Talk:Nestle: Blog on History; Women's House of D, 1931-1974

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User said ...
13:40, 11 November 2009 (PST)
I found your article to be riveting. You transported me to that horrible restricting era of baseless shame that i refuse to feel anymore.
delumiere said ...
00:32, 9 December 2010 (EST)
I used to work at the Sea Colony in the early 60's. Pete West was bartender and I worked the front and back rooms waiting tables ... do you remember the street address of the Sea Colony? The New Colony (men's gay bar)was opposite the Women's House of Detention ... both establishments were owned and run by Vincente and Sal Cioffi and (I 'think' they were connected guys?)They also owned the 'strip joints', the Italian restaurants, had ties to the Produce and Linen industries supplying the lower West Side from what I can remember. Would love to hear back from you, Joan... my name is Dorothy and I am now an Addictions Specialist ... ironic, isn't it?
fieldinski said ...
23:30, 25 January 2011 (EST)
In 1970, Midwood, a branch of Tower Books, also published a novel set in the prison, Inferno of Women by Anita Palmer. Truthfully, Ms Palmer was Neil Derrick, but the novel is a fairly accurate picture of lesbian activity inside the Women's House of Detention. After he lost his sight, Derrick collaborated with his partner, Edward Field, on several novels, the most notable 'The Villagers' under another of his many pseudonyms, Bruce Elliot, a four-generation fictional history of Greenwich Village that features a hot scene between two women in 19th century New York.