ONeill plaque 012-3
ONeill plaque 012-3…Near the entrance to the Times Square Starbucks on at 43rd Street stands a modest bronze plaque marking the birthplace of playwright Eugene O’Neill, a relic of old Broadway lost in the media mayhem that is now Times Square.  Friday, October 16th marks the 121st anniversary on O’Neill’s birth and that evening Irish American Writers & Artists will be reading from the playwright’s work at its inaugural Eugene O’Neill Award Celebration, just a few block north of O’Neill’s birthplace.  Speaker Christine Quinn, on behalf of the City Council of New York has proclaimed Oct. 16, 2009 to be Eugene O’Neill Day in New York City.