Dennis Riley. Special thanks to the following for their invaluable assistance, ideas, and support: Maggie Balistreri and Nicole Banatka of Poets House, Jed Birmingham of the RealityStudio blog, Sheila Lanham of U.S. Poets in Mexico, New York writer-musician David Ippolito, and Brooklyn poet Susan DeFord. Additional special thanks to Prof. Cathy Hajo, NYU Department of History, for priceless guidance and patience.
A brief introduction to the literary-poetry scene of the Village during the 1950s and 1960s, with a focus on its anti-establishment undercurrents during the period -- when reciting and writing poetry might find you on the wrong side of the law...
John B. McDonald standing in front of IRT substation #14 during the construction of the first IRT subway line. John B. McDonald was the owner of the Rapid Transit Construction Company that was the contractor for the IRT subway line.
Maps dating from 1813 to the present, primarily from the 20th Century, including early elevated railroad maps as well as items produced by various…