I’m sure it’s made the rounds before, but my friend Tess just pointed me to a great site that catalogues NYC lore, block by block.
For instance, here are some things that happened around the corner from the restaurant where I dined with Tess and some other fun people after the Shteyngart reading last week:
On 13th St., between 2nd & 3rd Avenues:
204: Robert DeNiro meets Harvey Keitel here in Taxi Driver.
210: Emma Goldman lived here, or possibly next door to here, from 1903 to 1913. From 1906 until 1913, it was also the offices of Goldman’s Mother Earth magazine.
226: Jody Foster worked here in Taxi Driver–the site of the bloody climax.