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Letter from the Editor If you walk around our office you will find that most of the editors, reporters, and sales reps keep a copy of The Downtown Express Community Handbook within grabbing distance. They find it to be a vital resource guide that they use frequently. But of course we do not publish the Handbook for ourselves. It is our hope that you, as a member of the greater Downtown community, will also see it as an invaluable resource. It is full of essential information that can enable residents to take control of their lives, whether it is finding the address of a public official, identifying an organization that needs your help, or finding an organization that can help you. The Handbook also includes advertisements for our local stores and businesses, who help to make our neighborhoods viable and livable. They will much appreciate any business you can direct their way. In this year’s Handbook, we feature Downtown New York’s top 20 songs, by Professor Stephen Wolf*. There’s folk, funk, jazz, rock, punk rock, Dixie, hip-hop, ragtime, three from Broadway shows, one from a movie, and one from the Ziegfeld Follies. It’s quite a selection and we hope you enjoy it. This Handbook is for you, our readers. It will be a useful resource and problem solver for you. If for some reason we have neglected to list your organization, we’re happy to add it to our next edition. John W. Sutter Publisher

6 AIDS Services 7 Overture 8 Chelsea Girls // Assistance Resources 9 Business Associations 12 Christoper Street 13 Colleges & Universities 14 Delancey Street 15 Courts & Legal Services, Cultural Organizations 17 Downtown Train 21 Downtown // Day Care & Nursery Schools 24 Houston Street Thursday Afternoon // Educational Services 27 La Vie Boheme 28 Greenmarket Farmers Markets, Health Services 30 Lost on Bleecker Street 31 Hotels, Legal & Financial Institutions 32 Handicapped & Disabled Services, Libraries, New York Public Library 33 Ludlow Street // Museums & Attractions 36 My Little Shirtwaist Fire // Neighborhood Associations 37 Parks & Open Spaces, Greenstreets, Greenmarkets 38 Rose of Washington Square // Police 39 Political Organizations, Post Offices 40 Public Officials 41 Talkin’ New York // Recreational 42 The Bowery // Religious Institutions 45 The Brooklyn Bridge 46 The Rising 47 Schools 48 The Sidewalks of New York 52 Up on the Roof // Senior Services 53 Sightseeing 55 Wall Street Rag // Social Services 57 Washington Square 58 Wall Street Wail 59 Transportation, Veterans Affairs, Youth

* Stephen Wolf moved from the Midwest to New York’s Lower East Side in 1977. A feature writer for the Villager, Stephen is also the editor of I Speak of the City: Poems of New York (Columbia University Press), the most extensive poetry anthology ever assembled about New York City.


WHO TO CALL

A Qu i c k Re f e r e nc e to Handy Numbers Police, Fire, Ambulance - Emergency Only 911 If 911 is busy Voice.dial “0” (operator) and ask for help TTY................................ dial 711 (NY Relay) NYC Govt. Information and 311 Non-Emergency Services Noise, Water, Hydrant Complaints 718-DEP-HELP (Dept. of Environmental Protection). Animal Care Center and Control 788-4000 (stray animals) ATF 646-335-9000 Child Abuse Hotline 800-342-3720 Crime Victims Hotline 577-7777 FBI 384-1000 Fire Department (non-emergency) 999-2222 Housing Authority Emergency Repair 289-8000 Parking Regulations CALL-DOT (Dept. of Transportation)

Parks Events Pest Control (Dept. of Health) Poison Control Hotline (24 hours) Rape Crisis Intervention Program Sanitation Information Sexual Assault Violence Intervention Subway and Bus Passenger Information Taxi Complaints Tourism Information Towed Away Cars Traffic and Street Complaints Unemployment Insurance U.S. Coast Guard U.S. Customs U.S. Secret Service Voter Information

360-3456 442-9666 888-222-1222 423-2143 219-8090 423-2140 718-330-1234 NYC-TAXI 212-484-1200 TOW-AWAY CALL-DOT 888-209-8124 668-7936 800-697-3662 637-3662 886-3800

(All phone numbers have 212 area code unless otherwise noted)

WHERE IT IS

Fo r m ulas fo r Estimating Street Address es U nbeknownst to s ome l i fe t i me N ew Yor ke r s , th ere is actually a for mu l a to e st i mate t h e n umbered cross st re e t to m any M an h at t an a d dresses from t h e ave n u e ad d re ss e s . I n ord er to estimate the st re e t , t ake t h e ad d re ss n u m b er, c a ncel the last d i g i t , d i vi d e by t wo an d t h e n a d d o r subtract the ave n u e ’s mag i c n u m b e r wh ic h is l i sted below. For example, 523 3 rd Ave.: C an ce l t h e “ 3 ” to g et 52, then divide by t wo to g e t 2 6 , t h e n ad d t h e magic number for Th i rd Ave., te n , to g e t 3 6 . S o 523 Third Ave. is n e ar 3 6 t h St .

Avenue A Add 3 Avenue B Add 3 Avenue C Add 3 Avenue D Add 3 1st Ave Add 3 2nd Ave Add 3 3rd Ave Add 10 4th Ave Add 8 6th Ave Subtract 12 8th Ave Add 9 9th Ave Add 13 10th Ave Add 14 11th Ave Add 15 Amsterdam Ave Add 59 Audobon Ave Add 165 Columbus Ave Add 60

Convent Ave Add 127 Edgecomb Ave Add 134 Ft. Washington Ave Add 158 Lenox Ave Add 10 Lexington Ave Add 22 Madison Ave Add 27 Manhattan Ave Add 100 Park Ave Add 34 Park Ave So Add 8 Pleasant Ave Add 101 St. Nicholas Ave Add 110 Wadsworth Ave Add 173 West End Ave Add 59 York Ave Add 4

Th ere a re s p ec ia l in st r u c t io n s fo r est im at in g t h e c ro ss st reet s fo r t h es e aven u es :

7th Ave 1 to 1800 Add 12 Above 1800 Add 20

5th Ave 63 to 108 Add 11 109 to 200 Add 13 201 to 400 Add 16 401 to 600 Add 18 601 to 775 Add 20 776 to 1286 Cancel last figure of building number and subtract 18. (DO NOT divide number by 2).

B u ild in g n u m b er s f ro m 1 to 75 4 a re o n n a m ed st reet s s o u t h o f 8t h St.

Fo r 1 3 1 0 to 1 494 , c a n cel la st f ig u re o f b u ild in g n u m b er. Fo r 1 3 1 0, s u b t ra c t 20 a n d fo r ever y a d d it io n a l 20 st reet n u m b er s , in c rea s e d ed u c t io n by 1 .

Broadway

756 to 846 Subtract 29 847 to 953 Subtract 25 Above 953 Subtract 31 Central Park West

C a n cel la st f ig u re a n d a d d 60.

Riverside Drive

C a n cel la st f ig u re a n d:

Up to 567 Add 72 568 and up Add 78


WHEN TO PARK DAt es to r e m e mbe r As if pa r k i n g i n t h i s ci t y weren’t com p l i cate d e n ou g h , throughout t h e ye ar t h e r u l e s c hange for holid ays an d re l i g i ou s observances, some we l l -k n own , some obscure. Th e fol l owi n g i s a list of days the A l te r n ate -Si d e Parking Rule s are s u s p e n d e d . Th e asterisked ent r i e s m ar k maj or legal holidays wh e n stop p i n g , standing an d p ar k i n g are permitted in l e g al s p ace s . Th i s does not app l y to are as wh e re the rules a re i n e f fe ct s eve n days a week, i .e. “ N o St an d i n g Any time” or “No p ar k i n g 7 am to 10 am in cl u d i n g Su n d ay.”

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COMMUNITY HANDBOOK 2012

The DOWNTOWN EXPRESS Listings AIDS SERVICES AIDS Hotline

National: 800-342-2437 State: 800-TALK-HIV

AIDS Service Center

41 E. 11th St., 5th fl. New York, NY 10003 212-645-0875 fax:212-645-0705 www.ascny.org

Asian & Pacific Islander Coalition on HIV/AIDS 400 Broadway New York, NY 10013 212-334-7940 800-274-2429 apicha@apicha.org www.apicha.org

Bailey House

180 Christopher St. New York, NY 10014 212-337-3000 www.baileyhouse.org

Beth Israel Medical Center

1st Ave. at 17th St. New York, NY 10003 General Information: 212420-2995 www.bethisraelny.org www.wehealnewyork.org

Body Positive

19 Fulton St. #308b New York, NY 10038 212-566-7333 www.bodypos.org info@bodypos.org

Downtown Health Center 150 Essex St. New York, NY 10002 212-477-1120 fax: 212-477-8957 www.chnnyc.org

Gay Men’s Health Crisis

129 W. 20th St. New York, NY 10011 212-807-6655 119 W. 24th St. New York, NY 10011 212-367-1000

God’s Love We Deliver

166 6th Ave. New York, NY 10012 212-294-8102

HIV Law Project

15 Maiden Ln., 18th fl. New York, NY 10038 212-577-3001 fax: 212-577-3192 www.hivlawprojects.org info@hivlawprojects.org

Housing Works

594 Broadway #700 New York, NY 10014 212- 206-9902 212- 645-8111 www.housingworks.org

Latino Commission on AIDS

24 West 25th St., 9th Floor New York, NY 10010 212-675-3288 fax: 212-675-3466 www.latinoaids.org

Legal Action Center HIV/AIDS Services Project 153 Waverly Place New York, NY, 10014 212-243-1313 fax: 212-675-0286 www.lac.org

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Lower East Side Service Center

46 E. Broadway, 3rd fl. New York, NY 10002 212-343-3681 www.lec.org

Multi-SocialServices of the Chinese American Planning Council 165 Eldridge St. New York, NY 10012 212-431-7800

NYC Commission on Human Rights

AIDS Discrimination Unit 40 Rector Street, 10th Fl. New York, NY 10006 (212) 306-5070 www.nyc.gov/html/cchr

Office of Gay & Lesbian Health 40 Worth St. Box 67 New York, NY 10013 212-676-1500 fax: 212-676-1510


Overture Except for the earth we share and the air we breathe, what we all have most in common is a love for music. Whether beating a hollow log or carving holes in a reed or realizing the melodious miracle produced by the human voice, we all love music and often music that is not even our own, for nothing crosses borders as well as does music. “Uta wa saki wo musubo” runs a Japanese expression: “Music ties the world together.” And Downtown, it’s everywhere: subway platforms, along the streets, in Tompkins Square and Washington Square, in clubs, stores, gyms, our neighbors’ apartments, and through the soft calipers of our earphones. Walk around our streets and you’ll hear a dozen different musical styles: in a Chinese gift store on Bayard, an Indian restaurant on E. 6th, an aria in Little Italy, salsa on E. First, and in the Village a live Chopin nocturne drifts from an open first floor window. So of course Broadway’s longest running show is not only a musical but one about music. For twenty-five years and 10,000 performances The Phantom of the Opera has enthralled us with its music of the night even if we sat through a matinee. This year’s selections are almost as varied as music itself. And in this wondrous age of computers, each can be heard on Youtube. So kick back, turn up the volume, close your eyes and let music set you free. >>


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Chelsea Girls Beautiful, adored, troubled, exotic, and tragic finally, the singer/ actress/writer Nico was born Christa Päffgen in Cologne during World War II. At seven and a half minutes long, her “Chelsea Girls” is a slow, mournful, simple ballad of the tragic girls in the Chelsea Hotel. Room numbers, first names, sexual fetishes, drugs of choice, Nico takes no prisoners: “Here they come now/ See them run now /Here they come now/ Chelsea Girls.” Having starred in Warhol’s film of the same name and with a cameo role in Fellini’s La Dolce Vita, Nico was involved with Morrison, the Rolling Stones, the Velvet Underground, and to whom Dylan wrote and gave “I’ll Keep It with Mine,” She released her first album Chelsea Girls in 1967. The title song has only a background guitar beneath Nico’s odd, faintly

accented voice, then there’s the strings and that eerie, sensual flute. Dropout, she’s in a fix, Amphetamine has made her sick White powder in the air She’s got no bones and can’t be scared Nico was a hit at CBGB’s in 1980 when I first heard her: my girlfriend at the time was German and took us to that long, narrow, dingy club on Bowery just a few steps uptown

from East First Street where I lived. Later Nico appeared regularly at the Mudd Club way downtown on White Street; with works of Keith Haring on the walls and a bathroom for both men and women, it was the alternative to the glitz of Studio 54. But like too many artists, and musicians in particular, Fate doomed Nico: after kicking heroin and turning to a healthy regimen of good food and exercise, she died in a freak bicycle accident in Italy in 1988.

Assistance Resources Administration for Children’s Services 150 William St., 18th Fl. New York, NY 10038 877-KIDS-NYC www.nyc.gov/html/acs

Agenda for Children Tomorrow 2 Washington St., 20th Fl. New York, NY 10004 212-487-8284 fax: 212-487-8581 actnet1@earthlink.net www.actnyc.org

American Red Cross New York Delegation to the UN International Federation 800 2nd Ave., Suite 355, 3rd fl. New York, NY 10017 212-338-0161 fax: 212-338-9832 www.ifrc.org

Child Abuse and Neglect Reports

General Public Hotline: 800-342-3720 Mandated Reporter Hotline: 1-800-635-1522

Counseling Support & Stress Debriefing 212-366-8035 www.fegs.org

Federal Emergency Management Agency

26 Federal Plaza Suite 1337 New York, NY 10278-0002 212-680-3609 General Information: 800621-FEMA www.fema.gov

F.E.G.S.

315 Hudson St. New York, NY 10013 212-366-8038 Employment Services: 212366-8550

Foster and Adoptive Parent Hotline 212-676-WISH

New York State Office of Children and Family Services 163 W. 125th St. New York, NY 10027 212-961-4121 fax: 212-961-4109 www.ocfs.state.ny.us

Safe Horizons

Juvenile Justice Dept.

2 Lafayette St. New York, NY 10007 212-577-7777 800-621-HOPE www.safehorizon.org

New York State Crime Victims Board

Youthline

212-925-7779 www.nyc.gov/nycdjj

55 Hanson Place, 10th Fl. Brooklyn, NY 11217 800-247-8035 cvbinfo@cvb.state.ny.us

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800-246-4646


BUSINESS ASSOCIATIONS Alliance for Downtown New York

120 Broadway, #3340 New York, NY 10271 212-566-6700 fax: 212-566-6707 contactus@ downtownNY.com www.downtownNY.com

Asian American Business Development Center 80 Wall St. New York, NY 10005 212-966-0100 fax: 212-966-2786 www.aabdc.com

Bowling Green Association

11 Broadway New York, NY 10004 212-344-1145

Business Outreach Center 70 Mulberry St. New York, NY 10012 212-571-1690 fax: 212-571-1686 www.bocnet.org

Chinese Staff and Workers Association

55 Chrystie St., Ste. 201 New York, NY 10002 212-334-2333 (mail only) P.O. Box 130401 New York. NY 10013 cswa@cswa.org www.cswa.org

DowntownLower Manhattan Association

120 Broadway, Ste. 3340 New York, NY 10271 212-406-9100 fax: 212-566-6707 www.downtownNY.com conatctus@ downtownNY.com

Economic Development Corporation

110 William St. New York, NY 10038 212-619-5000 www.nycedc.com

Italy-America Chamber of Commerce

730 5th Ave., Ste. 600 New York, NY 10019 212-459-0044 fax: 212-459-0090 Info@italchamber.org www.italchamber.org

Lower East Side Business Improvement District

54 Orchard St. New York, NY 10002 212-226-9010 fax: 212-226-8161 les@lowereastsideNY.org www.lowereastsideNY.org

Manhattan Chamber of Commerce

1375 Broadway, 3rd fl. New York, NY 10018 212-479-7772 fax: 212-473-8074 info@manhattancc.org www.manhattancc.org

Renaissance Economic Development Corp. 1 Pike St. New York, NY 10002 212-964-6022 fax: 212-964-6003 www.renaissance-NYorg info@renaissance-NYorg

TriBeCa Organization

205 Hudson Street, 2 fl. New York, NY 10013 212-966-0063 fax: 212-966-0276 infotribeca.org www.tribeca.org

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>> BUSINESS ASSOCIATIONS Unmuzzled OX Foundation Ltd. Publisher 105 Hudson St. New York, NY 10013 212-226-7170

Wall Street Rising

55 Exchange Pl., Ste. 401 New York, NY 10005 212-509-0300 lnfo@wallstreetrlsing.org www.wallstreetrising.org

American Guild of Variety Artists 184 Fifth Ave, 6th fl. New York, NY 10010 212-675-1003 fax: 212-633-0097

American Legion 179 Sullivan St., #A New York, NY 10012 212-674-9517

Asian American Federation of New York 120 Wall St., 3 fl. New York, NY 10005 212-344-5878 Fax: 212-344-5636 www.aafNYorg

Asian Americans for Equality 108 Norfolk St. New York, NY 10002 212-919-8381 fax: 212-979-8386 lnfo@aafe.org www.aafeorg

Bailey House

180 Christopher St. New York, NY 10001 212-633-2500 fax: 212-633-2932 info@baileyhouse.org www.baileyhouse.org

The Battery Conservancy

1 New York Plaza New York, NY 10004 212-344-3491 fax: 212-344-3496 lnfo@thebattery.org www.thebattery.org

Battery Park City Authority

1 World Financial Center New York, NY 10281 212-417-2000 fax: 212-417-2001 www.batteryparkcity.org

Battery Park City Parks Conservancy 2 South End Ave. New York, NY 10280 212-267-9700 fax: 212-267-9707 info@bpcparks.org www.bpcparks.org

Bowery Residents’ Committee, Inc 324 Lafayette St., 5th fl. New York, NY 10002 212-803-5700 fax: 212-533-1893 www.bowrescom.org info@bowrescom.org

Boy Scouts of America

350 Fifth Ave. (Empire State Building) New York, NY 10118 212-242-1100 fax: 212-242-3630 info@bsa-gnyc.org

Boys Club of New York 287 E. 10th St. New York, NY 10009 212-533-2550 fax: 212-505-6631 gmiddleton@harriman. bcny.org www.bcny.org

Catholic Alumni Club

83 Christopher St. New York, NY 10014 212-243-6513 www.caci.org/cac/newyorkcac.html

Chinatown Planning Council 165 Eldridge St. New York, NY 10013 212-941-0030 fax: 212-226-5351

Center for an Urban Future 120 Wall Street, 20th floor New York, NY 10005 212-479-3341 www.nycfuture.org

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Center For Downtown New York At Pace University 1 Pace Plaza New York, NY 10038 212-346-1025

Chinese American Planning Council 365 Broadway, 2nd fl. New York, NY 10013 212-941-0030 www.cpc-nyc.org

Chinese Progressive Association 83 Canal St., #304-5 New York, NY 10002 212-274-1891 fax: 212-274-1891 cpanyc@att.net http://www.aafny.org

Citizens Jury Project

351 W. 54th St. New York, NY 10019 212-541-6741 fax: 212-541-7301 chabin@moderncourts.org www.juryproject.org

Citizens Union

299 Broadway, Suite 700 New York, NY 10038 212-227-0342 fax: 212-227-0345 info@citizensunion.org www.citizensunion.org


Community Board locations Community Board One

49 Chambers St., No. 715, New York, NY 10007 212-442-5050 fax: 212-442-5055 man01@cb.nyc.gov www.nyc.gov/html/mancb1

Community Board Two

3 Washington Sq. Village, No. 1A New York, NY 10012 212-979-2272 fax: 212-254-5102 info@cb2manhattan.org www.nyc.gov/html/mancb2

Community Board Three

59 E. 4th St. New York, NY 10003 212-533-5300 fax: 212-533-3659 info@cb3manhattan.org www.nyc.gov/html/mancb3

Community Board Four

330 W. 42nd St., Ste. 2618 New York, NY 10036 212-736-4536 fax: 212-947-9512 info@manhattancb4.org www.nyc.gov/html/mancb4

Community Board Five

450 7th Ave., Rm. 2109 New York, NY 10123 212-465-0907 fax: 212-465-1628 office@cb5.org www.nyc.gov/html/mancb5

Community Board Six

866 UN Plaza, Ste. 308 New York, NY 10017 212-319-3750 fax: 212-319-3772 mn06@cb.nyc.gov www.nyc.gov/html/mancb6

>> BUSINESS ASSOCIATIONS Committee Against Anti-Asian Violence 46 Hester St. New York, NY 10002 212-473-6책85 www.caaav.org

Chinatown Justice Project Office 191 E. 3rd St. New York, NY 10009 212-473-6485 www.caaav.org

Clean Air Campaign, Inc. 250 W. 57th St. New York, NY 10107 212-582-2578

Community Resource Exchange

42 Broadway, 20th Fl. New York, NY 10004 212-894-3394 fax: 212-616-4994 info@crenyc.org www.crenyc.org

Doctors of the World

80 Maiden Lane, Suite 607 New York, NY 10038 212- 226-9890 Hotline: 212-774-1410 info@dowusa.org www.doctorsoftheworld.org

Educational Alliance at Lillian Wald Center 34 Avenue D New York, NY 10009 212-780-2300

Educational Alliance

197 E. Broadway New York, NY 10002 212-780-2300

Educational Alliance / Emanu-El Midtown Y 344 E. 14th St. New York, NY 10003 212-780-0800 www.edalliance.org

Girl Scout Council of Greater New York 43 W. 23rd St. New York, NY 10010 212-645-3000 fax: 212-645-4599 info@gscgny.org www.gscgny.org

Greenthumb/New York City Dept. of Parks 49 Chambers St. #1020 New York, NY 10007 212-788-8052


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CHRISTOPHER STREET Opening on Broadway in 1953, Wonderful Town is a musical set in 1935 that follows two sisters from Ohio who travel to New York City for love and fortune. Based on the play My Sister Eileen by Joseph Fields and Jerome Chodorov, the musical opens with a tour guide leading sightseers through Greenwich Village while singing “Christopher Street” written, as are all the songs in Wonderful Town, by Leonard Bernstein. Though the songs lack the passion and power Bernstein would later find in West Side Story, the opening number

is a fun, bouncy little panorama of Christopher Street in particular but the Village in general. “My, what trees/ Smell that air/ Painters and pigeons in Washington Square.” Greenwich Village has always been New York’s answer to Montmartre, a place for writers and artists and musicans before, after, or instead of Paris, and this musical captures that naïve wonder. The lyrics were written by Betty Comden and Adolph Green, and the musical was based on the play inspired from a collection of short stories by Ruth

>> BUSINESS ASSOCIATIONS Health Right International

(formerly Doctors of the World) 80 Maiden Lane, Suite 607 New York, NY 10038 212-785-0202 / 212-226-9890 info@dowusa.org

Henry Street Settlement

265 Henry St. New York, NY 10002 212-766-9200 info@henrystreet.org www.henrystreet.org

Hudson River Park Trust

Pier 40 W. Houston St., 2nd fl. New York, NY 10014 212-627-2020 fax: 212-627-2021 Maintenance and Operations, Permits and Public Programs 212-627-2020 fax: 212-627-9224 Recreation Center Office: 212-414-9384 www.hudsonriverpark.org

Lower East Side Conservancy

New York Mortgage Coalition

Project Ezra

The Lower East Side Girls Club

New York Public Interest Research Group

Project Renewal, Inc.

235 East Broadway New York, NY 10002 212-233-6037 fax: 212-385-2693 LESConservancy@aol.com www.nycjewishtours.org

56 E. 1st St. New York, NY 10003 212-982-1633 fax: 212-982-1639 www.girlsclub.org

New York Asian Women Center

39 Bowery P.M.B. #375 New York, NY 10002 Hotline: 888-888-7702 212-732-5230 www.nyawc.org

New York City Rescue Mission 90 Lafayette St. New York, NY 10013 212-226-6214 fax: 212-226-6215 www.nycrescue.org

50 Broad St., Suite 1125 New York, NY 10004 212-742-0762 fax: 212-747-1114 caroline.s@anhd.org www.anhd.org/nymc

9 Murray St., 3rd fl. New York, NY 10007 212-349-6460 fax: 212-349-1366 nyprig@nypirg.org www.nypirg.org

Partnership for New York City 1 Battery Park Plaza, 5th fl. New York, NY 10004 212-493-7400 info@nycp.org www.nycp.org

Pier, Park & Playground Association

40 River Rd. New York, NY 10044 (212) 989-3764 park@pier40.org www.pier40.org

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465 Grand St., 4th Fl. New York, NY 10002 212-982-4124 fax: 212-677-9134 codirector.projectezra@ verizon.net www.projectezra.org

200 Varick St., 9th Fl. New York, NY 10014 212-620-0340 fax: 212-243-4868 www.projectrenewal.org

The River Project

Pier 40, West St. & Houston St. 2nd Floor New York, NY 10014 212-233-3030 www.riverproject.org

Safe Space

295 Lafayette St., Suite 920 New York, NY 10012 212-226-3536 fax: 212-226-1918 safespace@safespacenyc.org www.safespacenyc.org

Center for Children and Families ccf@kidsuccess.org www.kidsuccess.org


McKenney published in 1938. Only the last two stories have anything directly to do with New York –“What charm, what grace/ poets and peasants on Waverly Place”— but those two became the basis for the hit show that won five Tony Awards, including Best Musical, had a Broadway revival in 2003, and still remains a popular show for high school productions. The song today has meanings never intended when first composed over sixty years ago: “Life is gay, life is sweet,/ interesting people on Christopher Street.”

COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES Baruch College

17 Lexington Ave. New York, NY 10010 646-312-1000 fax: 212-802-6825 www.baruch.cuNYedu.

Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law Yeshiva University Brookedale Center 55 Fifth Ave. New York, NY 10003 212-790-0200 www.cardozo.yu.edu

City College Center for Worker Education 25 Broadway New York, NY 10013 212-925-6625 www.ccNYccNYedu/cwe

Cooper Union

30 Cooper Sq. New York, NY 10003 212-353-41 00 www.cooper.edu

Empire State College

325 Hudson St. New York, NY 10014 212-647-7800 www.esc.edu

Borough of Manhattan Community College

Hebrew Union College at The Brookdale Center

Center for Modern Psychoanalytic Studies

Metropolitan College of New York

199 Chambers St. New York. NY 10007 212-220-8000 www.bmcc.cuNYedu

16 W. 10th St. New York, NY 10011 212-260-7050 www.cmps.edu

1 W. 4th St. New York, NY 10012 212-674-5300 fax: 211-388-1720 www.huc.edu

75 Varick St. New York, NY 10013 212-643-1234 fax 212-343-B470 www.metropolitan.edu

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deLANCeY Street Though born in Brooklyn, Dana Dane (aka Dana McLeese) raps with a noticeable English accent, a leftover/imitation, perhaps, of Slick Rick (who was English) when they were in the group Kangol Crew. Dane’s song “Cinderfella Dana Dane” peaked at #11 in 1987 though he hasn’t released an album since ’95. He ran a boutique in the city for a time, published a novel entitled Numbers in 2009 (Ballantine/Random House), and hosts the old school hip-hop radio show “backspin” on Sirius. Recorded in 1986, “Delancey Street” opens with a mock version of what we hear on the intercom when a subway blasts into a station. He’s probably coming into Manhattan over the Williamsburg Bridge and getting out at Delancey, the first stop. With a beat and attitude like the opening song of the TV show Prince of Bel-Air, “Delancey Street” is a bouncy, playful little rap (“I’ll make you tickle, make your butt wiggle/ You’ll tell your friends, and they’ll chuckle and giggle”) about going to

“Delancey Street/ where clothes are bought and people meet.” Three girls approach him, one white, one black, and one Chinese. At first they flirt, then pull out guns and demand his gold chains, his Gucci shades, his Vuitton jacket, even his Bally’s. Dana runs to Orchard Street but they’re already waiting for him, so he gives in, but when he opens his jacket “Printed on my shirt, yes, there’s bold and plain/ ‘I’m not the one, the Rapper Dana Dane.’ ” Now the girls know it’s him, and if you’re not hip to what happens next I’m not telling. And I’m not kidding.

^^ DANA DANE

>> COllEGES & UNIVERSITIES New School University

66 W. 12th St. New York, NY 10011 21 2-229-5600 www.nsu.newschool.edu

New York Academy of Art 111 franklin St. New York, NY 10013 212-966-0300 fax: 212-966-3217 www.nyaa.edu

New York Law School Office of Admissions 57 Worth St. New York, NY 10013 212-431-2100 fax: 212-966-1521 admissions@nyls.edu

New York University

25 W. 4th St., 1st fl. New York, NY 10012 212-998-4636 www.nyu.edu

Pace University l Pace Plaza New York, NY 10038 212-346-1200 800-874-PACe www.pace.edu

Phillips Beth Israel School of Nursing 310 east 22nd St., New York, NY 10010 212-6l4~6llo fax: 212-614-6109 www.futurenurseNYorg.

Pratt Institute

of manhattan 144 W. 14th St. New York, NY 10011 212-647-7199 www.pratt.edu

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St. Johns University manhattan Campus 101 murray St. New York, NY 10007 office of admissions: 212-962-4111 www.new.stjohns.edu

School of Visual Arts 209 e. 23rd St. New York, NY 10010 212-592-2000 fax: 212-725-3587


COURTS AND LEGAL SERVICES Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund 99 Hudson St., 12th fl. New York, NY 10013 212-966-5932 fax: 212-9664303 info@aaldef.org www.aaldef.org

Attorney General of New York 120 Broadway New York, NY 10271 212-416-8000 fax: 212-416-8393 www.oagstate.NYus/ home.html

Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund

120 Wall St., #1500 New York, NY 10005 212-809-8585 fax: 212-509-0055 lambdalegal@lamdalegal.org info@lambdalegal.org www.lambdalegal.org

Lawyers Alliance for New York 171 Madison Ave. New York, NY 10016 212-219-1800 fax: 212-941-7458 www.laNY.org

MFY Legal Services 299 Broadway, 4th fl. New York, NY 10007 212-417-3700 fax: 212-417-3891 www.mfy.org

NAACP Legal Defense Education 99 Hudson St., 15th fl. New York, NY 10013 212-965-2200 www.naacpldf.org

New York City Civil Court Information 111 Centre St. New York, NY 10013 212-791-6000

New York City Law Dept. Corporation Counsel

New York State Trial Lawyers Association

New York County District Attorney’s Office

United States Department of Justice

100 Church St. New York, NY 10007 212-788-0303 fax: 212-788-0367 www.nycgov/html/law/ home.html

1 Hogan Pl. New York, NY 10013 212-335-9000

New York Surrogate Court 31 Chambers St. New York, NY 10007 646-386-5000 www.nycourts.gov/ courts/1jd/surrogates/index.html

132 Nassau St., 2nd fl. New York, NY 10038 212-349-5890 fax: 212-608-2310 info@nystla.org www.nystla.org

Community Relations Services 26 Federal Plaza, #36-118 New York, NY 10278 212-264-0700 fax: 212-264-2143 www.usdoj.gov

CULTURAL ORGANIZATIONS 3-Legged Dog Media and Theater Group 80 Greenwich St. New York, NY 10006 212-645-0374 www.3leggeddog.org

AIA & Center for Architecture 536 LaGuardia Pl. New York, NY 10012 212-683-0023 fax: 212-696-5022 info@aiaNYorg www.aiaNYorg

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Access Theatre

380 Broadway, 4th fl. New York, NY 10013 212-966-1047 www.accesstheater.com

Aesthetic Realism Foundation

141 Greene St. New York, NY 10012 212-777-4490 fax: 212-777-4426 www.aestheticrealism.org


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>> CULTURAL ORGANIZATIONS American Guild of Variety Artists 184 Fifth Ave., 6th fl. New York, NY 10010 212-675-1003 fax: 212-633-0097

American Indian Community House

11 Broadway, 2nd fl. New York, NY 10014-1303 212-59841100 fax: 212-598-4909 www.aich.org

Angel Orensanz Center for the Arts 172 Norfolk St. New York, NY 10002 212-529-7194 fax: 212-529-1864 www.orensanz.org

ARChive of Contemporary Music

54 White St. New York, NY 10013 212-226-6967 fax: 212-226-6540

Art Start

721 East 6th St. New York, NY 10009 212-460-0019 www.art-start.org

Ascension Music Chorus & Orchestta 12 West 11th St. New York, NY 10011 212-358-1469

Asian American Art Center 111 Norfolk St. New York, NY 10002 212-233-2154 aaacinfo@artspiral.org www.artasianamerica.org

The Battery Conservancy

1 New York Plaza Concourse New York, NY 10004 212-344-3491 info@thebattery.org www.thebattery.org

Battery Dance Company

380 Broadway, 5th fl. New York, NY 10013 212-219-3910 fax: 212-219-3911 www.batterydance.org

Battery Park City Parks Conservancy 2 South End Ave. New York, NY 10280 212-267-9700 ino@bpcparks.org www.bpcparks.org

Bleecker St. Opera

45 Bleecker St. New York, NY 10003 917-228-8200 fax: 212-228-8201 www.bleeckerstreetopera.org

Center for Traditional Music & Dance 32 Broadway, Ste. 1314 New York, NY 10004 212-571-1555 fax: 212-571-9052 traditions@ctmd.org www.ctmd.org

Chamber Music America

305 7th Ave., 5th fl. New York, NY 10001 212-242-2022 fax: 212-242-7955 www.chamber-music.org

Chen Dance Center 70 Mulberry St., 2nd fl. New York, NY 10013 212-349-0126 fax: 212-349-0494 infu@htchendance.org www.htchendance.org

Cherry Lane Theater

38 Commerce St. New York, NY 10014 212-989-2020

Chinese-American Arts Council, Inc. 456 Broadway, 3rd fl. New York, NY 10013 212-431-9740 fax: 212-431-9789 inf0@gallery456.org www.gallery456.org

Chinese American Planning Council, Inc. 150 Elizabeth St. New York, NY 10012 212-941-0920 fax: 212-966-8581 cpc150hr@hotmail.com www.cpc-nyc.org

Chinatown Summer Day Camp 40 Division St. New York, NY 10002 212-925-9780 fax: 212-925-4259

Coalition for Asian American Children and Families 50 Broad St., 18th fl. New York, NY 10004 212-809-4675 fax: 212-785-4601 cacf@cacf.org www.cacf.org

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Dance New Amsterdam

280 Broadway, 2nd fl. 212-625-8369 fax: 212-625-8313 info@dnadance.org www.dnadance.org

Dance Theater Workshop

219 W. 19th St. New York, NY 10011 212-691-6500 fax: 212-633-1974 www.dancetheaterworkshop.org

Dancing in the Streets

545 8th Ave., Ste. 85E New York, NY 10018 212-625-3505 fax: 212-625-3510 info@dancinginthestreets.org www.dancinginthestreets.org

Downtown Arts Projects

114 Fulton St. New York, NY 10038 212-243-5050 fax: 212-741-9339 info@downtownarts.org www.downtownarts.org

Downtown Community TV 87 Lafayette St. New York, NY 10013 212-966-4510 fax: 212-226-3053 web@dctvNYorg www.dctvNYorg

Drawing Center

35 Wooster St. New York, NY 10013 212-219-2166 fax: 212-966-2976 info@drawingcenter.org www.drawingcenter.org


^^ Daniel Durchholz

DOWNTOWN TRAIN With a voice described by music critic Daniel Durchholz as sounding “like it was soaked in a vat of bourbon, left hanging in the smokehouse for a few months, and then taken outside and run over with a car,” Tom Waits is more often known for his own songs sung by others. He was born in California so I suppose Springsteen’s more famous rendition of Waits’ “Jersey Girl” can be tolerated, and though Rod Stewart’s popular version of “Downtown Train” does sound clearer, it lacks the passion and grit its composer brings to it. Waits once said New York is a “big ship with the water on fire,” and his song “Downtown Train” is a love song as much to Downtown as to the girl he sings to: “Outside another yellow

moon/ Punched a hole in the nighttime, yes/ I climb through the window and down the street/ Shining like a new dime.” Appearing on his 1985 album Rain Dogs, his voice with all the grovel and allure of the Lower East Side, the song is filled with passion and yearning: “Will I see you tonight/ On a downtown train/ All of my dreams just fall like rain/ All upon a downtown train.” Hard to place in a category, part rock and roll, part blues, Waits was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at the Waldorf Astoria just last year. “They say I have no hits and that I’m difficult to work with,” he said during his acceptance speech, then added, “like it’s a bad thing.”

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>> CULTURAL ORGANIZATIONS The Educational Alliance 197 E. Broadway New York, NY 10002 212-780-2300 fax: 212-080-1225

Educational Alliance Arts School 197 E. Broadway New York, NY 10002 646-395-4235

Eldridge Street Project Inc.

12 Eldridge St. New York, NY 10002 212-219-0888 www.eldridgestreet.org

Engine 27

173 Franklin St. New York, NY 10013 212-431-7466 fax: 212-431-7403 info@engine27.org www.engine27.org

The Flea Theatre 41 White St. New York, NY 10013 212-226-0051 www.theflea.org

Gene Frankel Theatre

24 Bond St. New York, NY 10012 212-777-1767 www.genefrankel.com

Friends of New Music

474 Greenwich St. New York, NY 10013 212-925-8534 director@ friendsofnewmusic.org www.friendsofnewmusic.org

Harvestworks Digital Media Arts Center 596 Broadway, Ste. 602 New York, NY 10012 212-431-1130 info@harvestworks.org www.harvestworks.org

Henry Street Settlement

Lower East Side Jewish Conservacy

Henry Street Settlement Abrons Arts Center

Lower Manhattan Cultural Council

265 Henry St. New York, NY 10002 212-760-9800 Fax 212-760-9801 www.henrystreet.org

466 Grand St. New York, NY 10002 212-598-0400 fax: 212-505-8320 www.henreystreet.org

Hudson Guild

John Lovejoy Elliott Center 441 W. 26th St. New York, NY 10001 212-760-9800 fax: 212-268-9983 hguild@hudsonguild.org www.hudsonguild.org

Indochina Sino-American Community Center 170 Forsyth St., 2nd fl. New York, NY 10003 212-226-0317 fax: 212-925-0327 isacenrer@netzero.net

Japanese Folk Dance Institute

568 Grand St. New York, NY 10002 212-982-6952 www.japanesefolkdanc.org

Joyce Theater

175 Eighth Ave. New York, NY 10011 212-242-0800 info@joyce.org www.joyce.org

Kampo Cultural Center 31 Bond St. New York, NY 10012 212-228-3063 fax: 212-674-6788 www.kampo.com

235 E. Broadway New York, NY 10002 212-374-4100 fax: 212-385-2693 louritobiascohen@nycjewishtours.org

125 Malden Ln., 2nd fl. New York, NY 10038 212-219-9401 fax: 212-219-2058 info@lmcc.net www.lmcc.net

Lucille Lortel Theater

121 Christopher St. New York, NY 10014 212-924-8782

Mulberry Street Theatre

70 Mulberry St, 2nd fl. New York, NY 10013 212-691-6969 info@htchendance.org www.htchendance.org

Music from China

170 Park Row, #12D New York, NY 10038 212-941-8733 fax: 212-625-8586 muschina@echonyc.com www.musicfromchina.org

New Dance Alliance 182 Duane St. 1 New York, NY 10013 212-226-7624 newdancealliance@nyc. rr.com www.el.net/nda

Manhattan Children’s Theater

New School Concerts

Mela Foundation

New York Artists Equity Association

52 White St. New York, NY 10013 212-226-4085 www.mctNYorg

55 W. 13th St. New York, NY 10014 212-229-5873

275 Church St., 3rd fl. New York, NY 10013 212-925-8270 fax: 212-226-7802 mail@melafoundation.org www.melafoundation.org

498 Broome St. New York, NY 10013 212-941-0130 fax: 212-941-0138 reginas@anNYorg www.anNYorg

Merce Cunningham Studio

The New York Chinese Cultural Center & Dance China, New York

55 Bethune St. New York, NY 10014 212-691-9751 info@merce.org www.merce.org

Minetta Lane Theater

18 Minetta Ln. New York, NY 10003 212-420-8000

390 Broadway, 2nd fl. New York, NY 10013 212-334-3764 fax: 212-334-3768 info@chinesedance.org wwwchinesedance.org

New York Council for the Humanities 150 Broadway #1700 New York, NY 10038 212-233-1131 fax: 212-233-4607 nych@nyhumanities.org www.nyhumanities.org

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>> CULTURAL ORGANIZATIONS New York Documentary Center, Inc.

159 Maiden Ln. New York, NY 10038 212-668-1100 mail@docfest.org www.docfest.org

New York Foundation for the Arts

155 Avenue of the Americas, 6th Fl. New York, NY 10013 212-366-6900 fax: 212-366-1778 nyfainfo@nyfa.org

New York Gay & Lesbian Experimental Film Festival 79 Pine St., #132 New York, NY 10005 212-742-8880 fax: 212-742-8882 info@mixnyc.org www.mixnyc.org

New York State Council on the Arts 175 Varick St., 3rd fl. New York, NY 10014 212-627-4455 fax: 212-620-5911 www.nysca.org

Organization of Independent Artists 419 Lafayette St. New York, NY 10003 347-405-2422 www.oia-NYorg

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Paul Taylor Dance Company 551 Grand St. New York, NY 10012 212-431-6673 fax: 212-966-5673 sf@ptdc.org www.ptdc.org

Pen & Brush Club 16 East 10th St. New York, NY 10003 212-475-3669

Peridance Center 126 East 13th St. New York, NY 10003 212-505-0886

Process Studio Theatre 257 Church St. New York, NY 10013 212-226-1124

Public Theater, Joe’s Pub & New York Shakespeare Festival 425 Lafayette St. New York, NY 10003 212-260-2400 fax: 212-539-8650 www.publictheater.org

Renaissance Chinese Opera Society

22 Chatham Sq. New York, NY 10038 212-619-7470

Renee Weiler Concert Hall, Greenwich House Music School 46 Barrow St. New York, NY 10014 212-242-4770


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>> CULTURAL ORGANIZATIONS The River Project

Pier 40 at West St. & Houston, 2nd fl. New York, NY 10014 212-233-3030 info@riverproject.org www.riverproject.org

Roulette lntermedium

228 W. Broadway Concerts at 20 Greene St. New York, NY 10013 212-219-B242 fax: 212-219-8773 info@roulette.org www.roulette.org

Salmagundi Club 47 Fifth Ave. New York, NY 10011 212-255-7740

Shooting Star Theatre

(Montauk Theatre Productions & RAACA’s Seaport Salon) 40 Peck Slip New York, NY 10038 718-852-7773 www.shootingstartheatre.org

Soho Repertory Theatre

86 Franklin St., 4th fl. New York, New York 10013 212-941-8632 fax: 212-941-7148 sohorep@sohorep.org www.sohorep.org

Spring Studio

64 Spring St. New York, NY 10013 212-226-7240

The Swiss Institute 495 Broadway New York, NY 10012 212-925-2035

Tribeca Film Center

375 Greenwich St. New York, NY 10013 212-941-4000 contactus@tribecafilm.com www.tribecafilmfestival. org/index.html

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Tribeca Open Artist Studio Tour 111 Franklin St. New York, NY 10013 212-479-7317 www.toastartwalk.com

TriBeCa Performing Arts Center 199 Chambers St., #110C New York, NY 10007 212-220-1459 fax: 212-732-2482 www.tribecapac.org

Trinity Choir

Broadway at Wall St. 212-902-0800

WBAI

120 Wall St., 10th fl. New York, NY 10005 212-209-2800 fax: 212-747-1698 www.wbai.org

WNYC

1 Centre St., 24th fl. New York, NY 10007 212-669-3333 newsroom fax: 212-659-3828 business fax: 212-669-3312 listenerservices@wnyc.org wnyc.org

Washington Square Music Festival

P.O. BOX 1066 Village Station, NY 10014 845-292-8967 or 212-255-4460 www.washingtonmusicfestival.org

Workhouse Publicity

133 W. 25th St., #3W New York, NY 10001 212-645-8006 FAX: 212-645-1950 info@workhousepr.com www.workhousepr.com

World Financial Center Arts and Events Information

World Financial Center 200 Liberty St., lobby level New York, NY 10281 212-945-2600 www.worldfinancialcenter.com


DOWNTOWN In those first fragile, tentative years after the Twin Towers fell, a hit song from nearly four decades earlier received commercial air-time so that perhaps its melancholy yet hopeful lyrics and life-affirming melody would bring people back downtown. Though originally meant for The Drifters but sung by Petula Clark who promised her lyrics for the unfinished song would match its melody, “Downtown” was released initially in the UK in October of 1964. Written by Tony Hatch during his first visit to New York, the song quickly rose to #2; The Beatles’ “I Feel Fine” was #1. But aired in the US a few months later, the song reached #1 on the charts, primarily because of the heartfelt singing of that adorable British girl with that sweet voice and such proper

pronunciation, as well as the backups sung by a three girl group from Liverpool known as The Breakaways, who also sang on another Petula hit single, “I Know a Place.” Petula sang “Downtown” on The Dean Martin Show in 1967 with a cheesy depiction of the Manhattan skyline for a backdrop, but not even the hokey extras dancing around her –guys in tight suits, girls with their hair styled in a bubble—could deter our hopes that downtown we might find “someone who is just like you” and that she might even be Petula: “so maybe I’ll see you there/ we can forget all our troubles, forget all our cares and go/ downtown, things will be great when you’re downtown/ everything’s waiting for you.”

^^ Petula clark

DAY CARE & NURSERY SCHOOLS Action for Progress 255 E. Houston St. New York, NY 10002 212-475-4340 fax: 212-677-5377

Battery Park City Day Nursery

215 South End Ave. New York, NY 10280 212-945-0088 fax: 212-786-1673 info@bpcdaynursery.com www.bpcdaynursery.com

Battery Park Synagogue

385 South End Ave. New York City, NY 10280 212-432-7022 www.bpsynagogue.org

BMCC Early Childhood Center and Family Child Care Network 199 Chambers St., New York, NY 10007 212-220-8250 www.bmcc.cuNYedu

Baxter Street School Age Day Care Center - PS 130 143 Baxter St. New York, NY 10013 212-431-8574 fax: 212-226-9695

Bellevue Educare Child Care Center, Inc. 462 First Ave. New York, NY 10003 212-679-2393 fax: 212-679-7366

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Buckle My Shoe Nursery School

214 Church St. New York, NY 10013 212-374-1489 www.bucklemyshoe.org

Buckle My Shoe Nursery School

230 West 13th St. New York, NY 10011 212-807-0518 www.bucklemyShoe.org

Cardinal Spellman Head Start 137 E. 2nd St. New York, NY 10009 212-677-7766 fax: 212-505-5900

Chelsea Day School 319 Fifth Ave. New York, NY 10011 212-675-8541 fax: 212-675-8385

Childcare Centers Daycare and & Head Start 60 Catherine St. New York, NY 10038 212-962-3408 fax: 212-571-6167

Chi1dren’s Day Care Center 35-37 Division St. New York, NY 10002 212-431-3645 fax: 212-431-3893 3537daycare@aol.com

Children’s International Workshop

17 E. 16th St., New York, NY 10003 212-691-8964 fax: 212-691-5802 www.childrensinternationalworkshop.com


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>> day care & nursery schools Children’s Tumbling 9-15 Murray St. New York City, NY 10007 212-233-3418 Suellennyc@mindspring.com www.childrentumbling.com

Children’s International Workshop

17 E. 16th St. New York, NY 10003 212-691-8964 fax: 212-691-5802 www.childrensinternationalworkshop.com

Children’s Workshop

610 E. 12th St. New York, NY 10009 212-844-4900 fax: 212-614-9462

Chinatown Day Care Center

35 Division St. New York, NY 10002 212-431-3845  fax: 212-431-3893 3537daycare@aol.com

Chinatown Headstart

180 Mott St. New York, NY 10012 212-226-5000 fax: 212-274-8570

Chinatown Methodist Center

69 Madison St. New York, NY 10002 212-349-2703 chinesemethodistcentercorp@yahoo.com

Chung Pak Day Care Center 125 Walker St. New York, NY 10013 212-343-9630 fax: 212-941-7629

Church St. School for Music and Art

74 Warren St. NEW York, NY 10007 212-571-7290 fax: 212-571-7292 info@churchstreetschool.org www.churchstreetschool.org

Coalition for Human Housing Day Care 60 Essex St. New York, NY 10002 212-677-6990 fax: 212-475-7288

Confucius Plaza School Age Day Care Center PS 124 40 Division St. New York. NY 10002 212-925-4325 fax: 212-274-0897

CPC Jacob Riis Child Care Center 108 Avenue D New York, NY 10009 212-533-2450 90 Avenue D New York, NY 10009 212-674-7540

Dewitt Church Headstart

123 Ridge St., #101 New York, NY 10002 212-505-8050

Dewitt Church Headstart

280 Rivington St. New York, NY 10002 212-254-3070

Downtown Little School 15 Dutch St. New York, NY 10038 212-791-1300 info@downtownlittleschool.com www.downtownlittleschool.com

Education Alliance 107 Broadway New York, NY 10002 212-780-2300 fax: 212-979-1225 info@edalliance.org www.edalliance.org

Educational Alliance at Lillian Wald Center 12 Avenue D New York, NY 10009 212-780-5617 fax: 212-780-5615 www.edalliance.org

First Presbyterian Church Nursery School 12 West 12th St. New York, NY 10011 212-691-3432 fax: 212-229-4770 fpcns@aol.com www.fpcns.org

Graham Windham Finest Care Day Care Center 1 Police Plaza New York, NY 10035 212-571-2491 fax; 212-587-3940

Grand Street Settlement Head Start 294 Delancey St. New York, NY 10002 212-777-0656 fax: 212-475-1230

Escuela Day Care Center

Hamilton-Madison House

Fedkids Childcare Center/Imagine Early Learning Centers, LLC

Language Lunch

18 Avenue D New York, NY 10009 212-982-6650

26 Federal Plaza New York, NY 10278 212-264-4277 fax: 212-264-8322 www.imagineelc.com

First Avenue School Age Day Care Center PS 19 185 First Ave. New York, NY 10003 212-533-267O

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50 Madison St. New York, NY 10038 212-349-5724 fax: 212-571-6167 www.hmhonline.com

356 Broadway, Ste. A-13 New York, NY 10013 212-226-9926 fax: 212-226-3945 info@languagelunch.com www.languagelunch.com

Little Star of Broome Street Day Care Center 151 Broome St. New York, NY 10002 212-673-2680 fax: 212-777-7971 cwiggins@cpcfnyc.org


>> day care & nursery schools Montessori School of Manhattan

55 Beach St. New York, NY 10013 212-334-0400 MontessoriManh@aol.com www.montessorimanhattan.com

Nazareth Day Nursery

214 W. 15th St. New York, NY 10011 212-243-1881 Park Preschool 275 Greenwich St. New York, NY 10007 212-571-6191 fax: 212-732-5256

Pike Street School Age Day Care Center - PS 2 122 Henry St., Rm. 109 New York, NY 10002 212-587-0912 fax: 212-253-7110

Puerto Rican Council Day Care 180 Suffolk St. New York, NY 10002 212-674-6730 fax: 212-253-7110

Trinity Parish Preschool

68 Trinity Pl. New York, NY 10006 212-602-0829 fax: 212-602-9601 www.trinintywallstreet.org

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University Plaza Nursery 110 Bleecker St. New York, NY 10012 212-677-3916 fax: 212-471-1700

Village Community School 272 West 10th St. New York, NY 10014 212-691-5146 fax: 212-691-9767 www.vcsnyc.org

Washington Market School

55 Hudson St. and 134 Duane St. New York, NY 10013 212-233-2176 fax at Hudson St.: 212-2400681 fax at Duane St.: 646-2199708 www.washingtonmarketschool.org

West Village Nursery School

73 Horatio St. New York, NY 10014 212-243-5986 fax: 212-243-6151 www.westvillagenurseryschool.com


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Houston Street Thursday Afternoon Running from the East River to the Hudson, one of Downtown’s broad boulevards and “Zero” Street in the legendary and still controversial Grid Plan from 1811, Houston Street, at least on Thursday, is the setting of a jazz piece by legendary vibraphonist Bobby Hutcherson. A cut from the sensual, provocative album View From the Inside, released on the Blue Note label, “Houston Street on Thursday Afternoon” —like the best loving-making— is smooth, tingling, filled with both yearning and allure. I had just moved to East First Street when the album was released in 1976 and often gazed onto Houston Street from my kitchen windows in the back for the next twenty five years either anxious for her arrival or smoking an after-love cigarette into the night. And while this happened not always on Thursdays, life there was on lucky days and nights

^^ bobby

the same sexy, tantalizing satisfaction found in this laid-back jazz piece by perhaps the greatest of jazz vibraphonists, floating “like a raft in a tranquil stream” as it has been described, with Emanuel Boyd on sax, Larry Nash on piano, James Leary III on bass, and Eddie Marshall on

drums. At six and a half minutes, the piece carries us along on a journey of desire. Awarded the Jazz Fellowship Award from the National Endowments for the Arts in 1982, Bobby Hutcherson catches us as the best of music does from the first hutcherson captivating notes of “Houston Street Thursday Afternoon.” And if that opening wail of the saxophone, the soft backbeat on drums, the underlining bass and the pandering notes on the vibraphone don’t get ‘cha…but no way; you’re from Downtown.

EDUCATIONAL SERVICES Advocates for Children

151 W. 30th St., 5th fl. New York, NY 10001 212-947-9779 info@advocatesforchildren.org www.advocatesforchildren.org

American Language Institute 48 Cooper Sq., Rm. 200 New York, NY 10003 212-998-7040 fax: 212-995-4135 a1i@nyu.edu www.scps.nyu.edu/ali

Art Institute of New York 75 Varick St., 16th fl. New York, NY 10013 212-226-5500 fax: 212-625-6065

Biz Kids NY, INC. Pier 40 West & Houston Sts. New York, NY 10014 646-336-9101 www.bizkidsNYorg

The Center for Book Arts

28 W. 27th St., 3rd fl. New York. NY 10001 212-481-9853 fax: 212-481-9853 info@centerforbookarts.org www.centerforbookarts.org

Center for English Studies, Incorporated

Church Street School for Music & Art

Children‘s Aid Society - Greenwich Village Center

Cooper Square Committee

330 Seventh Ave. New York, NY 10001 212-629-7300 fax: 212-736-7950 infousa@embassyces.com www.embassyces.com

219 Sullivan St. New York, NY 10012 212-254-3074 www.childrensaidsociety.org

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74 Warren St. New York, NY 10007 212-571-7290 fax: 212-571-7292 info@churchstreetschool.org www.churchstreetschool.org

61 E. 4th St. New York, NY 10003 212-228-8210 fax: 646-602-2260 coopersqie@msn.com coopersquarecomm@aol.com


>> educational services Cornelia Connelly Foundation Center 79 Fifth Ave. Center for New York, NY 10003 Education 212-620-4230 220 E. 4th St. New York, NY 10009 212-982-2287 fax: 212-982-0547 kmorcat@connellycenter.org www.holychild.com

Educational Solutions, Inc.

99 University Pl. New York, NY 10003 212-674-2988 edusol99.aol.com http://membersaolr.com/ edusol99

Emanu-El Midtown Y Educational Alliance 344 E.14th St. New York, NY 10003 212-780-0800 www.edalliance.org

library@fdncenten.org www.fdncenter.org

French Culinary Institute

Greenwich House Music School 46 Barrow St. New York, NY 10014 212-242-4770 fax: 212-366-9621 www.gharts.com.

The Guitar Salon

462 Broadway New York, NY 10013 212-219-8890 fax: 212-219-9292 www.frenchculinary.com

45 Grove St. New York, NY 10014 212-675-3236 fax: 212-367-9757 www.theguirarsalon.com

Gene Frankel Theater Workshop

Himalayan Institute Yoga Science

24 Bond St. New York, NY 10012 212-777-1767 fax: 212-777-4373 info@genefrankel.com www.genefrankel.com

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78 Fifth Ave. New York, NY 10011 212-243-5995 fax: 212-243-7591 humso@aol.com www.hinyc.org

Institute of Audio Research 64 University Pl. New York, NY 10003 212-677-7580 Or 212-777-8550 fax: 212-677-6540 iarny@ao1.com www.audioschool.com

Jewish Community Project 146 Duane St. New York, NY 10007 212-334-3522 alex@jcpdowntown.org www.jcpdowntown.org

Joe Solomon’s Bass Workshop 1133 Broadway New York, NY 10001 212-741-2839


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>> educational services Koko School of Sumi

64 MacDougal St. New York, NY 10012 212-673-5190

L‘Ecole, Restaurant of the French Culinary Institute 462 Broadway New York, NY 10013 212-219-3300

Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute Inc. 115 E. 15th St. New York, NY 10003 212-533-5500 fax: 212-473-1727 www.newyorkstrasberg.com

Legal Language Services

18 John St. Suite 300 New York, NY 10038 212-766-4187 fax: 212-349-0964 www.alsintl.com/legal.htm

Manhattan Graphics Center, Inc. 481 Washington St. New York, NY 10013 212-219-8783 manhattangraphicscenter.org

McBurney YMCA 125 W. 14th St. New York, NY 10011 212-741-9210 fax: 212-741-8339 www.ymcanyc.org

Mentoring USA

5 Hanover Sq., 17th fl. New York, NY 10004 212-400-8294 fax: 212-400-8278 musa@mentoringusa.org www.mentoringusa.org

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Natural Gourmet Cookery School 48 W. 21st St. New York, NY 10010 212-645-5170 fax: 212-989-1493 info@naturalgourmetschool.com www.naturalgourmetschool.com

New York Academy of Art, Inc. 111 Franklin St. New York, NY 10014 212-966-0300 fax: 212-966-3217 www.nyaa.edu

New York Career Institute 11 Park Place, 4th fl. New York, NY 10007 212-962-0002 fax: 212-385-7574 info@nyci.com www.nyci.com

New York Food & Hotel Management School 154 W. 14th St., 11th fl. New York, NY 10011 212-675-6655 fax: 212-463-9194 nyfood@hotmail.com www.nyfoodandhotelschool.com

New York Speech Improvement Service 253 W. 16th St. New York, NY 10011 212-242-8435 samspeech@aoI.com www.nyspeech.com

New York Stock Exchange NYSE Euronext 11 Wall St. New York, NY 10005 212-656-3000 www.nyse.com


La Vie BohEme Set in the Life Café on E. 11th Street and featuring the entire cast initially sitting at—then dancing around and on—a table, “La Vie Boheme” is an energetic, panoramic number from the long-running Broadway smash Rent. Based on Giacomo Puccini’s opera La bohème that opened a century before and heavily influenced in style by the rock-opera Hair, Jonathan Larson’s musical follows a group of friends living in the East Village in the late 1980s and struggling with their dreams, relationships, diseases, addictions, and society. Though a number not as renowned as “Seasons of Love” which, too, is sung by the entire ensemble, “La Vie Boheme” lies at the heart of the story, expressing the joys and passions of these artistic young people living on society’s edge and so captures the independent spirit of bohemia. “To days of inspiration… making Something out of nothing/ The need to express/ To communicate,/ To going against the grain….” Sung while orders for food are given to the waiter (“So that’s five miso soup, four seaweed salad, Three soy burger dinners”), the song celebrates the values of the group: “to no absolutes… to choice,

^^ viva la vie boheme To the Village Voice…. To Emotion, devotion, to causing a commotion creation, masturbation, Compassion, to fashion, to passion when it’s new…To Bisexuals, trisexuals… Carcinogens, hallucinogens” as well as “ecstacy….marijuana” and many of the artists who inspired them: “To Sontag, to anything taboo, Ginsberg,

>> educational services New York Studio Partnership with School of Drawing, Children 299 Broadway Ste. 1300 Painting and New York, NY 10007 Sculpture 212-689-9500 8 W. 8th St. New York, NY 10011 212-673-6466 fax: 212-777-0996 www.nyss.org

Our Planet Management Institute (OPMI) 116 John St., 2nd fl. New York, NY 10038 212-269-4000 fax: 212-269-9070 www.nyse.com

info@partnershipwithchildrennyc.org www.partnershipwithchildrennyc.org

Peridance Center/ PeriChild Program 126 E. 13th St. New York, NY 10003 212-505-0886 fax: 212-674-2230 info@peridance.com www.peridance.com

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Dylan, Cunningham and Cage, Lenny Bruce, Langston Hughes….” As dazzling dance occurs throughout the song which ends in a life-affirming shout of “Viva La Vie Boheme!” this song is a celebration of the bohemian lifestyle which, in the history of New York, has always flourished in some neighborhoods Downtown.

Phillips Beth Israel School of Nursing 310 E. 22nd St. New York, NY 10010 212-614-6110 www.wehealnewyork.org

Reach Out & Read of Greater New York 30 E. 33rd St. New York, NY 10016 646-237-0103 info@reachoutandreadnyc.org www.reachoutandreadnyc.org

Russian Language Services 18 John St., #300 New York, NY 10038 212-766-4192 fax: 212-349-0964 www.alsintl.com

Sally Johnson Studios

25 W. 23rd St., 2nd fl. New York, NY 10010 212-463-7962 fax: 212-463-7847 sjohnsonstudio@aol.com


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>> educational services Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center

243 W. 24th St. New York, NY 10011 212-255-4560 fax: 212-727-7392 newyork@sivananda.org www.sivananda.org

Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture 200 Park Ave. S. #1116 New York, NY 10003 212-529-0505 fax: 212-473-1342 mail@skowheganart.org www.skowheganart.org

Spring Studio

64 Spring St. New York, NY 10012 212-226-7240 springstudio@earthlink.net www.springstudiosoho. com

Stella Adler Conservatory of Acting 31 W. 27th St., 3rd fl. New York, NY 10001 212-689-0087 fax: 212-689-6110 info@stellaadler.com www.stellaadler.com

Support Center for Non-Profit Management

305 Seventh Ave., 11th fl. New York, NY 1 0001 212-924-6744 fax: 212-924-9544 info@supportctr.org www.supportcenteronline. org

Third Street Music School Settlement 235 E. 14th St. New York, NY 10003 212-777-3240 fax: 212-477-1808 info@thirdstreetmusicschool.org www.thirdstreetmusicschool.org

Teamsters Education Center 235 E. 11th St. New York, NY 10011 212-807-0550 fax: 212-675-3566

GREENMARKET FARMERS MARKETS Bowling Green

Broadway & Battery Place Tuesday & Thursday 8AM - 5PM Year Round

City Hall Park

Broadway & Chamber Sts. Tuesday & Friday June 1 — December 31

Grand St.

Liberty Park

Liberty St. bet. Church & Broadway Tuesday & Thursday  8AM - 5PM September-November

Lower East Side

Broome St. bet. Essex & Ludlow Sunday 8AM - 5PM September to November 

South Street Seaport 

Fulton St. bet. Water & Pearl Sts. Tuesday 8AM - 5PM Late May to November 

AIDS Hotline 212-447-8200

Baruch Houses Child Health Clinic 280 Delancey St. New York, NY 10002 212-673-5990

Beth Israel Medical Center

First Ave. at 16th St. New York, NY 10003 General Information: 212420-2000 Emergency: 212-420-2840 www.bethisraelny.org

Bigelow Co. Pharmacy

414 6th Avenue New York, NY 10011 212-533-2700 fax: 212-228-8140

East 7th St. & Ave. A Sunday,  8AM - 6PM July 4-December

Tribeca

St. Mark’s Church E. 10th St.& 2nd Ave. Tuesday  8AM - 7PM Year Round

Greenwich St. bet. Chambers & Duane Wednesday & Saturday  8AM - 3PM Year Round chelseavil@ao1.com. www.chelseamd.com

Cabrini Center for Nursing

Center for Village Care of New York

Chrystie St. to Forsyth St. Sundays July - November

Health Services

Tompkins Square

and Rehabilitation 542 E. 5th St. New York, NY 10009 212-358-3000 fax: 212-358-6249

Cabrini Medical Center

227 E. 19th St. New York, NY 10003 General Information: 212-995-6000 Emergency: 212-995-6620 www.cabrininy.org

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154 Christopher St. New York, NY 10014 General information: 212-337-5600 Public affairs: 212-337-5528 fax: 212-366-5528 www.vcny.org


>> health services Charles B. Wang Community Health Center

268 Canal St. & 125 Walker St., 2nd fl. New York, NY 10013 212-379-6988 fax. 212-379-6929 www.cbwchc.org

Chelsea Village Medical Office

314 West 14th St. New York, NY 10014 212-929-9009 fax: 212-242-6057 chelseavil@aol.com www.chelseamd.com

Community Healthcare Network Downtown Health Center 150 Essex St. New York, NY 10002 212-477-8957 fax: 212-477-8957 www.chnNYorg

Department of Public Health

PHONE:  311 www.nyc.gov/health

Downtown Women

Ob-Gyn Associates, LLP 568 Broadway, Ste. 304 New York, NY 10012 212-966-7600 fax: 212-925-8736 www.downtownwomenobgyn.com

Gouverneur Diagnostic Treatment Center/ Nursing Facility 227 Madison St. New York, 10002 General information: 212-238-7000 Outpatient: 212-238-7601

Hospital for Joint Diseases

301 E. 17th St. New York, NY 10003 General Information: 212-598-6000 Referral: 212-598-6727 Emergency: 212-598-7600 Outpatient: 212-598-6321 www.hjd.edu

Immunization Clinic Information 2 Lafayette St., 19th fl. New York, NY 10007 212-676-2273

Michael CallenAudre Lorde Community Health Center 356 W. 18th St. New York, NY 10011 212-271-7200 www.callen-lorde.org

National Down Syndrome Society 666 Broadway New York, NY 10003 212-460-9330

NYU Downtown Hospital

170 William St. New York, NY 10038 212-312-5651 www.downtownhospital.org

New York Eye & Ear Infirmary 310 E. 14th St. New York, NY 10003 General information: 212979-4000 Ear and Eye Clinics: 212979-4192 Personnel: 212-979-4275 www.nyee.edu

New York Foundling Hospital 590 Sixth Ave. New York, NY 10011 2l2-633-9300 fax: 212-886-4098 www.nyfoundling.org

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lost on bleecker STREET Nowhere in Manhattan can you hear more fine music, and for free if you’re stingy, than on a nice day in Central Park. Near Bethesda Fountain Arlen Oleson plays dulcimer, Meta Epstein nearby on the harp (even when she’s resting the breeze makes sound on the strings), and along the Mall, Ralph U. Williams swings on sax. In nearly every tunnel, someone’s playing, and playing well, and all these musicians have their cases open for loose change or a waded dollar bill, their self-made CDs for sale. Known as The Guitar Man in Central Park, David Ippoito for years has been strumming his acoustic guitar along the western shore of the boating lake, singing Dylan, Guthrie, James Taylor, Harry Chapin, “American Pie” and The Beatles. He also writes and performs his own songs, among them the mournful, searching “Lost on Bleecker Street” in

which a young man “cannot face the emptiness you live with everyday,” so he “put[s] a guitar in its case,/ leave your one room hiding place/ and go downtown to where you/ sing and play all night.” No musician attracts a larger or more loyal audience than David; he is engaging, funny, buys hot dogs for the crowd and takes requests: I’ve been there when newlyweds arrive and he serenades them. “Lost on Bleecker Street” is on his CD It’s Just Us though he has several others, has performed at Symphony Space uptown and at the Red Lion in the Village. Unhappily the dic-

^^ david ippoito tatorial Central Park Conservancy is cracking down on all music in the Park, even, ironically, in Strawberry Fields, A similar outrage is occurring in Washington Square, but if we raise our voices loud enough then perhaps there won’t be a day when the music died.

>> health services NYU Medical Center 550 First Ave. New York, NY 10016 212-263-6028

Phillips Ambulatory Care Center Beth Israel 10 Union Sq. E. New York, NY 10003 212-844-8100 www.wehealnewyork.org

Poison Control Center

212-340-4494 toll free: 800-222-1222

Roberto Clemente Family Guidance Center 540 E. 13th St. New York, NY 10009 212-387-7400

RYAN-NENA Community Health Center Health & Education Adolescent Program 279 E. 3rd St. New York, NY 10009 212-477-8500 fax: 212-473-4970

Tribeca Medical Center

303 Greenwich St. New York, NY 10013 212-233-4320 fax: 212-608-3016 www.tribecamedical.com

United Cerebral Palsy of New York City, Inc. 80 Maiden Ln. New York, NY 10038 212-683-6700 www.ucpnyc.org

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Village Apothecary 346 Bleecker St. New York, NY 10014 212-807-7566 fax: 212-924-6221 www.villageapothecary. com


HOTELS Best Western Seaport Inn

Millenium Hilton

Cosmopolitan Hotel

New York Marriott World Financial

33 Peck Slip New York, NY 10038 212-766-6600 www.seaportinn.com

95 W. Broadway New York, NY 10007 212-566-1900 fax: 212-566-6019 www.cosmohotel.com

Embassy Suites 102 N. End Ave., New York, NY 10282 212-945-0100

The Greenwich Hotel

377 Greenwich St. New York, NY 10013 212-941-8900 thegreenwichhotel.com

Holiday Inn Wall Street

15 Gold St. New York, NY 10038 212-232-7700 fax: 212-425-0330 www.holidayinnwsd.com

55 Church St. New York, NY 10007 212-693-2001 fax: 212-571-2316 www.newyorkmillenium.com

85 West St. New York, NY 10006 212-385-4900

The Ritz Carlton 2 West St. New York, NY 10004 212-344-0800 fax: 212-344-3801 www.ritzcarlton.com

TriBeCa Grand

2 Avenue of the Americas New York, NY 10013 212-519-6600 fax: 212-519-6700 www.tribecagrand.com

Wall Street Inn

9 S. William St. New York, NY 10004 212-747-1 500 fax: 212-747-1900 www.thewallstreetinn.com

LEGAL AND FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS The Association of the Bar of NYC 42 W. 44th St. New York, NY 10036 212-626-7373 fax: 212-575-5676 lrs@nycbar.org www.wnycban.org

Federal Reserve Bank of New York 33 Liberty St. New York, NY 10045 212-720-5000 fax: 212-720-7459 www.newyorkfed.org

NYC Dept. of Small Business Services 311

New York Mercantile Exchange, World Financial Center 1 North End Ave. New York, NY 10282 212-299-2000 www.nymex.com

New York State Dept. of Insurance 25 Beaver St. New York, NY 10004 212-480-6400 www.ins.state.NYus

New York Stock Exchange 11 Wall St. New York, NY 10005 212-656-3000 www.nyse.com

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HANDICAPPED & DISABLED SERVICES American Foundation for the Blind

11 Penn Plaza, #300 New York, NY 10001 212-502-7600 fax: 212-502-7777 www.afb.org

Barrier Free Living 270 E. 2nd St. New York, NY 10009 212-677-6668 fax: 212-539-1526

Center for Independence of the Disabled in New York

841 Broadway, #301 New York, NY 10003 212-674-2300 info@cidNYorg www.cidNYorg

Commission for the Blind and Visually Handicapped 20 Exchange Pl. New York, NY 10005 212-825-5710 fax: 212-825-7143

FEDCAP

211 W. 14th St. New York, NY 10011 212-727-4200 fax: 212-727-4374 info@fedcap.org www.fedcap.org

League for the Hard of Hearing 50 Broadway, 6th fl. New York, NY 10010 917-305-7700 fax: 917-305-7588 postmaster@lhh.org www.lhh.org

Manhattan Occupational Training Center, PS 721M

United Cerebral Palsy of New York

Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities

Visions Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired

250 W. Houston St. New York, NY 10014 212-675-7926

100 Gold St., 2nd fl. New York, NY 10038 212-788-2830 fax: 212-341-9843

New York Society for the Deaf 315 Hudson St. New York, NY 10014 212-366-0066 fax: 212-366-8144

80 Maiden Ln., 8th fl. New York, NY 10038 212-683-6700 fax: 212-685-8394 www.ucpnyc.org

500 Greenwich St., 3rd fl. New York, NY 10013 212-625-1616 fax: 212-219-4078 info@visionsvcb.org visionsvcb.org

YAI National Institute for People with Disabilities 320 W. 13th St., 2nd fl. New York, NY 10014 212-645-1616

LIBRARIES ARChive of Contemporary Music

54 White St. New York, NY 10013 212-226-6967 arcmusic@inch.com www.arcmusic.org

Bahai Center & Library

53 E. 11th St. New York, NY 10003 212-674-8998 fax: 212-674-6840 secretariat@bahainyc.org www.bahainyc.org

Hampden Booth Theatre Library 16 Gramercy Park S. New York, NY 10003

Poets House, Inc.

72 Spring St., Room 301 New York, NY 10012 212-431-7920 www.poetshouse.org

Municipal Archives of the City of New York 31 Chambers St. New York, NY 10007 ww-w.nyc.gov/html/records/html/about/visiting. shtml

NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY Chatham Square Library

Epiphany Branch Library

Hudson Park Branch Library

Muhlenberg Branch Library

Early Childhood Information Center Library

Hamilton Fish Park Branch Library

Jefferson Market Library

NY Public Library Mulberry St. Branch

33 E. Broadway New York, NY 10002 212-964-6598 www.nypl.org

66 Leroy St. New York, NY 10014 212-929-0815 www.nypl.org

228 E. 23rd St. New York, NY 10010 212-679-2645 www.nypl.org

415 E. Houston St. New York, NY 10002 212-673-2290 www.nypl.org

66 Leroy St. New York, NY 10014 212-243-6876 www.nypl.org

425 Sixth Ave. New York, NY 10011 212-243-4334 www.nypl.org

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209 W. 23rd St. New York, NY 10011 212-924-1585 www.nypl.org

10 Jersey St. New York, NY 10012 212-966-3424 Branch@nypl.org www.nypl.org


ludlow street We first heard the beautiful and haunting songs of Suzanne Vega when she was singing at the Cornelia Street Café. Her “Luka,” told from the point of view of an abused child (“Yes I think I’m okay/ Walked into the door again”), was her breakout hit from her first album (weren’t they still called ‘albums’ back then?), Solitude Standing, released in 1987. Another track on the same album was “Tom’s Diner” which she often does a capella, and its setting is Tom’s Restaurant at Broadway and 112th Street, more popularly known from the sitcom Seinfeld. Vega was raised in Spanish Harlem and the Upper West Side, and her most New York-centric album Beauty and Crime appeared in 2007 with such tracks as “New York is a Woman” where we “Look down and see her ruined places/ Smoke and ash still rising to the

sky.” In her “Edith Wharton’s Figurines” we “See the portrait come to life/ See the vanity behind/ ‘Cause in the struggle for survival/ Love is never blind.” And there’s the tender, heart-aching song “Ludlow Street.” “When I go back to Ludlow Street/ I find each stoop and doorway’s incomplete/ Without you there…” Though she often sings playing only an acoustic guitar and with a definite folk music style, this song is electrified with a strong back-beat on drums. “Love is the only thing that matters,” the song opens, “Love is the only thing that’s real.” But the song is not to a lost lover but rather her own brother who died of alcohol abuse; Suzanne often accompanied him to rehab sessions on Ludlow Street, and only in the song’s final verse does she mention his name: Tim.

^^ susan vega

>> new york public library New York Public Library New Amsterdam Branch 9 Murray SL 3rd FI. New York, NY 10007 212-732-8186 www.nyp|.org

New York Public Library Ottendorfer Branch 135 Second Ave. New York, NY 10003 212-674-0947 www.nypl.org

New York Public Library Seward Park Branch 192 E. Broadway New York, NY 10002 212-477-6770 www.nypl.org

Tompkins Square Library

331 E. 10th St. New York, NY 10009 212-228-4747 www.nypl.org

MUSEUMS AND ATTRACTIONS Access Theatre

380 Broadway, 4th fl. New York, NY 10013 212-966-1047

African Burial Ground National Monument 290 Broadway New York, NY 10007 212-637-2019 www.nps.gov/afbg

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American Numismatic Society 75 Varick St., 11th fl. New York, NY 10013 212-571-4470 fax: 212-571-4479 wwwnumismatic.org

Anne Frank Center USA 38 Crosby St., 5th fl. New York, NY 10013 212-431-7993 fax: 212-431-8375 www.annefrank.com


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>> museums and attractions Art Gate Center

70 Mulberry St. New York, NY 10013 212-349-0126 fax: 212-349-0494 info@htchendance.org www.htchendance.org

Art in General

79 Walker St. New York, NY 10013 212-219-0473 fax: 212-219-0511 www.artingeneral.org

Asian American Art Center 26 Bowery, 3rd fl. New York. NY 10013 212-233-2154 fax: 212-766-1287 aartsctr@aol.com www.artspiral.org

Castle Clinton National Monument Battery Park New York, NY 10004 212-344-7220 www.nps.gov/carl

Charging Bull at Bowling Green

Broadway at Whitehall St.

Children’s Museum of The Arts 182 Lafayette St. New York, NY 10013 212-941-9198 info@cmaNYorg www.cmaNYorg

Chinese American Arts Council 456 Broadway, 3rd fl. New York, NY 10013 212-431-9740 fax: 212-431-9789 www.gallery456.org

Clocktower Gallery 108 Leonard St. New York, NY 10013 212-233-1096

Eldridge Street Project Inc.

12 Eldridge St. New York, NY 10002 212-219-0888 fax: 212-9664782 www.eldridgestreet.org

Ellis lsland Immigration Museum

Ellis island (Ticket Booth/Ferry at Castle Clinton in Battery Park) 212-363-3200 www.nps.gov/elis 

Federal Hall National Memorial 26 Wall St. New York, NY 10005 212-825-6888 www.nps.gov/feha 

Fraunces Tavern Museum

54 Pearl St. New York, NY 10004 212-425-1778 fax: 212-509-3467 www.frauncestavernmuseum.org

Governorgogue and Museum

280 Broome St. New York, NY 10002 212-431-1619 Mailing Address: P.O. Box 72 Cooper Station New York, NY 10276 www.kkjsm.org

Governor’s Island Nat’l Monument Preservation New York Harbor 212-440-2200 www.nps.gov

Kehila Kedosha Janina Synagogue and Museum

280 Broome St. New York, NY 10002 212-431-1619 Mailing Address: P.O. Box 72 Cooper Station New York, NY 10276

Liberty Island

New York, NY 10001  212-363-3200

Lower East Side Tenement Museum 108 Orchard St. New York, NY 10002 212-431-0233 lestm@tenement.org www.tenement.org

Maccarone, Inc.

630 Greenwich St. New York, NY 10002 212-431-4977 fax: 347-394-0043 kitchen@maccarone.net www.maccarone.net

Museum of American Financial History 26 Broadway, Rm. 947 New York, NY 10004 212-908-4110 fax: 212-9084601 www.financialhistory.org

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Museum of Chinese in the Americas 215 Center St. New York, NY 10012 212-619-4785 fax: 212~619-4720 info@moca-nyc.org www.moca-nyc.org

Museum of Jewish Heritage A Living Memorial to the Holocaust 36 Battery Pl. New York, NY 10280 646-437-4200 www.mjhnyc.org

New Museum of Contemporary Art 235 Broadway New York, NY 10002 212-777-2239 fax: 212-432-6700 www.newmuseum.org

New York City Fire Museum

278 Spring St. New York, NY 10013 212-691-1303 director@nycfiremuseum.org www.nycfiremuseum.org

New York City Police Museum

100 Old Slip 212-480-3100 www.nycpolicemuseum.org

New York Information Technology Center 55 Broad St. New York NY 10004 212-480-8460 www.55broadst.com


>> museums and attractions New York Mercantile Exchange Museum

1 N. End Ave. New York, NY 10282 212-299-2000 exchangeinfo@nymex.com www.nymex.com

New York Unearthed Archaeology Museum

207 Front St. New York, NY 10004 212-748-8628 www.southstreetseaportmuseum.org

Seamen’s Church Institute

241 Water St. New York, NY 10038 212-349-9090 fax: 212-349-8342 www.seamenschurch.org

The Skyscraper Museum

39 Battery Pl. New York, NY 10280 212-968-1961 admin@skyscraper.org www.skyscraper.org

Smithsonian Institute, National Museum of the American Indian

George Gustave Heye Center 1 Bowling Green New York, NY 10004 212-514-3700 www.americanindian.si.edu

South Street Seaport Museum

Pier 16, 207 Front St. New York, NY 10038 212-748-8600 www.southstseapon.org

Statue of Liberty National Monument/ Liberty Island (Ticket Booth/Ferry at Castle Clinton in Battery Park) New York, NY 10004 212-363-3200 www.nps.gov/stli

Trinity Church Museum

Broadway at Wall St. New York, NY 10006 212-602-0800 www.trinitywallstreet.org

The Ukrainian Museum

222 E. 6th St. New York, NY 10003 212-228-0110 www.ukrainianmuseum.org

Wesley Chapel Museum

44 John St. New York, NY 10038 212-269-0014

World Financial Center Winter Garden

West St. between Vesey & Liberty Sts. 212-945-0505

South Street Seaport

89 South St. @ Fulton St New York, NY 10038 212-742-1969

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my little shirtwaist fire Two years ago while I was at work on a Villager article about the books and poems that tell of the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire, my then fourteen year old daughter casually asked me, “Do you know Rasputina’s song about it?” I knew neither the song nor Rasputina, but Lily did not roll her eyes or laugh incredulously but rather found something on her ipod and gave me an earbud so we could share. I liked it. Hard-driving strings (cellos, I later learn) and electric drums. At first I didn’t get it or listen close enough (“Once it started/ The frail and fainthearted/ Just withered to the floor”) but then that chorus hits with a crash of a cymbal: “The terrible flames of / All that remains of/ My Little Shirtwaist Fire.” The New York-based band known as Rasputina has been recording since 1992, and while many members

of it leave and quickly are replaced, its soul, the strongest cello and her tender/ outraged vocals, is Melora Creager. Her work is unconventional, labeled as Goth among other inaccurate tags, with a rare, alluring, and admirable attraction to history and social issues. In “My Little Shirtwaist Fire” is the vision, sympathy, and anger of a young woman at what happened because of greed and carelessness to so many young women a century ago. “Such a sweet face / Trapped in a staircase / By the smell of her own burning hair.” The horrible event that the song hallows haunted me with additional terror once I had my own daughter. Now she’s the age of the age of so many who perished on that late

afternoon in early spring of 1911, and that my Lily knew and liked and turned me on to this song both made me proud and more fearful. “Yes, we’re burning can you help us please? Yes, we’re begging, we’re on bended knees.”

NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATIONS Association for Neighborhood and Housing Development

50 Broad St., Ste. 1125 New York, NY 10004 212-747-1117 fax: 212-747-1114 www.anhd.org

Canal Park Conservancy

Jana Haimsohn 530 Canal St. New York, NY 10013 212-925-4071

Canal West

Richard Barrett 533 Canal St. New York, NY 10013 609-658-4742

Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association

62 Mott St. New York, NY 10013 212-226-6280 fax: 212-431-5883

Friends of City Hall Park 373 Broadway #E1 New York, NY 10013 212-431-8480 cityhallpark@earthlink.net

Friends of Duane Park

55 Hudson St. New York, NY 10013 212-227-5843 www.duanepark.org

Independence Plaza Association Diana Lapson inof@IPNTA.org

Tribeca Association

Friends of Finn Square

Carole DeSaram 434 Greenwich St., #4F New York, NY 10013 814-576-7472 desaram50@earthlink.net

Friends of Hudson Square

TriBeCa Partnership

6 Varick St., #7A New York, NY 10013 212-966-1899

512 Greenwich St., 1st fl. New York, NY 10013 212-966-1899

Gompers Houses 50 Pitt St. New York, NY 10002 212-982-0990

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598 Broadway New York, NY 10013 212-274-0550, ext. 16 fax: 212-274-0880 www.tribecanyc.org


PARKS AND OPEN SPACES Battery Park

Battery Place at State St.

Duane Street Sitting Area

Jerry Driscol Walk

The Esplanade

Louise Nevelson Plaza

Beach Street Park

Hudson & Duane Sts.

Bowling Green

Third Pl. to Liberty St. Battery Park City

W. Broadway & Beach St.

Broadway at Whitehall St.

Chase Manhattan Plaza Nassau & Cedar Sts.

City Hall Park

Broadway at Park Row

Coenties Slip

Water St. at Coenties Slip

Collect Pond

Leonard St. Between Center/Lafayette Sts.

Columbus Park

Finn Square

Franklin, W. Broadway and Varick Sts.

Fishbridge Garden Dover St. between Pearl/ Water Sts.

Hanover Square Park William & Pearl Sts.

Hudson River Park Along Hudson River From Battery Park to 59th St.

Between South/Front Sts.

Liberty St. at Maiden Ln.

Nelson A. Rockefeller Park

North Cove to Chambers St. Battery Park City

Rector Park

South End Ave. at Rector Place Battery Park City

Robert F. Wagner, Jr. Park Pier A to First Place Battery Park City

South Cove

First Pl. to Third Pl. Battery Park City

South Street Seaport

Fulton & South Sts.

Teardrop Park

River Terrace between Warren and Murray Sts. Battery Park City

Trinity Churchyard Broadway at Wall St.

Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial Plaza

Coenties Slip at Water St.

Washington Market Park Chambers & Greenwich Sts.

Baxter, Mulberry, Bayard, and Park Sts.

GREENSTREETS Time Landscape Garden, LaGuardia Pl., Houston St., Bleecker St., 7th Ave., Leroy St., Bedford St. W. Houston St. & 6th Ave. (North Side) Houston St. between Elizabeth & Mott Sts. Houston St. between Mott & Mulberry Sts. Horatio St. & W. 4 St. & 8th Ave. Broome St. & Thompson St. & Watts St. Christopher St. & Waverly Pl. 6th Ave., Christopher St. & Greenwich Ave. 7th Ave. S., Bedford St. & Morton St. 8th Ave., West 4th St., Jane St.

GREENMARKETS Abington Sq., Hudson St., W. 12th St., 9th Ave. - Saturdays Tompkins Sq., E. 7th-E. 10th Sts., Ave. A to Ave. B - Sundays Union Square, Union Sq. E., Union Sq. W., E. 17th St. - Mon., Wed., Fri., Sat. City Hall Park, Broadway & Chambers St. - Tues. & Fri., June 1-Dec. 31 Grand St. , Chrystie St. to Forsyth St. - Sunday, July 11-Nov. 21 St. Mark’s Church, E. 10th St. & 2nd Ave. - Tuesday, May 4 to Dec, 21. Stuyvesant Town, E.18th-E. 19th Sts., First to Second Ave. - Sunday, June 6 to Nov. Tribeca Market, Greenwich St. between Chambers & Duane Sts. - Wed., Apr. 7 to Dec. 22. Zuccotti Park Plaza in front of 120 Broadway @ Liberty St. - Tues. & Thurs., Apr. 6 to Dec. 23.

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rose of washington square First heard in Ziegfeld’s Midnight Frolic (1921) and sung by the great Fanny Brice, “Rose of Washington Square” tells of Rosie who “used to live up in the Bronx, / but she wander’d from there down to Washington Square, / and Bohemian Honky Tonks.” She becomes an artist’s model (“I’m withering there, in basement air I’m fading”), and though “she’s got no future but oh! what a past,/ she’s Rose of Washington Square.” With lyrics by Ballard Macdonald and music by James F. Hanley, the song has two versions but listen to the comic one; “She’s terrible good as a model,/ the artists are stuck

on her charms,/ once a feller said he would paint Venus from her,/ only Venus ain’t got no arms.” By 1939 the movie Rose of Washington Square told the vaguely disguised story of Brice’s relationship with gambler/con-man Nicky Arnstein, a partner of the notorious Arnold Rothstein. “I never liked the men I loved,” she once said, “and never loved the men I liked.” Fanny’s signature song “My Man” tells of her stormy, even abusive relationship with Arnstein in her own words, sung in the Ziegfeld Follies of 1921. Years later Barbara Streisand portrayed Fanny first on

Broadway and then in the awardwinning musical Funny Girl. “Rose of Washington Square” has been done by many people, including a jazz version on sax by Harry Allen, but best is hearing Fanny do it herself, full of tenderness, humor, charm, and schmaltz by one of vaudeville’s greatest stars.

POLICE Civilian Complaint Review Board

First Precinct

212-577-4777

16 Ericsson Pl. New York, NY 10013 212-334-0611 Community Affairs 212-334-0640  Crime Prevention 212-334-0603 Community Patrol 212-334-0604

Crime Stoppers

Fifth Precinct

40 Rector St., 2nd fl. New York, NY 10006 212-442-8833

Crime Victims Hotline 1 Police Plaza New York, NY 1 0038 212-577-TIPS

19 Elizabeth St. New York., NY 10013 212-344-0711 Community Affairs 212-334-0726 Crime Prevention 212-334-0727 Community Patrol 212-334-0716

Sixth Precinct

233 W. 10th St. New York, NY 10014 212-741-4811 Community affairs 212-741-4826

Seventh Precinct 19 Pitt St. New York, NY 10002 212-477-7331 Community Affairs 212-477-7301 Crime Prevention 212-477-7679

Ninth Precict

321 E. 5th St. New York., NY 10003 212-477-7826 Community Affairs 212-477-7826 Crime Prevention 212-477-7805 Community Patrol 212-477-7808 212-477-7820

New York State Police Wards Island New York, NY 10035 917-492-7100

Troop A. Mounted Police 19 Varick St. New York, NY 212-334-0641

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POLITICAL ORGANIZATIONS Chelsea Reform

P.O. BOX 1120 Old Chelsea Station New York, NY 10113-1 309 West 20th St., Basement New York, NY 10011 212-929-9188

Downtown Independent Democrats

125 Greene St., 5th fl. New York, NY 10012 sean.sweeneynyc @verizon.net

Gay & Lesbian Independent Democrats Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Servies Center 208 West 13th St. New York, NY 10011 212-620-7310 info@glid.org www.glid.org.

Harry S. Truman Democratic Club 551 Grand St., Suite 1 New York, NY 10002 212-349-7140 fax: 212-387-8017 snackplay@aol.com

League of Women Voters

New York City Independence Party

Village lndependent Democrats

New York County Republican Committee

Village Reform Democratic Club

225 Broadway New York, NY 10007 212-962-1699

122 East 83rd Street New York, NY 10028 212-517-8333

Sons of the Revolution

26 Perry St. New York, NY 10014 212-741-2994 villagedemocrats@aol.com www.villagedemocrats.com

505 Laguardia Place New York, NY 10012 212-995-VRDC fax: 212-995-VRDC cline-rs@interport.net

54 Pearl St. New York, NY 10004 212-425-1776 fax: 212-509-3467 www.sonsoftherevolution.org

4 West 43rd Street New York, NY 10016 212-725-3541 fax: 212-725-3443 lwvny@hotmail.com www.lwvnyc.org

POST OFFICES Canal Street Station

Cooper Station

Chinatown Station

Knickerbocker Station

350 Canal St. New York, NY 10013 212-925-3378

6 Doyers St. New York, NY 10038 212-349-8264

Church Street Station

90 Church St. New York, NY 10013 212-330-5313

93 Fourth Ave. New York, NY 10003 212-254-1389

128 E. Broadway New York, NY 10002 212-608-3598

Old Chelsea Post Office 217 W. 18th Street New York, NY 10011 212-675-0548

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Patchin Post Office 70 W. 10th Street New York, NY 10011 212-777-6819

Peck Slip Station 1 Peck Slip New York, NY 10038 212-964-1055

Peter Stuyvesant Station 432 E. 14th St. New York, NY 10003 212-677-2165

Pitt Station

185 Clinton St. New York, NY 10002 212-254-9270

Tompkins Square Station 244 E. 3rd St. New York, NY 10003 212-673-6415

Village Station 201 Varick St. New York, NY 10014 212-645-0327


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public officials UNITED STATES OF AMERICA President Barack Obama

The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. Washington, DC 20500 Comments: 202-456-1111 Switchboard: 202-456-1414 fax: 202-456-2461 president@whitehouse.gov www.whitehouse.gov

Vice President Joe Biden

United States Senate Washington, DC 20510 202-456-1414 vice.president@whitehouse.gov

U.S.SENATE Senator Charles Schumer

757 Third Ave., Ste. 17-02 New York, NY 10017 212-486-4430 fax: 212-486-7693 senator@schumer. senate.gov

Senator Kristen Gillibrand

New York City Office: 780 Third Ave., Ste. 2601 New York, New York 10017 212-688-6262 fax (212) 688-7444 gillibrand.senate.gov

U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES Representative Carolyn B. Maloney 1651 Third Ave., Ste. 311 New York, NY 10128 212-860-0606 www.maloney.house.gov/

Representative Jerrold Nadler

201 Varick St., Ste. 669 New York, NY 10014 212-367-7350 fax: 212-367-7356 jerroldnadler@mail. house.gov www.house.gov/nadler

Representative Nydia Velazquez

173 Ave. B New York, NY 10009 212-673-3997 www.house.gov/Velazquez

NEW YORK STATE Governor Andrew M. Cuomo State Capitol Albany, New York 12224 518-474-7516 www.NYgov/governor

NEW YORK STATE SENATE Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver

250 Broadway, Ste. 2300 New York, NY 10007 212-312-1400 fax: 212-312-1418 speaker@assembly. state.NYus http://assembly.state.NYus/ mem/?ad=064

Assemblymember Deborah Glick

853 Broadway, Ste. 2120 New York, NY 10003 212-674-5153 glickd@assembly.state. NYus http://assembly.state.NYus

Assemblymember Richard N. Gottfried 242 W. 27th St. New York, NY 10001 212-807-7900 gottfrr@assembly.state.NYus http://assembly.state.NYus/ mem/?ad=075

Assemblymember Brian P. Kavanagh

237 First Ave., Rm. 407 New York, NY 10003 212-979-9696 kavanaghb@assembly.state.NYus http://assembly.state.NYus/ mem/?ad=74

NEW YORK STATE SENATE State Senator Daniel Squadron

401 Broadway, Ste. 1901 New York, New York 10013 212-298-5565 www.nysenate.gov/senator/daniel-squadron

State Senator Tom Duane

322 8th Ave., Ste. 1700 New York, NY 10001 212-633-8052 fax: 212-633-8096 http://www.nysenate.gov/ senator/thomas-duane

NEW YORK CITY GOVERNMENT Mayor Mike Bloomberg

City Hall New York, NY 10007 311 www.mikebloomberg.com

Comptroller John C. Liu

Municipal Building 1 Centre St. New York, NY 10007 212-669-3500 www.comptroller.nyc.gov

Public Advocate Bill DiBlasio

Municipal Building 1 Centre St., 15th fl. New York, NY 10007 212-669-7200 Constituent services: 212-669-7250 www.pubadvocate.nyc.gov

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Manhattan Borough President Scott M. Stringer Municipal Building 1 Centre St., 19th fl., S. New York, NY 10007 212-669-8300 www.mbpo.org

NEW YORK CITY COUNCIL Margaret Chin Councilmember for District 1 165 Park Row, Ste. 11 New York, NY 10038 Field Office: 250 Broadway, #1738 New York, NY 10007 212-788-7259

Rosie Mendez Councilmember for District 2

237 First Ave, Ste. 504 New York, NY 10003 212-677-1077 rosie.mendez@council.nyc. NYus www.nyccounci|.info

Speaker Christine C. Quinn Councilmember for District 3 224 W. 30th St., Ste. 1206 New York, NY 10001 212-564-7757 quinn@counci|.nyc.NYus www.nyccounci|.info


talkin’ new york As a teenager out in the midwest I’d been hearing other people doing Dylan until one day “Like a Rolling Stone” came on the juke box in the student union. Never heard anything like it, so I went to the record store and bought the only Dylan album it had: A Freewhellin’ Bob Dylan, with that great photo of him and Suze Rotolo walking a snowy Jane Street, and Dylan would forever be linked in my mind with New York City. The first album he cut, Bob Dylan, released in 1962 by Columbia (after the folksingers’ label Vanguard rejected him for being too derivative), had only two original songs, one, “Song to Woody” for the ailing, inspirational Woody Guthrie, and the other “Talkin’ New York.” It is similar in tempo and rhyme to his more familiar “Talkin’ World War III Blues” (“I was down in a sewer with some little lover/ when I peeked out

^^ bob from a manhole cover/ wonderin’ who turned the lights on”), and it sounds much like it with his guitar and harmonica and that distinct

voice (“Every time I hear myself sing,” he said, “I want to run and hide.”) “Talkin’ New York” tells his story of coming to the city to be a folk singer: “I swung on to my old guitar /Grabbed hold of a subway car/ And after a rocking, reeling, rolling ride/I landed up on the downtown side: /Green witch Village.” He found a job “In one of them coffee-houses on the block” singing and blowing his harmonica dylan “for a dollar a day,” and then, like many of his wise-cracking lines of those early songs, he headed “out for the western skies/So long New York /Howdy, East Orange.”

RECREATIONAL Al Smith Recreation Center 80 Catherine St. New York, NY 10038 212-285-0300 fax: 212-285-0302

Battery Park City Parks Conservancy 2 South End Ave. New York, NY 10280 212-267-9700 fax: 212-267-9707 info@bbcparks.org www.bpcparks.org

Ballfields Permits: 646-210-4571

Chinatown YMCA 100 Hester St. New York, NY 10002 212-219-8393 fax: 212-941-9046 www.ymcanyc.org

Community Center at Stuyvesant High School 345 Chambers St. New York, NY 10282 646-210-4292 www.ccshs.org

Educational Alliance

197 E. Broadway New York, NY 10002 212-780-2300 fax: 212-979-1225 www.edalliance.org

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14 St. Y-Sol Goldman YMYWHA

344 E. 14th St. New York, NY 10003 212-780-0800 www.edalliance.org

Hudson River Park Trust

Pier 40, 2nd fl. New York, NY 10014 212-627-2020 fax: 212-627-2021 Park Enforcement Patrol 212-242-6427 www.hudsonriverpark.com

McBurney YMCA 125 W. 14th St. New York, NY 10011 212-741-9210 www.ymca.org.com

New York Chinese Community Center 62 Mott St. New York, NY 10013 212-226-6280 fax: 212-431-5883

Parks Department / Arsenal Central Park 830 Fifth Ave. New York, NY 10021 212-360-8111 www.nycgovparks.org

Tony Dapolito Recreation Center 1 Clarkson St. New York, NY 10014 212-242-5228 www.nycparks.org


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The Bowery The most popular song from an 1891 musical entitled A Trip to Chinatown, the rollicking, farcical “The Bowery” was written by Percy Gaunt with lyrics by Charles H. Hoyt, referred to as the Father of American Farce. The song tells a story about this most notorious section of the Lower East Side though the musical is actually set in San Francisco and has nothing to do with New York. There are six verses with the song’s famous chorus interspersed throughout: “The Bow’ry, the Bow’ry! They say such things, And they do strange things On the Bow’ry! The Bow’ry! I’ll never go there anymore!” The comical song tells of the singer’s misadventures on the Bowery: “Folks who are ‘on to’ the city say,/ Better by far that I took Broadway;/

But I was out to enjoy the sights,/ There was the Bow’ry ablaze with lights.” He’s conned, robbed, tossed out of a bar, has a haircut and shave where the barber “Took off my whiskers and most of my chin,” then gets a black eye and a battered nose. And

though the song is lively and funny and written in ¾ time, despite it all the singer repeatedly swears that to the Bowery “I’ll never go there anymore!” The musical ran at the Madison Square Theater nearly two years and remained the longest running show until the 1919 musical Irene (famous for such songs as “I’m Always Chasing Rainbows” and “You Made Me Love You”) which is set in a more genteel Upper West Side. “The Bowery” remains one of New York’s most popular songs, having sold more than a million copies of sheet music. My mother, who used to sing on the radio, sang this song to me when she learned I had moved to the Lower East Side but without any idea what it was like in 1977.

RELIGIOUS INSTITUTIONS Abounding Grace 393 E. 8th St. New York, NY 10009 212-614-0370 Services at: P.S. 34 12th St. & Ave. D. New York, NY 10009

Agudath Israel of America 42 Broadway New York, NY 10038 212-797-9000 fax: 646-254-1600

Assafa Islamic Center

172 Allen St. New York, NY 10002 212-253-1053

Battery Park Synagogue

385 South End Ave., Apt. 1D New York, NY 10280 212-432-7022

Bethel Chinese Assembly of God 77 Eldridge St. New York, NY 10002 212-226-1156

Bialystoker Synagogue

7-11 Bialystoker Pl. New York, NY 10002 212-475-0165 www.bialystoker.org

The Brotherhood Synagogue

2B Gramercy Park S. New York, NY 10003 212-674-5750 fax: 212-505-6707 www.brotherhoodsynagogue.org

Catholic Center at New York University

58 Washington Sq. S. New York, NY 10012 212-674-7236 fax: 212-473-2971 www.nyu.edu/pages/catholic.center

Bahai Faith

53 E. 11th St. New York, NY 10003 212-674-8998

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Catholic Medical Mission Board 10 W. 17th St. New York, NY 10011 212-242-7757 info@cmmb.org wvwv.cmmb.org

Chabad on Washington Square 27 Washington Sq. N. New York, NY 10011 212-674-1950

Chinese Conservative Baptist Church

103 Madison St. New York, NY 10002 212-962-6040 www.nyccbc.org


>> religious institutions Chinese Evangelist Mission Church 97 Madison St. New York, NY 10002 212-571-1083

Church of Our Lady of the Rosary 7 State St. New York, NY 10004 212-269-6865

Church of Saint Chinese Missionary Baptist Church of NY Luke in the Fields 136 Henry St., # 1 New York, NY 10002 212-964-4180

487 Hudson St. New York, NY 10014 212-924-0562

Christian City Church

Church of the Ascension

332 Bleecker St. New York, NY 10014 212-267-6264

12 W. 11th St. New York, NY 10011 212-254-8620

Christian Science Church

Church of the Bible Crusaders

171 MacDougal St. New York, NY 10011 212-777-1717 Reading Room 212-777-0323

Christian Science Reading Room 130 Church St. New York, NY 10007 212-587-9530

Christ Lutheran Church 123 E. 15th St. New York, NY 10003 212-475-5906

Church of All Nations United Methodist 48 St. Marks Pl. New York, NY 10004 212-677-5940

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints 144 W. 15th St. New York, NY 10011 212-367-8942

548 E. 13th St. New York, NY 10009 212-254-7257

Church of the Most Holy Crucifix 378 Broome St. New York, NY 10013 212-226-2556

Church of the Transfiguration

29 Mott St. New York, NY 10013 212-962-5157 fax: 212-962-5217 www.transfigurationnyc.org

Church of the Village

201 W. 13th St New York, NY 10011 212-243-5470

Civic Center Synagogue

49 White St. New York, NY 10013 212-966-7141 fax: 212-866-4968 www.civiccentersynsgogue.com

Church of New York – Chinatown

Collegiate Reformed Dutch Church: Corporate Office 45 John St., # 1000 New York, NY 10038 212-233-1960

Community Synagogue Center 325 E. 6th St. New York, NY 10003 212-473-3665

Congregation Beth Hamedrosh Hagodol 60 Norfolk St. New York, NY 10002 212-674-3330

Congregation Beth Simchat Torah 57 Bethune St. New York, NY 10014 212-929-9498 www.cbst.org

Congregation Chasam Sopher 8 Clinton St. New York, NY 10002 212-777-5140

Congregation Darech Amuno 53 Charles St. New York, NY 10014 212-242-6425

Conservative Synagogue

11 E. 11th St. New York, NY 10003 212-929-6954 csfae11@aol.com

Dewitt Reformed Church 280 Rivington St. New York, NY 10002 212-674-3341

East End Temple 245 E. 17th St. New York, NY 10010 212-427-6444

139 Bowery New York, NY 10013 212-925-4880

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E. Seventh St. Baptist Church

205 E. 7th St. New York, NY 10009 212-673-0471

East Side Tabernacle

254 E. 2nd St. New York, NY 10009 212-673-9815

Eastern State Buddhist Temple 64 Mott St. New York, NY 10013 212-966-6229

Eastern United States Taoists Associates 1 Spring St. New York, NY 10012 212-966-8950

Eldridge St. Synagogue

12 Eldridge St. New York, NY 10002 212-219-0888 www.eldridgestreet.org

Emmanuel Presbyterian Church

737 E. 6th St. New York, NY 10009 212-228-0431

Epiphany RC Church Rectory 239 E. 21st St. New York, NY 10010 212-475-1966

Episcopal Church of Our Saviour 48 Henry St. New York, NY 10002 212-233-2899 fax: 212-233-2765

Faith Evangelistic Ministries 90 William St. New York, NY 10038 212-480-1930


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>> religious institutions Finnish Lutheran Baptist Church 81 Christopher St. New York, NY 10013 646-638-4195

First Chinese Baptist Church 21 Pell St. New York, NY 10013 212-267-6436

First Chinese Presbyterian Church

61 Henry St. New York, NY 10002 212-964-0521 fax: 212-566-2974 www.firstpresnyc.org

First Presbyterian Church 12 W. 12th St. New York, NY 10011 212-675-6150 www.firstpresnyc.org

Forefront Church 928 Broadway New York, NY  10010 212-388-1831

Gethesmane Garden Baptist Church 223 E. 7th St. New York, NY 10009 212-353-3403

Greek Orthodox Church of St. John the Baptist 143 E. 17th St. New York, NY 10003 212-473-0648

Greenwich Village Synagogue 53 Charles St. New York, NY 10014 212-242-6425

Heavenly Grace Buddhist Temple 219 Canal St. New York, NY 10013 212-966-6238

Heritage Baptist Church

519 Eighth Ave. New York, NY 10016 212-947-5316 / 212-6330382 Services @ Baruch College Campus/PD 55 East 25th St. New York, NY 10010

Holy Apostles

296 Ninth Ave. New York, NY 10001 212-807-6799 www.holyapostlesnyc.org

Immaculate Conception Church

Grace Church

414 E. 14th St. New York, NY 10009 212-254-0200

Grace Faith Church

Interfaith Minister M. Zell Schwartzman

802 Broadway New York, NY 10003 212-254-2000

65 Chrystie St. New York, NY 10002 212-925-1166

Greater New Hope Missionary Baptist Church 507 E. 11th St. New York, NY 10009 212-254-5854

350 W. 24th St. New York, NY 10011 212-243-4671

Japanese American United Church 255 7th Ave. New York, NY 10001 212-242-9444 nbrownell@jauc.org www.jauc.org

John Street United Methodist Church 44 John St. New York, NY 10038 212-269-0014

Judson Memorial Church 55 Washington Sq. S. New York, NY 10012 212-477-0351 www.judson.org

Kehila Kedosha Janina Synagogue and Museum 280 Broome St. New York, NY 10002 212-431-1619

Lower Manhattan Community Church 342 Broadway #285 New York NY 10013 Services at 10 Desbrosses St 10th F. 646-397-7051 www.lowermanhattanchurch.com

Living Word Community Church 325 Broadway New York, NY 10013 212-966-6070

Marble Collegiate Church 1 W. 29th St. New York, NY 10001 212-685-0706 fax: 212-685-0706 www.marble church.org

Middle Collegiate Church 50 East 7th St. New York, NY 10003 212-477-0666 www.middlechurch.org

Most Precious Blood Church 109 Mulberry St. New York, NY 10013 212-226-6427 fax: 212-226-1837

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National Council of Young Isreal 111 John St., Ste. 450 New York, NY 10038 212-929-1525 mcyi@youngisrael.org www.youngisrael.org

Nativity Church 44 Second Ave. New York, NY 10003 212-674-8590

Neighood Church of Greenwich Village 269 Bleecker St. New York, NY 10014 212-691-1770

New York Chinese Alliance Church 162 Eldridge St. New York, NY 10002 212-533-3808 www.nycac.org

New York Chinese Baptist Church 82 Walker St. New York, NY 10012 212-431-0377

New York Orthodox Cathedral of the Holy Virgin Protection 59 E. 2nd St. New York, NY 10003 212-677-4664

Our Lady of Loreto Roman Catholic Church 25 Carmine St. New York, NY 212-989-6805

Our Lady of Pompeii Church 25 Carmine St. New York, NY 10014 212-989-6805


the brooklyn bridge

Though John Roebling’s masterpiece was intended to get us to Brooklyn (and not for Brooklyn to get to Manhattan) we in Manhattan still share claim to the bridge, the awesome sight of it from City Hall inspiring poets and painters and songwriter Sammy Cahn, born on the Lower East Side. Best known for such movie-song hits as “Three Coins in a Fountain” and “All the Way” and “Call Me Irresponsible” and “Second Time Around,” Sammy along with Julie Styne wrote six songs for the 1947 film It Happened in Brooklyn. In the film, Danny (Frank Sinatra) has just been discharged from the army, and the first thing he does upon returning home is grab a taxi and head for the Brooklyn Bridge. He runs to the walkway,

removes his hat, and in a tender love song sings to “The Brooklyn Bridge.” “Like the folks you meet on Like to plant my feet on the Brooklyn Bridge What a lovely view from Heaven looks at you from the Brooklyn Bridge.” Some of the lyrics tell how sad those of us are in Manhattan because the bridge is Brooklyn’s, yet in the scene from the movie Sinatra sings the entire song with Lower Manhattan in the background. But despite to which borough it belongs the bridge is truly for us all, for the song concludes with the sweet lines, “You’ll miss her most when you roam/ Because you’ll think of home/ The good old Brooklyn Bridge.”

>> religious institutions Our Lady of the Rosary Church Shrine of Elizabeth Ann Seton 7 State St. (South Ferry) New York, NY 10004 212-269-6865 www.setonshrine.com

Our Lady of Sorrows Rectory

213 Stanton St. New York, NY 10002 212-673-0900 oloschurch@yahoo.com

Our Lady of Victory Church 60 William St. New York, NY 10005 212-422-5535

Primitive Christian Church, Inc. 209 E. Broadway New York, NY 10002 212-673-7868

Religious Society of Friends (Quaker)

15 Rutherford Pl. New York, NY 10003 212-777-8866 nyqmfriends@netscape,net

St. Andrews Church 20 Cardinal Hayes Pl. New York, NY 10007 212-962-3972 fax: 212-962-1012

St. Anthony Roman Catholic Church 154 Sullivan St. New York, NY 10012 212-777-2755

Saint Augustine’s Episcopal Church 290 Henry St. New York, NY 10002 212-673-5300 staugnyc@yahoo.com www.staugnyc.org

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Saint Barbara’s Greek Orthodox Church 27 Forsyth St. New York, NY 10002 212-226-0499

St. Joseph’s Church 364 Sixth Ave. New York, NY 10014 212-741-1274

St. Joseph’s Church 5 Monroe St. New York, NY 10002 212-267-8376

Saint Mary’s Church

440 Grand St. Rectory: 28 Attorney St. New York, NY 10002 212-674-3266

Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church

155 Cedar St. New York, NY 10006 212-227-0773 www.SaintPatrickSaintPeterSaintTeresa.org

Saint Patrick’s Old Cathedral 263 Mulberry St. New York, NY 10012 212-226-8075

Saint Paul’s Chapel

209 Broadway at Wall St. New York, NY 10007 212-233-4164 fax: 212-233-4156 www.saitnpaulschapel.org

Saint Peter’s Roman Catholic Church 22 Barclay St. Mailing Address: 30 Vesey St., 7th fl. New York, NY 10007 212-233-8355


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the rising Since he was a skinny kid dreaming of New York from the other side of the Hudson River, Bruce Springsteen has written great rock and roll about our city: “It’s So Hard to be a Saint in the City,” “New York Serenade,” “Incident on 57th Street,” “Out in the Streets,” “Tenth Avenue Freeze Out,” and “Jungleland” to name a few. But his 12th album, released in 2002 and the first in years with his beloved E Street Band entitled The Rising, was primarily both a powerful eulogy and a cry of healing after the attacks on September 11th. Although the song “My City of Ruins” was written about Asbury Park, it took on new meaning after the Towers fell, and his “Empty Sky” is a desperate cry of what we lost (“I woke up this morning/ to an empty sky”). “You’re Missing” is about someone whose “house is waiting for you to walk in but you’re missing”), and “Nothing Man” is told by a firefighter killed that day (“my

brave young life forever changed in a misty cloud of pink vapor”). The most heartwrenching of all, “Into the Fire” tells of a firefighter’s widow: “I need your kiss, but love and duty called you someplace higher, up the stairs, into the fire.” The album’s title song “The Rising” is a haunting, hard-driving spirit of loss and endurance (“Sky of blackness and sorrow…Sky of longing and emptiness…sky of blessed life”), written and performed passion-

>> religious institutions Saint Theresa’s Transfiguration Church Catholic Church 141 Henry St. New York, NY 10002 212-233-0233

Seamen’s Church Institute

241 Water St. New York, NY 10038 212-349-9090 www.seamenschurch.org

Subud New York 230 W. 29th St. New York, NY 10001 212-563-1196

Tenth Street Church of Christ 257 E. 10th St. New York, NY 10009 212-228-4837

29 Mott St. New York, NY 10013 212-962-5157 transfigurationnyc.org

^^ Bruce springsteen ately by one of us who has remained filled with conscience, commitment, and good ole’ rock ‘n roll.

True Buddah Diamond Temple of New York 105 Washington St. New York, NY 10006 212-732-5264

Transworld Buddhist Association

True Light Lutheran Church

Trinity Church

Trust in God Baptist Church

7 E. Broadway New York, NY 10038 212-962-1223

74 Trinity Place New York, NY 10006 212-602-0800 www.trinitywallstreet.org

Trinity Lower East Side Lutheran Parish 602 East 9th St. New York, NY 10009 212-228-5254

195 Worth St. New York, NY 10013 212-962-1482

5 Elizabeth St. New York, NY 10013 212-925-9835

United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism 820 Second Ave., 10th fl. New York, NY 10017 212-533-7800

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Unity Church of NY 119 W. 23rd St. New York, NY 10011 212-560-0756

Universal Church of Christ 56 Second Ave. 212-677-6608

Village Church P.C.A. 232 W. 11th St. 212-725-2564

Village Temple

33 E. 12th St. New York, NY 10003 212-674-2340 www.villagetemple.org

Wall Street Synagogue

47 Beekman St. 212-227-7800


SCHOOLS Academy of St. Joseph’s

111 Washington Pl. New York, NY 10014 212-243-5420 fax: 212-414-4526 www.academyofsaintjoseph.org

Adelphi University

Buckle My Shoe Learning Center

40 Worth St. New York, NY 10013 212-374-1489 www.bucklemyshoe.org

Buckle My Shoe Learning Center

75 Varick St. New York, NY 10013-1917 (212) 965-8342

230 W. 13th St. New York, NY 10011 212-807-0518 www.bucklemyshoe.org

Bayard Rustin Educational Complex

Cambridge Univerity Press

351 W. 18th St. New York, NY 10014 212-675-5350 fax: 212-255-5701

Beacon Center of Grand St. Settlement at JHS 22 145 Stanton St. New York, NY 10002 212-505-6338

Benjamin N. Cardoza School of Law 55 Fifth Ave. New York, NY 10003 212-790-0200

Berlitz Language Center 2 Rector St. New York, NY 10006 212-766-2388 fax: 212-964-8198 www.berlitz.com

Beth Jacob Parochial School 142 Broome St. New York, NY 10002 212-473-4500 fax: 212-460-5317

Church Street School For Music and Art

74 Warren St. New York, NY 10007 212-571-7290 fax: 212-571-7292 churchstreetschool@rcn. com www.churchstreetschool. org

City and Country School

Downtown Little School 15 Dutch St. New York, NY 10038 212-791-1300

Dual Language & Asian Studies High School 350 Grand St. New York, NY 10002 212-475-4097 fax: 212-674-1392

146 W. 13th St. New York, NY 10011 212-242-7802 fax: 212-242-7996 www.cityandcountry.org

Earth School

Carsten Aveda Institute

City as School

East River Child Care Center

Chambers Pottery Inc.

Claremont Preperatory School

32 Sixth Ave. New York, NY 10013 212-924-3900

22 E. 17th Street New York, NY 10003 212-675-4884

153 Chambers St., Apt. 2 New York, NY 10007 212-619-7302 www.chamberspottery.com

Chelsea Vocational High School 131 Sixth Ave. New York, NY 10013 212-925-1080 fax: 212-941-7934

Chinatown Headstart

180 Mott St. New York, NY 10013 212-226-5000

Chinese School of New York 62 Mott St., 3rd fl. New York, NY 10013 212-226-3320

Borough of Manhattan Community College

16 Clarkson St. New York, NY 10014 212-337-6800 fax: 212-337-6895

41 Broad St. New York, NY 10004-2513 212-785-0258 www.claremontprep.org

Cooke Center Academy

60 MacDougal St. New York, NY 10012 212-477-1297 fax: 212-529-2018 www.cookecenteracademy. org

Cooper Union for Advancement of Science and Art 51 Astor Pl. New York, NY 10003 212-353-4100

Corlears School

324 W. 15th St. New York, NY 10011 212-741-2800 fax: 212-807-1550 office@corlearsschool.org www.corlearsschool.org

600 E. 6th St. New York, NY 10009 212-477-1735 www.theearthschool.org

570 Grand St. New York, NY 10002 212-254-7300 fax: 212-254-8963

East Side Community High School 420 E. 12th St. New York, NY 10009 212-460-8467 www.eastside.newvisionsk12.org

East Village Community School 610 E. 12th St. New York, NY 10003 212-982-0682

Educational Alliance 100 Attorney St. New York, NY 10002 212-477-1530

Empire State College

325 Hudson St. New York, NY 10014 212-647-7800

French Culinary Institute 462 Broadway New York, NY 10013 212-219-8890

199 Chambers St. New York, NY 10007 212-220-8000

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the sidewalks of new york Though most of us know it as the happy, rowdy version made popular by New York’s favorite son Alfred Smith in his disastrous 1928 campaign for the presidency, “The Sidewalks of New York” is actually a slow, tender, heart-aching little waltz about remembrance and loss. The tune had been rolling around in the head of Charles Lawlor, a vaudeville actor and composer, when he stopped to visit his friend James Blake working in a hat store. Together they worked on the song, with Blake’s lyrics recalling their old neighborhood that had changed so greatly in such a brief time. For the names heard on those same streets when the song was published in 1894 were far more likely to be Vito and Moishe than the German and Irish from only a

generation before. In the song we hear of Jimmy Crow, pretty Nellie Shannon, Jakey Krause “the baker, who always had the dough,” and Mamie O’Rourke, who taught them how to dance. “Things have changed since those days,” the song laments, and the sweet, touching, concluding lines reveal why it must be heard as first intended, a nostalgic recollection of a time gone forever: “They would part, with all they’ve got, if once more they might walk, With their best girl, and have a twirl, on the sidewalks of New York.” Though one of the most popular songs ever written about New York City, with versions done by Duke

Ellington, Nat King Cole, Mel Tormé, and even The Grateful Dead, James Lawlor died penniless in 1925 despite that the song had sold 5,000 copies a year for over a quarter century.

>> schools Friends Seminary School

222 E. 16th St. New York, NY 10003 212-979-5030 fax: 212-979-5034 www.friendsseminary.org

Grace Church School

86 Fourth Ave. New York, NY 10003 212-475-5609 fax: 212-475-5015 www.gcschool.org

Greenwich Village Middle School 26 Broadway New York, NY 10006 212-691-7384 fax: 212-691-9489

Guardian Angel School 193 Tenth Ave. New York, NY 10011 212-989-8280 fax: 212-352-1467

Hands on a Musical Experience 19 Warren St. New York, NY 10007 212-227-7375 fax: 212-227-7395 www.handson4music.com

HB Studio

120 Bank St. New York, NY 10014 212-675-2370 fax: 212-675-2387 www.hbstudio.org

Henry Street Settlement

265 Henry St. New York, NY 10002 212-766-9200

Hetrick Martin Institute

2 Astor Pl. New York, NY 10003 212-477-1555

High School of Economics & Finance

100 Trinity Pl. New York, NY 10006 212-346-0708 fax: 212-346-0712

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High School for Health Professions 345 E. 15th St. New York, NY 10003 212-780-9175 fax: 212-979-7261

High School for Leadership and Public Service 90 Trinity Pl. New York, NY 10006 212-346-0007 fax: 212-346-0612

Immaculate Conception School 419 E.13th St. New York, NY 10003 212-475-2590


>> schools James Baldwin High School

McBurney YMCA

Joffrey Ballet School

Mentoring USA

351 W. 18th St. New York, NY 10011 212-627-0861

434 Sixth Ave. New York, NY 10011 212-254-8520

Legacy School for Integrated Studies 34 W. 14th St. New York, NY 10011 212-645-1960

Leman Manhattan Lower School

41 Broad St, NYC 10004 NYC 10004 212-232-0266 www.lemanmanhattan.org

Liberty High School 250 W. 18th St. New York, NY 10011 212-691-0934 fax: 212-727-1369

Little Red School House 272 6th Ave. New York, NY 10012 212-477-5316 fax: 212-677-9159 www.lrei.org

Lorge School

353 W. 17th St. New York, NY 10011 212-929-8660 fax: 212-989-8249

Lower East Side School 145 Stanton St. New York, NY 10002 212-505-6366 fax: 212-260-0813

Manhattan Graphics Center

125 W. 14th St. New YOrk, NY 10011 212-741-9210 fax 212-741-8339 www.ymcanyc.org

5 Hanover Sq., 17th fl. New York, NY 10004 212-400-8294 fax: 212-400-8278 musa@mentoringusa.com www.mentoringusa.com

Mesivths Tisereth Jerusalem 145 E. Broadway New York, NY 10002 212-964-2830 fax: 212-349-5213

Metropolitan College of New York 431 Canal St. New York, NY 10013 212-343-1234

Millennium High School 75 Broad St., 13th fl. New York, NY 10004 212-825-9008 fax: 212-825-9095 02M418@nycoe.net

Murry Bergtraum High School 411 Pearl St. New York, NY 10038 212-964-9610 fax: 212-732-6622 www.bergtraum.org

Murray Street School of Dance

19 Murray St., 3rd fl. New York, NY 10007 Office: 212-608-7681 Studio: 212-766-5883 www.murraystreetdance. com

Music Together in the City

Rosanna Magarelli, director Various Downtown Locations 212-358-3801 www.musictogethernyc. com

Nativity Mission Center

204 Forsyth St. New York, NY 10012 212-477-2472 www.nativitymission.org

Natural Gourmet Cooking School

48 W. 21st St. New York, NY 10010 212-645-5170 fax: 212-989-1493 info@naturalgourmetschool.com naturalgourmetschool.com

Neighborhood School

121 E. 3rd St. New York, NY 10009 212-387-0195 fax: 212-387-0198 www.theneighborhoodschool.org

New York Academy of Art, Inc. 111 Franklin St. New York, NY 10014 212-966-3217 www.nyaa.edu

New York Career Institute 11 Park Place, 4th fl. New York, NY 10007 212-962-0002 fax: 212-385-7574 info@nyci.com www.nyci.com

New York Food & Hotel Management School 154 W. 14th St., 11th fl. New York, NY 10011 212-675-6655 www.nyfoodandhotelschool.com

481 Washington St. New York, NY 10013 212-219-8783

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New York City Museum School 333 W. 17th St. New York, NY 10011 212-675-6206 fax: 212-675-6524

Notre Dame High School

327 W. 13th St. New York, NY 10014 212-620-5575 ntdamehs@adnysch.org

Our Lady of Pompeii School 240 Bleecker St. New York, NY 10014 212-242-4147 fax: 212-691-2361

Our Lady of Sorrows School 219 Stanton St. New York, NY 10002 212-473-0320 fax: 212-420-0285 mo38@adnysch.org

Pace High School

100 Hester St. New York, NY 10002-5202 212-334-4663 fax: 212-334-4919

Pratt Institute of Manhattan 144 W. 14th St. New York, NY 10011 212-647-7199

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Alfred E. Smith School 8 Henry St. New York, NY 10038 212-267-4133 fax: 212-267-4469

PS 2

Meyer London School 122 Henry St. New York, NY 10002 212-964-0350 fax: 212-608-4080


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PS 41

PS 15

PS 42

Charrette School 490 Hudson St. New York, NY 10014 212-691-1183 fax: 212-675-5306

Greenwich Village School 116 W. 11th St. New York, NY 10011 212-675-2756 fax: 212-924-0910

Roberto Clemente School 333 E. 4th St. New York, NY 10009 212-228-8730 fax: 212-477-0931

Benjamin Altman School 71 Hester St. New York, NY 10002 212-226-8410 fax: 212-431-7384

P.S. 19

PS 63

185 First Ave. New York, NY 10013 212-533-5340

PS 20

Anna Silver School 166 Essex St. New York, NY 10002 212-254-9577 fax: 212-254-3526

PS 33

Chelsea School 281 9th Ave. New York, NY 10001 212-244-6426 fax: 212-629-6893

PS 34

Franklin D. Roosevelt School 730 E. 12th St. New York, NY 10009 212-228-4433 fax: 212-353-1973

PS 40

Augustus St.-Gardens School 319 E. 19th St. New York, NY 10003 212-475-5500 fax: 212-533-5388

William McKinley School 121 E. 3rd St. New York, NY 10009 212-674-3180 fax: 212-420-9018

PS 64

Robert Simon School 600 E. 6th St. New York, NY 10009 212-673-6510 Fax: 212-979-3392

PS/IS 89

201 Warren St. New York, NY 10282 212-571-5659 fax: 212-571-0739

PS 110

Florence Nightingale School 285 Delancey St. New York, NY 10002 212-674-2690 fax: 212-475-5835

PS 124

The Yung Wing School 40 Division St. New York, NY 10002 212-966-7237 fax: 212-219-3069

PS/IS 126

Manhattan Academy of Technology Jacob August Riis School 80 Catherine St. New York, NY 10038 212-962-2188 fax: 212-349-7342

PS 130

Hernando DeSoto School 143 Baxter St. New York, NY 10013 212-226-8072 fax: 212-431-5524

PS 134

Henrietta Szold School 293 E. Broadway New York, NY 10002 212-673-4470 fax: 212-475-6142

PS 140

Nathan Straus School 123 Ridge St. New York, NY 10002 212-677-4680 fax: 212-677-3907

PS 142

Amalia Castro School 100 Attorney St. New York, NY 10002 212-598-3800

PS 150

334 Greenwich St. New York, NY 10028 212-732-4392 fax: 212-766-5895

PS 184

327 Cherry St. New York, NY 10002 212-602-9700

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The Island School 442 E. Houston St. New York, NY 10002 212-677-5710 fax: 212-228-3007

PS 190

334 Greenwich St. New York, NY 10013 212-732-4392

PS 196

Coalition Umbrella School 610 E. 12th St. New York, NY 10009 212-982-0682

PS 234

Independence School 292 Greenwich St. New York, NY 10007 212-233-6034 fax: 212-374-1719

PS 361

The Children’s Workshop 610 E.12th St. New York, NY 10009 212-614-9531 fax: 212-614-9462

PS 363

Neighborhood School 121 E. 3rd St. New York, NY 10009 212-387-0195

PS 721 M

Manhattan Occupational Training Center 250 W. Houston St. New York, NY 10014 212-675-7926 fax: 212-255-3227


>> schools PS 751

St. Vincent’s School of Nursing

Trump University

158 W. 12th St. New York, NY 10014 212-620-1901

40 Wall St. New York, NY 10038 212-248-1800 fax: 212-509-0407

Saint Brigid School

Seward Park High School

University Middle School

350 Grand St. New York, NY 10002 212-674-7000 fax: 212-982-8730

220 Henry St. New York, NY 10002 212-962-7205 fax: 212-577-9785

St. Francis Xavier High School

Stuyvesant High School

University Settlement

345 Chambers St. New York, NY 10007 212-312-4800

189 Allen St. New York, NY 10013 212-473-8530

Saint George Elementary School

Taylor Business Institute

Vera Institute of Justice

23 W. 17th St. New York, NY 10011 212-229-1963

233 Broadway New York, NY 10012 212-334-1300

The New School

World Class Learning Academy

Manhattan School for Career Development 113 E. 4th St. New York, NY 10003 212-477-2090 fax: 212-228-7095

185 E. 7th St. New York, NY 10009 212-677-5210 fax: 212-260-2262

30 W. 16th St. New York, NY 10011 212-924-7900

215 E. 6th St. New York, NY 10003 212-473-3130 fax: 917-534-0819

Saint James Elementary School 37 Saint James Pl. New York, NY 10038 212-267-9289 fax: 212-227-0065 www.stjamesmanhattan. org

St. John’s University

101 Murray St. New York, NY 10013 212-962-4111

Saint Joseph School 1-3 Monroe St. New York, NY 10002 212-233-5152 fax: 212-267-4357

66 W. 12th St. New York, NY 10011 212-229-5600

Tompkins Square Middle School MS 839 600 E. 6th St. New York, NY 10009 212-995-1430

Torah School

40 Exchange Pl. New York, NY 10005 212-248-6200 fax: 212-248-6202

Tribeca Clay Works 120 Warren St. New York, NY 10013 212-349-2009

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44 East 2nd Street New York, NY 10003 212-600-2010 www.wclacademy.org

Village Community School 272 W. 10th St. New York, NY 10014 212-691-5146 www.vcsnyc.org

Washington Irving High School 40 Irving Pl. New York, NY 10003 212-674-5000 fax: 212-673-9569

Xavier High School 30 W. 16th St. New York, NY 10011 212-924-7900


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up on the roof Though not specifically about downtown, “Up on the Roof” by The Drifters is one of the greatest city songs ever written. Called Tar Beach on hot summer days, New York City rooftops have always been a place where we can “get away from the hustling crowd/ And all that rat-race noise down in the street.” Written by the then husband and wife team of Gerry Goffin and Carole King (their break-through hit was “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow”) and released at the end of 1962, the song was an instant hit and added to The Drifters other great New York songs like “Broadway” (“they say the neon lights are bright…”) and “Under the Boardwalk” (“on a blanket with my baby is where I’ll be”). A product of the creativity once heard throughout the hallways and staircases of the Brill Building at 1619 Broadway (described as “the most

important generator of popular songs in the Western world”), the song has been performed by many singers including Laura Nyro, Neil Diamond, James Taylor, Ike and Tina Turner, and even Clifford of The Muppets. No matter if you live uptown or downtown, Brooklyn, the Bronx, or any American city, few songs have captured the urban romantic vision as this song has: “When this old world starts getting me down And people are just too much for me to face I climb way up to the top of the stairs And all my cares just drift right into space On the roof, it’s peaceful as can be And there the world below can’t bother me Up on the roooof.”

SENIOR SERVICES Dept. for the Aging Various Departments Call 311

Asian Care Services Program Beth Israel Medical Services First Ave. & 16th St. New York, NY 10003 212-844-1281 fax: 212-844-1563

BRC Senior Services 30 Delancey St. New York, NY 10002 212-533-2020

Beth Abraham Health Services 375 Grand St. New York, NY 10002 212-260-3640 Fax: 212-260-4295

Betances Health Center 280 Henry St. New York, NY 10002 212-227-8401

CPC Open Door Aulander House 230 Grand St. New York, NY 10003 212-226-2111 fax: 212-431-9142

Cabrini Center for Nursing & Rehab. 253 South St., 2nd fl. New York, NY 10002 212-233-8402 542 E. 5th St. New York, NY 10009 212-358-3000

Cancer Care

275 Seventh Ave. New York, NY 10001 212-712-8400 fax: 212-712-8400

Charles B. Wang Community Health Center 268 Canal St. New York, NY 10013 212-379-6988 Fax: 212-226-2289

Chinatown Project Open Door

Senior Center 115 Chrystie St., Basement New York, NY 10002 212-431-9026 fax: 212-431-9142 cpc115polint@hotmail.com

Chinatown Senior Citizen Center 70 Mulberry St. New York, NY 10013 212-233-8930 fax: 212-233-8932

Chinese American Planning Council 165 Eldridge St. New York, NY 10002 212-226-5351

City Hall Senior Center Adult Day Service 100 Gold St. New York, NY 10038 212-788-1537 fax: 212-788-5549

DeWitt Reformed Church 280 Rivington St. New York, NY 10002 212-674-3341 fax: 212-505-2426

Educational Alliance Whittaher Senior Center 197 E. Broadway New York, NY 10002 212-780-2300 x426

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Educational Alliance Social Day Care Program 465 Grand St., Basement New York, NY 10002 212-358-8489 x310 fax: 212-358-8494

FRIA Outreach

18 John St., Ste. 905 New York, NY 10038 212-732-5868

Friends in Deed

594 Broadway, Ste. 706 New York, NY 10012 212-925-2009 fax: 212-925-2688

Grand St. Settlement 80 Pitt St. New York, NY 10002 212-674-1740

Grand St. Settlement Best Program 72 Columbia St. New York, NY 10002 212-982-4171

Greenwich House Senior Center 17 Barrow St. New York, NY 10014 212-242-4140


>> senior services Hamilton-Madison House 50 Madison St. New York, NY 10038 212-349-3724 www.hmhonline.org

Henry St. Settlement Home Care 301 Henry St. New York, NY 10002 212-254-4700 fax: 212-025-6158

John Paul II Friendship Senior Center 103 E. 7th St. New York, NY 10009 212-673-7704 fax: 212-477-6609

LaGuardia Senior Center 280 Cherry St. New York, NY 10002 212-732-3656 fax: 212-227-6410

Quest, CUNY/CWE Committee for Lifelong Learning 25 Broadway New York, NY 10004 www.questonline.org

Ryan-NENA Community Helath Center 297 E. 3rd St. New York, NY 10001 212-477-8500

The Caring Community

Hudson Guild Senior Service

McBurney YMCA Senior Center 125 W. 14th St. New York, NY 10011 212-912-2300

Independence Plaza 310 Greenwich St. New York, NY 10013 212-267-0499

Indochina Sino American Community Center

Mott Street Senior Citizens Center

The Caring Community

119 Ninth Ave. New York, NY 10001 212-964-6710

170 Forsyth St., 2nd fl. New York, NY 10002 212-226-0317 fax: 212-925-0327

JASA- Jewish Assn. For Services for the Aged 132 W. 31st St. New York, NY 10001 212-273-5200

180 Mott St. New York, NY 10012 212-966-5460 fax: 212-966-3346

Our Lady of Pompeii 25 Carmine St. New York, NY 10014 212-989-3620

New York Downtown Hospital

The Caring Community

170 William St. New York, NY 10038 212-312-5000

20 Washington Sq. N. New York, NY 10011 212-777-3555 fax: 212-353-9690

Gray Line Double Decker Bus Tours

Harvard Experience

United Jewish Council Adult Luncheon Club

Auslander House 15-17 Willet St. New York, NY 10002 212-677-4451

United Jewish Council Manhattan Coalition on Mental Health Issues of the Elderly 235 E. Broadway New York, NY 10002 212-233-6037 (tel & fax)

University Settlement

189 Allen St. New York, NY 10002 212-473-8217 fax: 212-533-4759

Village Care of New York 154 Christopher St. New York, NY 10014 212-337-5600 info@vcNYorg

Sightseeing Circle Line Tours Pier 83, W. 42nd Street New York, NY 10036 212-563-3200 infocl@circleline.com www.cirlcleline42.com

State St. Between Bridge/ Pearl Streets South St. Seaport between Fulton/ John Streets 212-445-0848 www.coachusa.com/newyorksightseeing

New York Water Taxi Tours South St. Seaport New York, NY 10004 212-742-1969 www.harvardexperience. com

Liberty Helicopter Tours

Pier 6, South St. New York, NY 10004 212-487-4777 www.libertyhelicopters.com

New York City Cultural Walking Tours 212-979-2388

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wall street rag Written in 1909 only two years after moving to New York and depicting on ragtime piano the Stock Market panic of 1907, Scott Joplin wrote “Wall Street Rag” with careful directorial notes throughout the sheet music. Even before the first note is played Joplin’s opening comment reads “Note: Do not play this piece fast. It is never right to play Ragtime fast.” The first part begins with ‘panic in wall street, brokers feel melancholy’ though soon the piece picks up some energy with ‘good times coming’ and, only a few bars later, ‘good

times have come.’ The rag ends with ‘brokers forget their cares’ and the music grows in power and gayety Dubbed “The King of Ragtime” after his first big hit “Maple Leaf Rag” in 1899, Joplin is best known for his “The Entertainer” written in 1902 and appearing throughout the Academy Award winning film The Sting in 1973. But Joplin’s popularity

faded when he turned from ragtime to classical music, composing the opera Treemonisha. Its failure left him desperate, discouraged, and nearly broke, and this while his health was quickly deteriorating due to syphilis. He died at only 49, buried in a pauper’s grave in Saint Michael’s Cemetery in Queens that remained unmarked for over half a century. He was awarded a posthumous Pulitzer Prize in 1976 for his contribution to American music. “Wall Street Rag” in particular and much of Joplin’s music captures an energy and optimism felt throughout New York at the beginning of the 20th Century when the city’s progress and power seemed limitless.

Social Services Administration for Children’s Services 150 William St., 18th fl. New York, NY 10038 212-341-0900

Alcoholism Council of New York 352 Park Ave. S., 8th fl. New York, NY 10010 212-252-7001 fax: 212-252-7021 www.alcholism.org

American Lung Association 14 Wall St. New York, NY 10005 212-315-8700

Anne Frank Center 38 Crosby St., 5th fl. New York, NY 10013 212-431-7993 Fax: 212-431-8375 www.annefrank.com

Arthritis Foundation

122 E. 42nd St., 18th fl. New York, NY 10168 212-984-8700 Fax: 212-878-5960 www.arthritis.org

Associated Black Charities

105 E. 22nd St., Ste. 915 New York, New York 10010 212-777-6060 Fax: 212-7777-7904 www.associatedblackcharities.org

Association in Metro Area for Autistic Children 25 W. 17th St. New York, NY 10011 212-645-5005

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BRC Human Services Corporation

324 Lafayette St. New York, NY 10012 212-533-5700 Fax: 212-431-6187

BRC Project Rescue 317 Bowery New York, NY 10003 212-533-3780

Catholic Big Sisters and Big Brothers 137 E. 2nd St. New York, NY 10009 212-475-3291

Center for Village Care of New York 154 Christopher St. New York, NY 10014 212-337-5600

Charles B. Wang Community Health Center 268 Canal St. New York, NY 10013 212-966-0228 and 125 Walker St., 2nd fl. New York, NY 10013 212-226-8866 Fax: 212-226-2289 www.cbwchc.org

Children’s Aid Society

219 Sullivan St. New York, NY 10012 212-254-3074

Chinatown Manpower Project, Inc. 70 Mulberry St. New York, NY 10013 212-571-1690 Fax: 212-571-1686 www.cmpNY.org


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washington square Of all my stacks of 45s I played on my sister’s portable stereo (like a pink suitcase that opened to a turntable with hinged speakers on each side) none was played more times than “Washington Square” by the Village Stompers. I can still see that black vinyl disk with the yellow “Epic” label and the hole in the middle for either a spindle or those plastic things that fit into the hole: do those have a name? The Village Stompers were a Greenwich Village Dixieland group consisting of Dick Brady, Don

Coates, Mitchell May, Ralph Casale, Frank Hubbell, Lenny Pogan, Al McManus, and Joe Muranyi, but their biggest hit was an instrumental in a folk-dixie style entitled “Washington Square” composed by Bobb Goldsetinn who for years had been peddling his songs along Tin Pan Alley on W. 28th Street between Broadway and Sixth Avenue. Released in 1963, the catchy, tinny banjo tune reached #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart and #1 on Adult Contemporary Chart, nominated for two Grammy Awards, and, incred-

ibly, remained the best selling single in Japan until Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” 19 years later. Remakes were done by Percy Faith, Spike Jones, Andre Kostelanetz, and Lawrence Welk, but nothing was better than that banjo, then the tambourine, the honky-tonk horns coming in with the bass and snare drum in the background as the beat grew louder and we dreamed of one day walking those streets of Greenwich Village.

>> social services Committee Against Anti-Asian Violence

Fedcap Rehab Services

Habitat for Humanity

Committee for Hispanic Children & Families

Gilda’s Club New York City

Harm Reduction Coalition

46 Hester St. New York, NY 10012 212-473-6485

110 William St. New York, NY 10038 212-206-1090

Council on Environment of New York City

51 Chambers St., Ste. 228 New York, NY 10007 212-788-7900 www.cenyc.org

Covenant House New York 460 W. 41st St. New York, NY 10036 Fax: 212-629 3756 www.covenanthouse nyc.org

Educational Alliance

197 E. Broadway New York, NY 10002 212-780-2300 Fax: 212-979-1225 info@edalliance.org

211 W. 14th St. New York, NY 10011 212-727-4200

195 W. Houston St. New York, NY 10014 212-647-9700 Fax: 212-647-1151 www.gildasclubnyc.org

God’s Love We Deliver

166 6th Ave. New York, NY 10013 212-680-1425

Grand St. Settlement Head Start

294 Delancey St. New York, NY 10002 212-777-0656

Greenwich House, Inc. Division of Substance Abuse Services

122 W. 27th St. New York, NY 10001 212-691-2900 Fax: 212-675-2985 www.greenwichhouse.org

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111 John St. New York, NY 10038 212-991-4000

22 W. 27th St. New York, NY 10001 212-683-2334

Harvestworks Digital Media Arts Center

596 Broadway, #602 New York, NY 10012 212-431-1130 Hanst@harvestworks.org www.harvestworks.org

Immigrant Social Services Inc. 137 Henry St. New York, NY 10002 212-571-1840 fax:212-571-1848 www.issweb.org

InnerAction Plus

P.O. Box 867 New York, NY 10274 212-732-3033 griefandcare@aol.com www.inneractionplus.org

Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services 60 Lafayette St. New York, NY 10013 212-349-2177

Henry Street Settlement

Labor Institute

Housing Works

Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund

466 Grand St. New York, NY 10002 212-598-0400 www.henrystreet.org

594 Broadway New York, NY 10013 212-966-0466 fax:212-966-0869

Hudson Guild

119 9th Ave. New York, NY 10001 212-924-6710

36 E.12th St. New York, NY, 10003 917-606-0511

120 Wall St., Ste. 1500 New York, NY 10005 212-809-8585 lambdalegal@lambdalegal.org www.lambdalegal.org


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wall street wail

^^ Barney bigard

Though Duke Ellington (born Edward Kennedy Ellington but called Duke because he was so elegant) is best loved by New Yorkers for his great (written by Billy “Sweet Pea” Strayhorn) “Take the A” in 1939, a decade earlier he and the Jungle Band had a great hit entitled “Wall Street Wail” that appeared shortly after the Crash of ’29. Written by Duke along with Barney Bigard (the cat on clarinet who also wrote one of my favorite jazz rags “Sweet Marijuana Brown”), “Wall Street Wail” (aka “Wall Street Shuffle”) is a fast-paced, swinging sound with a lot of reeds and a back-beat of Duke on keys. Though rarely performed with lyrics, it’s a cynical story of greed and suffering –like the very cause and effect of the Great Depression: “Do the Wall Street

shuffle/ Hear the money rustle/ Watch the greenbacks tumble/ Feel the Sterling crumble….” The clarinet (Bigard) and the sweet trumpet blown by Arthur Whetsel carry the piece, with some great bass work by the incredible Wellman Braud, a Creole originally from New Orleans. “Do the Wall Street Shuffle,” the music bubbles, “Let your money hustle/ Bet you’d sell your mother/ You can buy another.” Bigard tired of traveling with Duke and retired to LA but in April of 1961, he, Duke, and Louis Armstrong did an historic recording session, including such great numbers as “Mood Indigo” and “It Don’t Mean a Thing if it Ain’t Got That Swing,” which sounds much like this New York treasure “Wall Street Wail.”

>> social services NAACP Legal Defense & Education Fund

99 Hudson St., 16th fl. New York, NY 10013 212-965-2200

The National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis 80 8th Ave., #1501 New York, NY 10011 212-741-0515 NAAP72@aol.com www.naap.org

National Down Syndrome Society 666 Broadway, #810 New York, NY 10012 212-460-9330 Fax: 212-979-2873 www.ndss.org

National Hemophilia Foundation

116 W. 32nd St., 11th fl. New York, NY 10001 212-328-3700 www.nownyc.org

National Orgainization of Woment

New York Chapter 150 W. 28th St. #304 New York, NY 10001 212-627-9895 fax: 212-627-9861 www.nownyc.org

New York Asian Women’s Center P.O. Box 375 39 Bowery New York, NY 10002 212-732-5230 www.nyawc.org

New York City Department of Homeless Services 33 Beaver St. New York, NY 10004 212-361-8000

New York Foundling Hospital 590 6th Ave. New York, NY 10011 212-633-9300

New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children 161 William St. New York, NY 10038 212-223-5500

Parent to Parent 75 Morton St. New York, NY 10014 212-741-5545

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Police Athletic League Inc.

34 1/2 E. 12th St. New York, NY 10003 212-477-9450

Project Renewal 8 E. 3rd St. New York, NY 10012 212-533-8400

Salvation Army

120 W. 14th St. New York, NY 10011 212-337-7200 Fax: 212-337-7299 www.salvationarmy-newyork.org

Seaman’s Church Institute

241 Water St. New York, NY 100038 212-349-9090 Fax: 212-349-8342 www.seamanschurch.org


>> social services The Caring The Sol Goodman Community YM-YWHA of 20 Washington Sq. N. the Educational New York, NY 10011 Allience 212-777-3555 and 25 Carmine St. New York, NY 10014 212-989-3620

344 E. 14th St. New York, NY 10003 212-780-0800 www.edalliance.org

Visiting Neighbors

611 Broadway, #510 New York, NY 10012 212-260-6200 www.visitingneighbors.org

University Settlement Society

Speyer Hall 184 Eldridge St. New York, NY 10002 212-475-3278 www.universitysettlement.org

Village Nursing Home 607 Hudson St. New York, NY 10014 212-337-9400

Youth

Chinese American Planning Council Manhattan Youth Services

Transportation Metropolitan Transportation Authority 212-878-7000 www.mta.info

New York Waterway

Seastreak

800-BOATRIDE

Staten Island Ferry 89 South St. New York, NY 10038 212-742-1969

Veterans Affairs 179 Sullivan St. New York, NY 10012 212-674-9517

Dept. of Veteran’s Affairs 800-827-1000

New York State Div. Of Veteran’s Affairs 212-807-3162

Paralyzed Veterans of America 245 W. Houston St. New York, NY 10012 212-255-9078

Veterans Building

Chinese Planning Council

Youth Employment Project 165 Eldridge St. New York, NY 10002 212-334-1302

800-53-FERRY www.nywaterway.com

American Legion, Post 1212

150 Elizabeth St. New York, NY 10012 212-941-0920 x122

Catholic War Veterans 212-962-0988

Jewish War Veterans of The U.S. 212-349-6640

Montford Pint Marine Association 212-267-3318

United War Veterans Council of New York County 212-694-1467

Vietnam Veterans of America 212-766-4412

346 Broadway New York, NY 10013

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Community Center at Stuyvesant High School 345 Chambers St. New York, NY 10282 646-210-4292 www.ccshs.org

Downtown Community Television Center

87 Lafayette St. New York, NY 10014 212-966-4510 Fax: 212-366-4226 www.greenwishhouse.org

Greenwich House Children’s Saftey Project

27 Barrow St. New York, NY 10014 212-242-4140 fax: 212-366-4226 www.greenwichhouse.org

Village Temple Soup Kitchen 33 E. 12th St. New York, NY 10003 212-674-2340

Volunteers of America

226 W. 20th St. New York, NY 10011 21-924-0907

Manhattan Children’s Theater 52 White St. New York, NY 10013 212-266-4085

Manhattan Youth Recreation & Resources, Inc.

120 Warren St. New York, NY 10007 212-766-1104 Fax: 212-766-3980 www.manhattanyouth.org

New York City Youth Line 800-246-4646

NYPD Explorer / Canal St. A Line Station

Contact Juan Caraballo 212-966-5711

Project Reach

39 Eldridge St. New York, NY 10002 212-966-4227 Fax: 212-966-4963

True Light Lutheran Church 195 Worth St. New York, NY 10013 212-962-1482

United East Athletes Association 70 Mulberry St., Rm. 201 New York, NY 10013 212-227-9452 www.ueaa.org


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