Category Archives: New York

Remembering Frank O’Hara’s Apartments

One of my favorite places in New York is a particular stretch in Greenwich Village along University Place, about halfway between Washington Square Park and Union Square.  Whenever I walk by the doorway at 90 University Place (now home to … Continue reading

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Celebrating the Poetry of Alice Notley (NY, 3/13/14)

For those of you in New York this weekend, there will be an event devoted to the work of Alice Notley featuring a great cast reading selections of her poetry, as part of the Downtown Literary Festival. Here are the details: “The … Continue reading

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Richard Hell and the Vanishing East Village

Via Harriet, here is an interesting little piece from the Wall Street Journal on the East Village apartment where poet and musician Richard Hell has lived since the 1970s.  One of the founders of the iconic 70s New York band Television and … Continue reading

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Nostalgia (or Not) for The Cedar Tavern

Another Frank O’Hara sighting in the news.  In a recent New York Times op-ed titled “Bye-Bye Bohemia,” Lee Siegel pondered the fate of the Cedar Tavern, the legendary hangout of the Abstract Expressionist painters and New York School poets in … Continue reading

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