Ep 2.2 – Grove Street Scandal – Step 2 of the Old Greenwich Village Series

This is a podcast about New York City history. This is the second step in a six episode series about Old Greenwich Village. Make sure to go listen to the first episode about Father Demo square. In this step that we will travel back in time to the late 19th century as we slowly make our way in this series of Old Greenwich Village in space and time to its beginnings 4 centuries ago. Today we’ll contemplate two doors, a scandal hidden behind one and the other concealing New York’s role in the assassination of an American President. Join us!

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To learn more about prostitution in NYC and Teddy Roosevelt’s time as Police Commissioner don’t miss Richard Zack’s Island of Vice.

To read up on the little reported role of souther sympathy in NYC in the Civil War check out the recent title City of Sedition.