On August 15th, 1956 The Lower East Side Neighborhood Association mediated the truce amide the Police Department’s renewal of its juvenile delinquency program. All of the gangs represented a different ethnic circles- The Enchanters and Sportsmen made up predominantly of…"August 15, 1956- Three Teenage Gangs Negotiate Truce"
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"
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!"
McSorley’s Old Ale House generally known as McSorley’s is the oldest “Irish” tavern located at 15 East 7th Street in the East Village. The place had long been a men only establishment until 1970, when Ms. Shaum became the first…"August 10, 1970- First Woman to Be Allowed into McSorleys"
On August 8th, 1922 Mock Duck the national president of the Hip Sing Tong Ko Low (Combine for Success Society), was gunned down on the sidewalk after leaving dinner, accompanied by two women. Fifty two year old Tom Yee was…"August 8, 1922- Turf Wars in Chinatown 21 Pell Street"
On August 5th, 1896 the Eastern Northern American Heat wave ravaged the Lower East Side. The 1896 New York heat wave remains one of the most forgotten natural disasters in American history. It is in the nature of heat waves…"August 5, 1896- Eastern Northern American Heat Wave"