Equality

1966

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  • John Lindsay, a liberal Republican, assumes the office as Mayor of New York. A controversial figure, Lindsay is credited with helping the city survive the 1960s without a major riot, but his policies were responsible for its fiscal crisis of the late 1970s. He serves for two terms.
  • Dustin Hoffman wins the Obie Award for best actor for his role in The Exhaustion of Our Son’s Love.
  • “Bulletin Board” begins charging a specific Personals rate of $2.50 per line.
  • Newsstand price for the newspaper is increased to 15 cents.
  • The Voice publishes its first rock criticism column, Richard Goldstein’s “Pop Eye.”
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