BY THE VILLAGE SUN | David Amram, who is headlining The Village Trip festival’s “kickoff concert” this Saturday afternoon will do a special tribute to Greenwich Village icon Doris Diether.
Diether, 92, died Thursday at her Waverly Place home of more than 60 years after a two-week stay at Mt. Sinai West Hospital.
An ally of Jane Jacobs, she was part of the great generation of Village activists who defeated “Powerbroker” Robert Moses and his “urban renewal” plans for the community. Moses’ schemes would have demolished a large swath of the historic, low-scale neighborhood, rebuilding it in the monolithic “towers in the park” style of Stuyvesant Town and similar developments that was then in vogue.
The Village Trip concert this Saturday will be at Eighth and MacDougal Sts. from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Amram, 90, will do his tribute to Diether starting at 3:15 p.m.