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The Story of Greenwich Village (Part 4)

The Story of Greenwich Village (Part 4)

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There is in this congested city a need for a place of recreation for the young that will be cheap, quiet and not require muscular or mental effort.
There is in this congested city a need for a place of recreation for the young that will be cheap, quiet and not require muscular or mental effort.

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Published by: Ten Penny Players, Inc on Nov 13, 2009
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PART IV
In the last two installments of this historywe spoke of the Liberal Club and, perhaps brutally,of the quaintness of some of its members. We did
 
not say how it slowly disintegrated into a tea roomand restaurant called the T.N.T. One LouisWeitzenkorn has written of this sad dissolution.The original members were Lincoln Steffins, RobertHunter, Charles Edward Russell, John Spargo, J.G.Phelps Stokes, Robt. W. Bruere, Ernest Poole, ArthurBullard, Wm. English Walling, Franklin H.Giddings, Charlotte Tellar and Charlotte PerkinsGilman. And, as Mr. Weitzenkorn says in the
NewYork World
:“The history of the world can’t be writ-ten in detail without mentioning some of thesenames. Later, when the club had moved to 137Macdougal Street (still we quote from Weitzenkorn)here came Floyd Dell, whose ‘Moon Calf’ was onlyin his heart then; here came Emma Goldman, totalk, not anarchic revolution but Shakespeare! Herecame Alexander Berkman with the pallor of aPennsylvania prison on his cheeks, and John Reed,hot with the fire of young dreams, full of the adven-ture that ended in his death for the newborn childof the newest liberty—the Soviet Republic. Herecame Margaret Sanger when birth control meant jailon Blackwell’s Island, teeth knocked loose by thegentle guards and forcible feeding. Arow of por-traits is in this ghostly gallery. Arthur Caesar, attor-ney for lost causes, friend of the East Side gangster,

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