New York Typographical union goes on strike, daily newspapers cease publishing for 3 months. The Voice continues to print and circulation jumps to 25,000.
Olympia Dukakis wins the Obie Award for distinguished performance in A Man’s Man.
Despite public outcry, Pennsylvania Station, built in 1910, is demolished. The grand structure, modeled on the Roman baths of Caracalla, is replaced by the current underground station. Architectural historian Vincent Scully sums up the difference saying, “One entered the city like a god . . . now one scuttles in like a rat.”