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The San Remo Cafe

Lit Nerd Wednesday! Greenwich Village during the 1950’s was a magical time in post-WWII bohemia where painters, writers and poets mingled in bars and cafes in what was then part […]

Clinton Hill

Lit Nerd Wednesday! A little mix of punk rock and literature this week with Patti Smith whose love of poetry and prose was the original reason she moved to New […]

The Monkey Bar and Hotel Elysee

Lit Nerd Wednesday! I have mixed feelings about Midtown — like the rest of the city, I find some of the modern architecture kind of awful but I really like the […]

The Poetry Center

Lit Nerd Wednesday! It’s a drag to write about places completely vanished or just a shell of their former glory so it feels good to talk about something still very […]

The Algonquin Hotel

Lit Nerd Wednesday! “This is not a novel to be tossed aside lightly. It should be thrown with great force.” “You can lead a horticulture but you can’t make her […]

The Bunker

Lit Nerd Wednesday! Where do I start when it comes to William S. Burroughs? From the moment he stepped foot in New York City it was high drama, be it […]

Brooklyn Heights

Lit Nerd Wednesday! On a tree-lined street in Brooklyn Heights a faded plaque rests on one of the many brownstones that dot the area — fitting as the reputation of […]

West 8th Street

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 […]

Morningside Heights

Lit Nerd Wednesday! Columbia University, besides being outrageously expensive and eminent domainy, played a key role in one of the biggest literary movements of the 20th century and one of […]

Circle in the Square

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 […]

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