First personal ad runs in the Voice under “Public Notice.” By July, the section is so popular, it is moved up to page two.
Newsstand price raised from 5 cents to 10 cents and subscription price raised to $4. Circulation grows to 5,000.
The Brooklyn Dodgers play their last game in Brooklyn before moving west to Los Angeles to begin the 1958 season.
Jack Kerouac publishes On the Road. It is wildly popular among young Beatniks, becoming a symbol of the Beat Generation.
Jazz pianist and composer Thelonius Monk relaunches his career with a landmark six-month residency at the Five Spot Café, leading a quintet that included John Coltrane. On November 29, the quintet performs at Carnegie Hall.
The New York Giants play their last game at the Polo Grounds, losing to the Pittsburgh Pirates 9 to 1. The Giants move to San Francisco for the following season.
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on October 18, 2005