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Earlier, we showed you the Museum of the American Gangster and the surviving speakeasy inside at 80 Avenue A in Alphabet City. We were informed that our article inspired the location for this afternoon’s first NYC Type-IN event, a jam session for manual typewriters and the people who love them. Bring a stamped envelope -or- functioning manual typewriter and be part of: speed typing showdown, snail mail letter session. There will be Q&A with typewriter experts and manual typewriter swap.

The event is hosted by Mike McGettigan from Trophy Bikes. The event is free on Sunday April 21st. Drop by between 1-4pm. 80 St. Marks Place. If you would like to bring a functioning manual typewriter to the event, then please let the organizers know the make & model so they can prepare a table space for you.

Here’s a “preliminary list of mechanical attendees,” meaning the typerwriters not the people:

NYC Type-IN Museum of American GangsterPhoto courtesy Philly Typer courtesy Stephen Huang

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