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Literary Landmarks: Jefferson Market Library

Literary Landmarks: Jefferson Market Library
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Literary Landmarks is a series that invites YPGers to visit a place of literary significance in New York City, Boston, Philadelphia, or San Francisco. What combines books, fashion shows, prison, labor union strikes, Gothic architecture, Greenwich Village history, and more? The Jefferson Market Library, of course. Allow me to elaborate. As I approach this...
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Literary Landmarks: Brooklyn’s Central Library

Literary Landmarks: Brooklyn’s Central Library
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  Weekend afternoons are meant for fun. An afternoon at the library doesn’t sound like it fits into that category—but then again, the Central Library in Brooklyn isn’t just a library. It is the hub of the Brooklyn Public Library system, a building designed to look like an open book. And as any avid...
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Literary Landmarks: White Horse Tavern

Literary Landmarks: White Horse Tavern
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Literary Landmarks is a series that invites YPGers to visit a place of literary significance in New York City, Boston, Philadelphia, or San Francisco. Although we tend to canonize beloved writers as gods and saints, oftentimes we forget they were a lot like us: young and a little naive, trying out new material on...
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Literary Landmarks: Better Know a Bookstore

Literary Landmarks: Better Know a Bookstore
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Literary Landmarks is a series that invites YPGers to visit places of literary significance in New York City, Boston, Philadelphia, or San Francisco. Even veteran New Yorkers can miss out on some of the best bookish spots the Big Apple has to offer. Whether you’re an intrepid YPG-er looking to find your next great...
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Literary Landmarks: The Round Table at the Algonquin

Literary Landmarks: The Round Table at the Algonquin
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Literary Landmarks is a series that invites YPGers to visit a place of literary significance in New York City, Boston, Philadelphia, or San Francisco. The first thing you need to know about the Algonquin is that it’s a gorgeous piece of New York City architecture. It was built in 1902 and continues to operate...
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Literary Landmarks: Edgar Allan Poe’s Cottage

Literary Landmarks: Edgar Allan Poe’s Cottage
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Literary Landmarks is a series that invites YPGers to visit a place of literary significance in New York City, Boston, Philadelphia, or San Francisco. A few things come to mind when thinking of Edgar Allan Poe: poetry, “The Raven,” mystery, beating hearts under floorboards… but the Bronx? And yet it’s true. Add it to...
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Literary Landmarks: The New York Public Library’s Stephen A. Schwarzman Building

Literary Landmarks: The New York Public Library’s Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
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Literary Landmarks is a series that invites YPGers to visit a place of literary significance in New York City, Boston, or San Francisco. Looking to check out a book? Don’t come to the New York Public Library. At least, not to the building on 5th Avenue at 42nd Street. The numerous branches scattered throughout...
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Literary Landmarks: Top Ten Things to Know about Pete’s Tavern

Literary Landmarks: Top Ten Things to Know about Pete’s Tavern

Literary Landmarks is a new series that invites YPGers to visit a place of literary significance in New York City, Boston, or San Francisco and then write about it. This month, Julianne Helinek visited the historic Pete’s Tavern in New York City—a watering hole famous for hosting literary geniuses like O. Henry and Ludwig...
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