Jefferson Market Courthouse in New York

A Love Affair with a Landmark in Manhattan: An Arresting Drama in Greenwich Village. [Opinions expressed are the views of OLD JEFF unless attributed to other - - potentially less-reliable - - sources, i.e., newcomers who have not been around since 1832 on Sixth Avenue.]

Monday, November 14, 2005

2 Forums Focus on Jefferson Market Library

November is filled with Jefferson Market Library happenings.

This week, for example, the commemorative plaque -- acknowledging those angels who restored the voice to "Old Jeff" -- will be mounted on the landmark at last. The Greenwich Village preservationists named on the plaque had wanted to wait until the scaffolding was off (but now this seems as likely as hoping Rip Van Winkle will awake in time for Thanksgiving).

Additionally, two November meetings will focus on Jefferson Market Library's interior and the much-neglected facade which the N.Y.P.L. has failed to maintain:
a.) 6:30 pm Thursday November 17, 2005:
Community Board 2:
November 17th's meeting will include a discussion on Jefferson Market Library and a library representative will speak [and/or address the community with disdain and derision, according to established tradition]
Where: NYU's Vanderbilt Hall at 40 Washington Square South [between MacDougal and Sullivan Streets];

b.) 7:00 pm Tuesday November 29, 2005:
with City Councilmember Christine Quinn and Marilyn Dorato, GVBA
Where: Our Lady of Pompeii [25 Carmine Street at Bleecker St.] --
Room: Father Demo Hall - in the Senior Center
- - the media and the public are invited - -

- - please help spread the word - -

Jefferson Market.