Sunday, October 04, 1959
This episode is from the WNYC archives. It may contain language which is no longer politically or socially appropriate.
A panel discussion with Edwin C. Fancher, publisher of the Village Voice, who discusses the tensions and problems facing New York's Greenwich Village. Questioning Fancher are: Stan Siegel of NYU Square Journal; Barbara Ben Marche (?) of Hunter College Arrow; Jack Parker and Raymond M. Tunney Jr. of Fordham Student Bar Association, moderated by Jay Nelson Tuck.
Among topics covered are:
Gangs, paid protection, and their connections to Tammany Hall; New York Police Department and protection of inter-racial couples; race relations and inter-racial couples; tension with Italian community in Greenwich Village; beatniks and bohemianism; homosexuality.
Beat generation writers have been in the Village for years. Is the character of the Village changing? For better or for worse?
Last ten years have seen an influx of high-income luxury housing, while the Italian community gets smaller and New York University's campus expands.
Politics' contribution to the tensions in the Village, including Carmine DeSapio. Solutions to the problems.
Hoodlums are locals, live in the neighborhood. Tony Bender (Anthony Strollo), racket boss of Greenwich Village. Future of the Village?
Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection
WNYC archives id: 8466
Municipal archives id: LT8472