Friday, October 16

Tenderloin


John Sloan, The Haymarket, 1907.
Wikipedia - "The Tenderloin was the name given to an entertainment and red-light district in the heart of the New York City borough of Manhattan during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The area originally ran from 23rd Street to 42nd Street and from Fifth Avenue to Seventh Avenue. By the turn of the 20th century, it had expanded northward to 57th or 62nd Street and west to Eighth Avenue, encompassing parts of what is now the Flatiron District, NoMad, Chelsea, Hell's Kitchen, the Garment District and the Theater District. ... By the 1880s, the Tenderloin encompassed the largest number of nightclubs, saloons, bordellos, gambling casinos, dance halls, and 'clip joints' in New York City, to the extent that one estimate made in 1885 was that half of the buildings in the district were connected with vice. ..."
Wikipedia
Untapped Cities Tour: The Remnants of Manhattan’s Tenderloin Red Light District
Ephemeral New York: A Chelsea block lined with brothels in the 1870s
Ephemeral New York: The “loud and lurid” Haymarket on 30th Street
Friday Night Fever: Haymarket, New York’s Moulin Rouge

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