Daily Archives: March 12, 2008

David Paterson – A Welcomed Change for LGBTQ Community – Paterson Strong Supporter of Same-sex Marriage

David Paterson - Daily News/Flickr
NY Daily News/Flickr

In a posting at G-A-Y (Good As You) on “Eliot Mess”

What might have been,” indeed.

200803111130-1 **And now we look forward to the future. Below is a statement on incoming governor David Paterson that the Empire State Pride Agenda‘s Alan Van Capelle has just issued:

David Paterson’s leadership is a story of commitment to civil liberties and human rights. He believes in equality and justice for all New Yorkers and has demonstrated this time and time again—in both words and actions.

He has been a strong and consistent friend of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community ever since he was elected to public office in 1985. He worked hard as a State Senator to help pass hate crimes legislation in 2000 and, in his first weeks as Senate Minority Leader, worked to make sure that there were enough Democratic votes to pass the Sexual Orientation Non-Discrimination Act (SONDA) in 2002.

We are excited to begin working with him as Governor.”

Thurston & Braidich – Gum Importers – circa 1902 – Spring Street, Soho NYC

Thurston Braidich

Thurston Braidich
© Frank H. Jump

Thurston Braidich

According to a NY Times article from February 1917, The Thurston & Braidich Building was on 27 Cliff Street in Lower Manhattan.

Furs – West 28th Street, NYC

Furs

Furs
© Frank H. Jump

Amarusa? Paper – West 28th Street & b/w Seventh & Eighth Avenues – March 2008

Amarusa

Amarusa

Amarusa

Amarusa
© Frank H. Jump

Village Vanguard – Seventh Avenue South, NYC

Village Vanguard, NYC
© Frank H. Jump

Village Vanguard history 

Grolier Craft Press – L. Kehlmann Co. – West 28th Street, NYC 2005-2008

Grolier

Grolier
© Frank H. Jump 2005

Kehlman
© Frank H. Jump 2008

See Walter Grutchfield’s 14th-42nd