That Kiosk on 83rd Street

There are arguments among linguists about the origin of the kiosk, but there can be little argument about the origin of the kiosk on the southwest corner of 83rd Street and Broadway. The unique structure was underwritten and built by the West 83rd Street Block Association in 1970, and I physically had a hand in its erection. I recall the building effort as hard work and fun, as were so many of the Association’s activities in the 1970s. The immense annual block parties thrown between West End Avenue and Riverside Drive were huge successes. Local political actions were on the … Continue reading That Kiosk on 83rd Street