Sunday, March 28, 2010

"The Beats in Greenwich Village," a walking tour

It was a dreary, cold, and rainy Sunday afternoon. I met the group from St. Francis College Departments of English and Communication Arts at 2:30, and we began the tour across the street from 130-132 MacDougal Street, where Louisa May Alcott wrote "Little Women."

This is a view of MacDougal Street, looking in the other direction. In this photo, you can see the original location of Kettle of Fish, at 114 MacDougal Street. It is to the right of the blue Frequency awning and behind the yellow taxi on the left.

This is Minetta Tavern restaurant.

This is Minetta Street. You can see the walking tour group on the right.

This is the site of the old Pony Stable Inn, where Gregory Corso met Allen Ginsberg.

This is 48 Morton Street, where David Kammerer lived.

This is 69 Bedford Street, where William Burroughs lived.

This is a view of the White Horse Tavern at West 11th Street.

And this is where the tour ended. I was happy I wore comfortable shoes.

Here are some extra shots I took along the way:

In this photo, you can see the current location of Kettle of Fish at 59 Christopher Street. It is behind the white tents in the distance on the left.

And Bob Dylan lived in this building above the Tic Tac Toe lingerie shop.

Please listen now to: this.

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