Tony Fletcher

Greenwich Village Etymology: Chumley’s and the 86 [HISTORY]

Posted February 27, 2014 at 11:47 am

The historic Chumley’s is back in the news this week, as West Village NIMBYs are trying their best to bar the bar from reopening at 86 Bedford Street. It had closed suddenly back in 2007 when the facade collapsed. Since then, owner Jim Miller jumped through the hoops and red tape to properly reopen. This turn […]

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Talking Heads of 195 Chrystie Street

Posted December 11, 2009 at 6:28 am

195 Chrystie is a large, nine-story building near the corner of Stanton Street.  These days, the property houses a mixed bag of artist studios and offices.  If you walk by at night, flashbulbs constantly illuminate the upper floors.  But back in 1974, the loft was a brief base of operations for the Talking Heads.

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All Hopped Up and Ready to Go

Posted October 23, 2009 at 6:33 am

During this week of CMJ 2009, it’s quite fitting to review a book celebrating New York City as catalyst for some of the most influential music in the last eighty-some-odd years. We were recently given a promotional copy of All Hopped Up and Ready to Go: Music from the Streets of New York, 1927-1977 by […]

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