August 13, 1967- To Protest Tourism 500 Hippies Plant A Tree in The Middle of St Marks Place

Hundreds of hippies jammed St Marks Place near Third Avenue, dancing and shouting- they planted a 5-foot evergreen in the middle of the street. The party ended promptly at 12 o’clock and the tree was subsequently moved to Tompkins Square…

"August 13, 1967- To Protest Tourism 500 Hippies Plant A Tree in The Middle of St Marks Place"

August 11, 1980- Ed Koch Turn Tenements Into Co-ops for Artists!

On August 11th, 1980 Mayor Koch proposed 10 adjacent buildings on East Eighth Street and six adjacent buildings on Forsyth Street, to provide 140 units in the $40,000-to-$50,000 range, to sell to eligible artists. The notion of a government sponsored home ownership…

"August 11, 1980- Ed Koch Turn Tenements Into Co-ops for Artists!"