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"I Lived In The Village!"


"I Lived In The Village!"

If you lived in the East or West Village, when and where and how much rent did you pay!

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Latest Activity: Aug 25, 2011

From my friends on Facebook 6/21/10

• Ben Pesta Jane Street, the block immediately east of Washington; 1976-77; one BR; $350/month!

• Deborah Newman Wow -- very similar to me. I lived at 31 Jane (corner of 8th Ave) from 1974-76. I paid $250/month for a studio.

• Fred Pohlman First apartment... 3 rooms..$75 a month!... But egg cream was only about 6 cents in 1965! Had a big apartment on Thompson St. in the 70's $185 a mo.

• Dan Beach ‎1959 - 148 Bleecker St. - 4th floor walkup - bathtub was large sink in the kitchen - fire escape perfect for evenings drinking Ballantine Ale and watching beatniks in sandals at the "Cock 'n Bull" later to become The Bitter End - Rent: $175 a month!

• Sandi Bachom oh this is amazing guys, I'll cut and paste this into the site....LOVE IT!!! Keep 'em coming!

• Fred Pohlman Actually, when we were runaways in the village, we would stay at crash pads...many on the Lower East side...and these...? Were really cheap like 35 and 40 to 60 a month this was 64

• Michael Gladstone First place was 20 Renwick Street,1969, 5th floor walk up with tub in the kitchen, looked out over the Toll Plaza for the Holland Tunnel. On the corner was the original Half Note @ Spring and Hudson. $46.00 a month and it turned out he was overcharging me, it was supposed to be $29.00 according to rent control. So Ho before it was So Ho.....

• Steve Elliot ‎76 Carmine street. Paid $120 for studio with a small kitchen. Moved to loft on Wooster in 73 for 2200 sq ft space with a 10 year lease @ 325 a month.

• Marilyn Kirby ‎1967 - Ave A +10th = $60 per mo and first and last month free
1969 - 5 Morton ( bleeker) = $8o per mo and $100.00 fixture fee to a friend -

• Fred Pohlman The very very very very first though?.....I was 16, and there was a rooming house on 12th street. It was 10 dollars a week... I couldn't afford it though and got kicked out after a couple of weeks. I remember it was filled with roaches and smelled like roach spray! I wept the first night! It was warm though!

• Marilyn Kirby this is beautiful

• Fred Pohlman I love it!

•Bruce Dundore ‎$1600 in 1989. At Archives.

• Stuart Ezrin ‎1986, I lived at 110 Perry St.(west village) in a 275 sq foot studio and paid approx.750/month.

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Comment by Noe Gold on January 18, 2011 at 4:32pm
44 Perry St. 4th floor railroad bath in kitchen $150/month, then acquired apt. Above and duplexed for a combined rent of $375/month. 1978-1988.

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Bob Dylan - I Was There

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Happy Traum at the Gerdes Folk City 50th Reunion 6/7/10 "Buckets Of Rain" and talks about Dylan

"BRING BACK THEM GOOD OLD DAYS!" ~ Comments from our members!

Lisi Tribble about Gerdes Folk City:
"Jay Byrd was the last hooter- Dustin Hoffman based his character "Hawk" in Ishtar on him. Enamel the Camel. The Roches. Rick Danko. David Massengill. George Gerdes. Eric Andersen. Mark Johnson. Gregory Fleeman. Jack Hardy. Robin Williamson. Tret Fure. Ferron. Sammy Walker. Lach. . .--Anderson,

Bob Dylan was also below age when he first played there. Mike signed his guardianship forms."

"I loved it when the Village was still like a small community, a town within Manhattan, and mostly "regulars" would hang out.....I always felt so welcome there... Bring back them old days!"
~Ida Langsam

"This website is gonna catch on fire. Great idea! When I get to something other than an iPhone I'll upload some pix and stuff. I'll be keeping tabs...I Think this kind of organized exposure for the artists willing to perform is Great. going to blossom"
~Bob Porco (grandson of Mike)

"Thanks so much for putting this whole thing together, and for inviting me to participate. I have such wonderful memories of the Bitter End and all the other coffee houses: Gerde's Folk City, The Gaslight Cafe... saw so many wonderful artists perform."
~Yvonne Fitzner

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