Wednesday, November 6, 2013

The Famous Authors Sketch Tour of the West Villiage - November 9, 2013

An amazing number of famous authors made the West Village their home over the years, from the time of the Revolutionary War up until and including our own time.

Henry James lived here at 1 Washington Square

THE SKETCH TOUR:

1)  We start at 1 Washington Square North is where Henry James lived. Edith Wharton also lived there

2)  130 Macdougal Street is where Louisa May Alcott wrote Little Women


3)  Grove Street: 
      a)  10 Grove Street - O'Henry was inspired to write the Last Leaf when he lived there.  

      b)  Hart Crane live up the block at 45 Grove Street

      c)  59 Grove St (bet Bleecker & 7th Ave) Marie's Crisis Cafe a unique West Village institution since 1850 is on the spot where Tom Paine died in 1809


4)  The White Horse Tavern at 567 Hudson St - famous patrons include Dylan Thomas (this is where he had his last drink) Bob Dylan, Norman Mailer, Jim Morrison, Hunter S. Thompson, Stephen Gardner and many others

We start at 1 Washington Square


DIRECTIONS:
Use the West 4th Street stop on the A, B, C, D, E, F, or M subway

TIME:
We start sketching at 10 AM, but if you're delayed or sleep late, join us anyway.


If you can't find us - call or text - 
Mark 973-809-9128



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