Slices of the Tenderloin #: Koster and Bial’s

Slices of the Tenderloin #: Koster and Bial’s

BY TRAV S.D. | Having done several posts on Koster and Bial’s Music Hall during February’s Black History Month and Women’s History Month in March, we thought it might be useful and interesting to explore that venue, the entrepreneurs who founded it, and its role in American pop culture. John Koster and Adam Bial were a […]

Slices of the Tenderloin #7: Aida Overton Walker

Slices of the Tenderloin #7: Aida Overton Walker

BY TRAV S.D. | For Women’s History Month, we will continue our series on famous vaudeville performers connected with the Tenderloin District. Now long defunct, the Tenderloin was a NYC neighborhood that at its furthest extent ran between 24th and 62nd Streets between 5th and 8th Avenues, thus overlapping with modern Chelsea. The Tenderloin was so-named […]

Slices of the Tenderloin #6: La Sylphe

Slices of the Tenderloin #6: La Sylphe

BY TRAV S.D. | For Women’s History Month, we will continue our series on famous vaudeville performers connected with the Tenderloin District. Now long defunct, the Tenderloin was a NYC neighborhood that at its furthest extent ran between 24th and 62nd Streets between 5th and 8th Avenues, thus overlapping with modern Chelsea. The Tenderloin was so-named […]

Slices of the Tenderloin #5: Saharet

Slices of the Tenderloin #5: Saharet

BY TRAV S.D. | For Women’s History Month, we will continue our series on famous vaudeville performers connected with the Tenderloin District. Now long defunct, the Tenderloin was a NYC neighborhood that at its furthest extent ran between 24th and 62nd Streets between 5th and 8th Avenues, thus overlapping with modern Chelsea. The Tenderloin was […]

Slices of the Tenderloin #4: Cole and Johnson

Slices of the Tenderloin #4: Cole and Johnson

BY TRAVS.D. | For Black History Month, we present you with weekly slices of the Tenderloin, the now-defunct New York City neighborhood that at its furthest extent ran between 24th and 62nd Streets between Fifth and Eighth Avenues, thus overlapping with modern Chelsea. The Tenderloin was so-named by a local police captain who relished the […]

Slices of the Tenderloin #3: Scott Joplin

Slices of the Tenderloin #3: Scott Joplin

  BY TRAVS.D. | For Black History Month, we present you with weekly slices of the Tenderloin, the now-defunct New York City neighborhood that at its furthest extent ran between 24th and 62nd Streets between Fifth and Eighth Avenues, thus overlapping with modern Chelsea. The Tenderloin was so-named by a local police captain who relished […]

Slices of the Tenderloin #2: Ernest Hogan

Slices of the Tenderloin #2: Ernest Hogan

BY TRAVS.D. | For Black History Month, we present you with weekly slices of the Tenderloin, the now-defunct New York City neighborhood that at its furthest extent ran between 24th and 62nd Streets between Fifth and Eighth Avenues, thus overlapping with modern Chelsea. The Tenderloin was so-named by a local police captain who relished the […]

Slices of the Tenderloin #1: Williams and Walker

Slices of the Tenderloin #1: Williams and Walker

BY TRAV S.D. | For Black History Month, we present you with weekly slices of the Tenderloin, the now-defunct New York City neighborhood that at its furthest extent ran between 24th and 62nd Streets between Fifth and Eighth Avenues, thus overlapping with modern Chelsea. The Tenderloin was so-named by a local police captain who relished […]

They Have the Mettle to Preserve Tin Pan Alley

They Have the Mettle to Preserve Tin Pan Alley

BY SCOTT STIFFLER | Tin Pan Alley is globally recognized as the birthplace of American popular music—and for decades, preservationists have sought its protection. Two upcoming events offer the public a chance to dive deep into Tin Pan Alley’s history, and become involved in the effort to see this site of significance remain intact. Part […]