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Schulenberg’s Page: New York, Part CLXXXI

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In early March of 1970 a townhouse on West 11th Street in Greenwich Village exploded killing three members of Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) who were presumably building a bomb in the basement! Other members of SDS (Weathermen) went underground becoming known as the Weather Underground! A month earlier a bomb had exploded outside […... READ MORE
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Schulenberg’s Page: New York, Part CLXXX

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1970: This is my friend, Craig Caswell whom I’d met two years earlier in August of 1968. When I first met him he’d come up to Manhattan from Washington, DC where he was a student at Georgetown’s School of Foreign Service. I was immediately struck by his very obvious intelligence. He’d gone to a prep […]... READ MORE
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Schulenberg’s Page: New York, Part CLXXIX

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February, 1970. There used to be an Automat Restaurant on East 86th Street in Yorkville, Manhattan. My friend, Ray Smith and I met there for lunch which at any of the Automats meant also people watching. As I was drawing, a man came by our table and seeing that I was drawing, made a few […]... READ MORE
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Schulenberg’s Page: New York, Part CLXXVIII

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Winter, 1970. Another week in Manhattan. While I was still occupied every day with the NBC FALL TELEVISION newspaper campaign there were still a lot of social and cultural events available.  At the George Abbott Theater there was some noise around the opening of Gantry, starring Robert Shaw and Rita Moreno. My best friend from UCLA, fraternit... READ MORE
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Schulenberg’s Page: New York, Part CLXXVII

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A graffiti seen on the restroom wall at Elaine’s gives a pretty good idea of what the mood of the late ’60s was in New York. There was also the exact opposite mood of anti-Vietnam War fury seen on the streets during protests and demonstrations! But life continued with people in laundromats, at markets and […]... READ MORE
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Schulenberg’s Page: New York, Part CLXXVI

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A 1970 attempt at humorous social criticism from The American Legion Magazine.  The split between generations was widening. Dennis Abby (or Abbé) had been an illustrator and became fascinated with the decorative possibilities of working with glass.  In a short time he became sought after for Art Deco inspired glass architectural and decorati... READ MORE
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Schulenberg’s Page: New York, Part CLXXV

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Annie Rieger introduced me to a new friend of hers, Jessica Robinson (pictured above). Jessica was a writer and a few years later appeared carrying a gun on the cover of New York Magazine, an article on women carrying guns for self protection. Jessica enjoyed teasing and creating situations so when the article appeared I […]... READ MORE
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Schulenberg’s Page: New York, Part CLXXIV

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Summer of ’70. I had gotten a commission to illustrate all of the programs for the NBC Fall Television schedule.  My rep Pema Browne told me that they had wanted different illustrators to do the different types of shows — situation comedy, variety, drama, etc. but she had shown my samples and persuaded them that I should do […]... READ MORE
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Schulenberg’s Page: New York, Part CLXXIII

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1970 — just beginning and quickly heating up! The Woodstock neighbors of Max Yasgur on whose farm the music festival was held sued him for damages caused to their nearby properties by the overflowing festival crowd.  And a radical group called The Weather Underground aka “the Weathermen” started planting bombs under banks, government buil... READ MORE
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Dylan’s Candy BarN: Helping animals find a “home-sweet-home”

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The future was in the cards early on for Dylan Lauren, CEO and founder of confectionery emporium, Dylan’s Candy Bar.  At the tender age of eight, the modern-day Willy Wonka received two pet rabbits which she proceeded to name Chocolate and Vanilla and to feed with Oreo cookies. “That was always my thing – candy and bunnies,” says [&hell... READ MORE
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Schulenberg’s Page: New York, Part CLXXII

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In early 1969 it was claimed that The Black Panthers had planned coordinated bombings of police stations. 21 members were indicted, among them Afeni Shakur, the mother of the late actor/rapper Tupac Shakur, who was born in 1971. Printed papers were handed out on street corners downtown and benefits were planned to help the defendants. […]... READ MORE
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Schulenberg’s Page: New York, Part CLXXI

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So we woke up and found ourselves in 1970! Remarkably — we had survived the Sixties! Beginning with President John F. Kennedy inspiring and changing the outlook and prospects of most young Americans, we had ended up on the moon but because of the Vietnam War and so much chaos, many young Americans wished that the government had […]... READ MORE

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