27 Cooper Sq.

27 Cooper Sq. (HM2C6H)

Location: New York, NY 10003 New York County
Country: United States of America

N 40° 43.671', W 73° 59.46'

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Bowery Arts & Beats

27 Cooper Sq.
Bowery Arts & Beats

You are standing in front of an 1844 townhouse which was converted in the 1960s from a cold-water flop to home and gathering place for a newly developing, inclusive avant-garde. Poets Amiri Bakara and Hetty Jones hosted writers, painters, dancers, filmmakers, and musicians. At their notorious parties, you might have met Alan Ginsburg or Frank O'Hara or Larry Rivers or Jonas Mekas or Cecil Taylor. It was here that Baraka began the influential Black Arts Movement, a lasting inspiration for African American artists in all genres.
Children flourished, pianos came in through windows, and saxophonist Archie Schepp's rehearsals stopped traffic across Cooper Square. Elizabeth Murray stayed until her paintings were too large to navigate the steep, winding stairs. Later generations found their way here to break bread, argue art and politics, and continue to explore barrier-breaking forms of American art.
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HM NumberHM2C6H
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Placed ByBowery Alliance of Neighbors
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Date Added Thursday, October 11th, 2018 at 2:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 585207 N 4509036
Decimal Degrees40.72785000, -73.99100000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 43.671', W 73° 59.46'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 43' 40.26" N, 73° 59' 27.6" W
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Area Code(s)212, 646, 917, 347, 718
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 27 Cooper Sq, New York NY 10003, US
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