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The Beat Generation in the Big Apple August 11, 2014 – Posted in: Content, Maps

Carl Solomon, Patti Smith, Allen Ginsberg and William S. Burroughs at theĀ Gotham Book Mart, New York City, 1977 Calling all tour guides… The latest New York-centric map from Constantine ValhouliĀ features the haunts, hangouts and related places of interest forĀ the Beat Generation. From the library in Ozone Park, Queens where Jack Kerouac started planning his seminal road trip to the West End bar across from Columbia University which became “a college bar for the Beat poets”…

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ā€œLusciousā€ Lucius Beebe: Bon Vivant Book Man January 11, 2010

ā€œLucius Beebe, who was larger than life, is dead. The famous author suffered a heart attack shortly after his ritual morning Turkish bath in his Hillsborough winter home yesterdayā€ (obituary in the San Francisco Chronicle, Feb. 4, 1966). “If anything is worth doing it is worth doing in style, and on your own terms, and nobody’s Goddamned else’s!” – Lucius Beebe. ā€œI admire most of all The Renaissance Man, and if it can be said…

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Dutch Treat: Library’s Documents Reveal City’s Scandalous Secrets December 28, 2009

Pieter Schenk. View of New Amsterdam, ca. 1702.(New York Public Library Digital Archive.) History records it was a city founded by sober, God fearing church-goers seeking religious freedom. A colony ruled by conservatives who thought gambling, the theater, sex outside of marriage, colorful clothing, and even celebrating Christmas were immoral. But what if it was all a whitewash? An attempt to hide the secret history of the earliest settlers: pirates, prostitutes, smugglers, adventurers, and fortune…

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Book Yourself Into The Library Hotel November 2, 2009

Entrance to the Library Hotel Bibliophiles visiting New York City and in need of a space to check-into should check-out The Library Hotel, a beautiful luxury boutique hostelry conveniently located on Madison Avenue and 41st Street, also known as Library Way, just steps away from the majestic New York Public Library. Each floor has six rooms and is laid out according to the ten categories of the Dewey Decimal System: Social Sciences, Literature, Languages, History,…

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