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PM, June 9, 1944 (Photos by Dan Keleher)
(There’s even a visit by Joe Gould!)

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(Perhaps not surprising for the author of Naked City, Naked Hollywood, and “Naked Everything,” etc….)

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The above photo and letter is from a presumably great bookstore, Between the Covers, and is available here (for $2,800): http://www.betweenthecovers.com/btc/item/133703/

The Weegee bits:
“Weegee always wanted everyone to take their cloths off, men & women alike… Late one night, after the San Remo Cage [Cage?] closed, Weegee accompanied me home, and asked to take a nude photo. I had no inhibitions, only the demand that we not extend the nudity into sexual play – and he agreed. Weegee was very particular about the placement of the lamp… Weegee wanted the light to shine at just a certain angle behind me. And though I had often known him to be amorous, at this session his interest was patiently and entirely on the quality of the light & the pose – rare for a photographer known for his speed & spontaneity.” By Judith Malina

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Getty Images screenshot: Judith Malina and Paul Goodman at San Remo, 189 Bleecker St., ca. 1954.

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Beat Generation in New York: A Walking Tour of Jack Kerouac’s City, By BillMorgan
(Of course Weegee hadn’t captured “dastardly crimes” in over ten years…)

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Birth of the Cool… (Street photographer? The Village was published posthumously, was Weegee working on it in 1954?)

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Weegee, The Village, book published in 1989, photo made in 1954…

“…then up to Rienzi’s for a quick look at the bulletin board, where you see that you can get a model to pose in the nude for $2 an hour, in case you want to take up art… People advertise for room-mates, soul-mates, helicopter pilots (probably for the girls who found a cold water flat on the sixth floor). Then you can stop in, say, at the San Remo bar – see what’s going on in there.” Weegee, The Village, 1989.

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PM Daily, January 27, 1941, Vol. 1, No. 159, p. 14
Not London’s Famous No. 10 Downing St., but Manhattan’s very own. Weegee found it in the labyrinth of criss-cross streets known as lower Greenwich Village. If you are looking for a modern hideaway apartment or store and want to say, “I live at 10 Downing Street,” it’s your dish. Take West Side IRT to Sheridan Sq. or take Independent to Washington Sq., bear south to Sixth Ave. and Bleecker St., then look close. The map may help. There are people who have lived in the Village for years and don’t know where it is.

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Weegee Daily, January 26, 2013
Not London’s Famous No. 10 Downing St., but Manhattan’s very own. Ceegee found it in the labyrinth of criss-cross streets known as lower Greenwich Village. If you are looking for a coffee shop, bank, restaurant, modern hideaway apartment or store and want to say, “I live at 10 Downing Street,” it’s your dish. Take the 1, Broadway-7th Avenue local to Christopher St./Sheridan Sq. or take the A, B, C, D, E, or F to West 4th St… (The above photo is surprisingly almost an exact match, it’s hard to see as a little JPEG, but the buildings and painted wall sign have barely changed in 62 years…)
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From to a popular (un)real estate website: 10 Downing St.: “Built in 1941, this beautiful six-story building is just as charming and unique as it was 70 years ago. With upgrades to the lobby, elevators and many apartments, the city’s most discriminating New Yorkers proudly call 10 Downing Street home.”
And with 700 sq. ft studios renting for $4,000, they may be discriminating, but I wouldn’t be very proud of that rent…”10-downing-st copyScreen shot of a popular (un)real estate web site.

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PM Daily, February 18, 1941, p.2
Two-Alarm Fire at Greene and E. Third Sts., New York last night smoked up the street (left) so that even newspaper men were coughing… Spot (above), Dalmation coach dog that goes to all the fires with Hook and Ladder Co. 20, went to Greene St. He got so cold and wet that a Holmes patrolman wrapped him in a blanket and reporters took him home. The fire was in a paper bag company on the third floor.
by Weegee and Steve Derry, PM

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Weegee Daily, February 18, 2013
Twenty Degree Weather at Greene and Fourth Sts., New York froze up the street, so that even photographers were freezing. NYU Business School (above) illustrates how NYU has taken over (parts of) NYC… Wee could be wrong about this location, but it appears that NYU has taken over Greene and Third Sts…
Photos by Ceegee, WD

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Weegee Daily Map!

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PM Daily, January 27, 1941, Vol. 1, No. 159, p. 14
Not London’s Famous No. 10 Downing St., but Manhattan’s very own. Weegee found it in the labyrinth of criss-cross streets known as lower Greenwich Village. If you are looking for a modern hideaway apartment or store and want to say, “I live at 10 Downing Street,” it’s your dish. Take West Side IRT to Sheridan Sq. or take Independent to Washington Sq., bear south to Sixth Ave. and Bleecker St., then look close. The map may help. There are people who have lived in the Village for years and don’t know where it is.

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Weegee Daily, January 26, 2013
Not London’s Famous No. 10 Downing St., but Manhattan’s very own. Ceegee found it in the labyrinth of criss-cross streets known as lower Greenwich Village. If you are looking for a coffee shop, bank, restaurant, modern hideaway apartment or store and want to say, “I live at 10 Downing Street,” it’s your dish. Take the 1, Broadway-7th Avenue local to Christopher St./Sheridan Sq. or take the A, B, C, D, E, or F to West 4th St… (The above photo is surprisingly almost an exact match, it’s hard to see as a little JPEG, but the buildings and painted wall sign have barely changed in 62 years…)
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ps.
From to a popular (un)real estate website: 10 Downing St.: “Built in 1941, this beautiful six-story building is just as charming and unique as it was 70 years ago. With upgrades to the lobby, elevators and many apartments, the city’s most discriminating New Yorkers proudly call 10 Downing Street home.”
And with 700 sq. ft studios renting for $4,000, they may be discriminating, but I wouldn’t be very proud of that rent…”10-downing-st copyScreen shot of a popular (un)real estate web site.