Knowing About Greenwich Village


       Another adventure in the deck of cards called 52 Adventures in New York City is called “Famous Village Haunts.”  It mentions buildings in Greenwich Village which were occupied or frequented by some famous people, including: 

– Chumley’s, a former speakeasy and host to writers including James Joyce and Jack Kerouac.  When police approached during Prohibition, patrons sneaked out the 86 Bedford Street exit, leading to the phrase “86 it.”

– The narrowest house in the City at 75½ Bedford Street – only 9½ feet wide, was home to Edna St. Vincent Millay in the 1920s.

– 69 Bedford Street, where William Burroughs lived in the 1950s.

– White Horse Tavern on Hudson Street, frequented by Dylan Thomas and Bob Dylan.

       It may be worth looking for these Village treasures…

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RandolphMase, Fiction Writer 

My Novels:

Death on Broadway

Death Beneath the Streets

Death in Central Park

Death in The Cloisters (under construction)

Nathan Hale


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