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The Ladies Who Lunched (and Noshed) at 156 Second Ave.

This week and next, we present a series of longer pieces unraveling the histories of storied buildings.

The southeast corner of Second Avenue and 10th Street today (Photo: Ilaria Parogni)

The southeast corner of Second Avenue and 10th Street today (Photo: Ilaria Parogni)

She shot him in the chin. Sigmund Bohn was on the third floor of Café Boulevard when Mary Olah materialized in front of him and pulled the trigger. It was December 20, 1904.

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On 14th Street, Total Strangers Get a Chance to Slow Dance

(Photos: Ilaria Parogni)

(Photos: Ilaria Parogni)

(Photos: Ilaria Parogni)

(Photos: Ilaria Parogni)

(Photos: Ilaria Parogni)

(Photos: Ilaria Parogni)

(Photos: Ilaria Parogni)

(Photos: Ilaria Parogni)

(Photos: Ilaria Parogni)

(Photos: Ilaria Parogni)

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(Photos: Ilaria Parogni)

(Photos: Ilaria Parogni)

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(Photos: Ilaria Parogni)

(Photos: Ilaria Parogni)

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(Photos: Ilaria Parogni)

(Photos: Ilaria Parogni)

(Photos: Ilaria Parogni)

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Yesterday around lunch time, four women stood at the intersection of 14th Street and First Avenue, scanning the crowd and timidly making eye contact with the occasional passerby. Their white t-shirts read: “Slow dance with me.”
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