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The Beat Generation in the Big Apple

beat generation in New York gotham book martCarl Solomon, Patti Smith, Allen Ginsberg and William S. Burroughs at the Gotham Book Mart, New York City, 1977

Calling all tour guides…

The latest New York-centric map from Constantine Valhouli features the haunts, hangouts and related places of interest for 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” and all points in between. The map highlights 123 spots of interest with most falling within the boundaries of NYC.


Beat Generation Map - Constantine Valhouli


Beat Generation Map - Jack Kerouac Library


Beat Generation Map - Columbua University

Beat Generation Map - west end

Link to the full interactive map

Piece at Curbed NY: Mapping the Beat Generation’s Artsy, Historic New York Haunts – And The Beat Goes On 

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