Monday, August 31, 2015

Strip Street

Today, a repeat of an old favorite: The once wild life of 52nd Street -- speakeasies, jazz, strippers with monkeys!

It was known, simply, as The Street. Arnold Shaw, its main historian, wrote in 52nd St., "If you flagged a taxi in NYC and asked to be taken to The Street, you would be driven, without giving a number or an avenue, to 52d between Fifth and Sixth avenues."

William Gottlieb, 1948, looking east from 6th

Click here to read the entire story.

1 comment:

zuzuzpetals said...

Great insider detail. Thanks.