On June 29th of 1975, 800 people gathered outside the Engine Company 15 firehouse on 25 Pitt Street. They formed a bucket brigade, passing water up and down the line to show how the community would have to deal with fire after budget…"June 29, 1975 – Demonstration at Engine Company 15"
On June 28th of 1936, leading member of the anarchist movement Alexander Berkman committed suicide after suffering for years from a painful illness. He was 66. Frick immigrated to the Lower East Side in 1888 and married the well- known political…"June 28, 1936 – Notorious Anarchist Andrew Berkman Dies"
On June 26th of 1929, Milton Glaser one of the most celebrated graphic designers in the United States was born. Glaser is most famous for creating the iconic “I heart NY” logo and founding New York Magazine. He also designed an observation deck…"June 26, 1929 – Influential Graphic Designer Milton Glaser Born"
On June 25th of 1965, the House of Representatives voted to continue aid to juvenile delinquency projects, one of which was the Mobilization for Youth (MFY) in New York’s Lower East Side. MFY was originally an anti-poverty organization which aimed to prevent…"June 25, 1965 – House of Representatives Gives Aid to Lower East Side Youth Organizations"
On June 24th of 1936, Hamilton Fish Park Pool was completed and opened to the public. Constructed by the Work Progress Administration during the Great Depression, it was one of eleven pools built in the city that summer. Hamilton Fish…"June 24, 1936 – Hamilton Fish Park Pool Opened to the Public"
On June 23rd of 1907, an ordinance was introduced to city hall for the creation of quiet zones around city hospitals. Multiple institutions, including Beth Israel on the Lower East Side had made noise complaints concerning . . . “children,…"June 23, 1907 – Anti Noise Society Makes Quiet Zones"
On June 22nd of 1966, the city planning commission released far-reaching construction plan for Lower Manhattan. The plan envisioned landfills extending Lower Manhattan into both the Hudson and East Rivers to allow for more streets and plazas along the waterfront."June 22, 1966 – Construction Plan for Lower Manhattan"
On June 18th in 1982, Djuna Barnes died. Djuna Barnes moved to Greenwich Village with her family in 1912 and attended NYU. From 1921 to 1930, Barnes lived in Paris before returning again to the East Village where she spent the…"June 18, 1982 – Poet and Journalist Djuna Barnes Dies"