Culture on the Cheap
Torch Of Suffrage
This is 619 Manhattan Avenue. It is currently the home of the Brooklyn Slavic American Citizen Club. On any given weekend when I walk by it is teeming with men socializing and watching television. Therefore, I found it very interesting to learn it was not the first social organization to grace this building. Just under 100 years ago it was the home of the Woman’s Suffrage Party, as you will learn from this great old story from the December 20, 1909 edition of the New York Times. Enjoy!
Feminists and Socialists in Greenpoint?!? Believe it or not, this is not as far-fetched as it seems. Greenpoint has a very long history of being a progressive burgh. Take day care for working mothers, for example. Our humble neighborhood had it long before it became “mainstream”. The Garden Spot of the Universe keeps getting more —not less— interesting the more I research it!