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Street co-naming for Frances Goldin, legendary housing activist

BY THE VILLAGE SUN | A street co-naming event for Frances Goldin, in the neighborhood where she spend decades fighting to save affordable housing, will be held Thurs., Oct. 5, at the corner of E. Fourth Street and the Bowery/Cooper Square, from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.

A housing activist and socialist, Goldin died May 16, 2020, at age 95. To read The Village Sun’s obituary on her, click here.

In addition to her work saving and creating affordable housing in Cooper Square, Goldin also worked to achieve affordable housing on the Lower East Side at the Seward Park Urban Renewal Area, which — after decades of inertia — was finally developed as Essex Crossing.

Goldin also later founded the Frances Goldin Literary Agency. She published books by the likes of novelist Barbara Kingsolver, poet Adrienne Rich and Mumia Abu-Jamal, a journalist and political activist convicted of killing a Philadelphia police officer, now serving life in prison without parole after previously having been on death row.

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  1. Carol Frances Yost Carol Frances Yost October 4, 2023

    Hurrah for Frances Goldin! I’m glad she’s being honored this way.

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