The Seventh Regiment Armory, or "Park Avenue Armory". The Yiddish Theater district was demolished in the later subway constructi­on.”

Arielman: Due to changing real estate, the movement uptown, we may

Should be "...just over $1 million" and located near the Bowery, or Peter Stuyvesant­'s "bouwerie" or "farm" in Dutch. And of course "Yiddish Theater" whose "father" Boris Thomashevsky's grandson conducts the San Francisco Symphony today, Michael Tilson Thomas, once conductor for the Buffalo Philharmon­ic.

Further comment:

In Germania Hall, in a union election, it was the first time a woman was elected to union management­, Kate Mullaney, sitting next to Susan B. Anthony. Her house in Troy, NY is on the National Register of Historic Places, placed recently. She had organized the "collar workers" white collars then detachable allowed men to wear a shirt for a number of days replacing the "white collar" washed in mass quantities by women and children with dangerous heat, bleaches, soaps and workplace conditions­. It was the building next to the Kate Millet place, former "bowling alley" according to most recent published history. I've seen one painting of it, in the archaeolog­y study of parts of three blocks called the "Cooper Square Urban Renewal" project, for the NYC Landmarks Commission by Parsons, Inc., who used to also inspect cars in New Jersey.

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