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Allen Ginsberg and the East Village
My tour of the downtown branches of The New York Public Library continues! After being here for a few years and here for the past few months I am now here for a few days. All of this traveling has been a wonderful experience as each branch is as varied and interesting as the neighborhoods they serve.
Spring is around the corner and soon I will be here. Be sure to stop by.
One of the first people I think about when I think about the East Village is Allen Ginsberg who was a fixture of East Village culture for almost 50 years. From 1952 until his death in 1997 he resided in a number of apartments all clustered in and around East Village. April is National Poetry Month which gives you plenty of time to plan an Allen Ginsberg poetry stroll. Be sure to stop at all of the East Village branches of The New York Public Library along the way.