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Cafe Le Metro

Lit Nerd Wednesday! Even if you think you know a ton about the lost literary haunts of NYC, you come across some surprises like Cafe Le Metro. Situated in what […]

Williamsburg

Lit Nerd Wednesday! Henry Miller hated New York. A lot. So much so that he trashed the city every chance he got until his dying days (more on that below). His […]

Metronome

Most people I know say “What the hell is that thing? What is it counting?” as they point to the smoking, giant wall piece that is posted on the south […]

John Johnson

Poor Seward Johnson, nobody takes him seriously. And other than the proximity of Double Check to the World Trade Towers, why should they? Another of John Seward Johnson’s life-sized bronzes […]

Minetta Tavern

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 […]

Noguchi Was a Babe

It was a bum out that Hurricane Sandy damaged a whole bunch of Isamu Noguchi’s works in storage in Long Island City, but all the Googling about it made us discover […]

Carl Van Vechten’s Studio

Lit Nerd Wednesday! He may sound unfamiliar today but do an image search by his name and his subjects will look very recognizable. Actors, musicians and writers spanning three decades […]

White Horse Tavern

Lit Nerd Wednesday! With any mention of the White Horse Tavern it’s guaranteed you’ll get the Dylan Thomas story and how he  spent his last night here proclaiming that he […]

Louise Bourgeois- Sanctum on 20th Street

I used to walk past the late, great Louise Bourgeois’ legendary brownstone home and studio on 20th Street every day on my way to work. The Abstract Expressionist sculptor was […]

Columbia Heights

Lit Nerd Wednesday! Living off and on in NYC for 16 years, I’ve often taken the beauty of it’s landmarks for granted, the Brooklyn Bridge being one of them. Poet Hart […]

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