Art Nerd City Guides: New York · Los Angeles

Circle in the Square

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Lit Nerd Wednesday! The cliché images of poetry and jazz are well engrained in the pop culture psyche of the 1950s and the Beat Generation. The seeds of that image were […]

The Golden Swan Garden

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  Lit Nerd Wednesday! It’s hard to imagine when walking past the corner of West 4th and Sixth Avenue that on that little slice of greenery once stood a place […]

Richard Woods Facade

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The façade of this Gianni Intili-designed home has been painted with faux-wood doodlings by British Pop artist Richard Woods. The home was subject of a Bravo TV show called “9 By […]

Bedford Street

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  Lit Nerd Wednesday! My candle burns at both ends; It will not last the night; But ah, my foes, and oh, my friends— It gives a lovely light! First […]

Minetta Tavern

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Lit Nerd Wednesday! Minetta Tavern has a different identity these days, one of wall-to-wall people, expensive meals and cocktails and reservations hard to come by but in the 1940s it […]

The Jane Hotel

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The Jane is a maritime themed budget hotel with great décor. Patrons stay in cruise ship style rooms, as the building was originally built in 1908 as a hotel for […]

Tenth of Always with Andy Warhol and Candy Darling

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Tenth of Always (currently The Madelyn) was a happening gay afterhours restaurant in the heart of the Village, frequented by Andy Warhol and Lou Reed. The place was run by […]

Patchin Place

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 Lit Nerd Wednesday! Tree-lined streets are a dime a dozen in the Village but very few have the reputation of the timeless Patchin Place. This small alley populated with three […]

West 8th Street

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Lit Nerd Wednesday!   It’s strange to think of West Eighth Street as anything but a few blocks of tacky shoe stores but in the 1950s and 60s it was […]

Kettle of Fish

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What is now Esperanto Café was once the original home of Kettle of Fish bar. In the 1960s the Beat writers and Warhol crowd hung here. Edie Sedgwick met Bob […]

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