Patchin Place

Someone famous lived here.  e. e. cummings?  I forget.  I could Google.  It’s gated.  You have to have a key to walk on this block.  Doesn’t seem quite fair, but there it is.  Oh, the Wikipedia entry is well worth reading.  My favorite part was this bit about e. e. cummings, who did live there, and writer Djuna Barnes.  “After her return to New York she became so reclusive that Cummings would occasionally check on her by shouting out his window ‘Are you still alive, Djuna?'”

Stacy Horn

I've written six non-fiction books, the most recent is Damnation Island: Poor, Sick, Mad, and Criminal in 19th-Century New York.

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