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a jail in the village

by Catherine Falzone

The story of the Women’s House of Detention can be seen as a metaphor for the transition of Greenwich Village’s image from transgressive to gentrified. Since opening in 1932 it housed female prisoners in the heart of Greenwich Village- at the intersection of Greenwich Avenue, West Tenth Street, and Sixth Avenue- next to what is now the Jefferson Market branch of the New York Public Library. This is the story of the jail.

To see this exhibit, go to: http://aphdigital.org/GVH/exhibits/show/womenshouseofdetention


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