Poe triple-shot

The Villager‘s Alex Schmidt investigates the Northern Dispensary, a vacant Greenwich Village building where Edgar Allan Poe was treated for a headcold in 1837.

DJ Hector Romero recalls a fittingly bizarre and morbid 1987 shooting in the Bronx’s Poe Park: “We were right by the Grand Concourse, the big avenue that runs through the Bronx, when someone shot into the middle of the crowd from the other side of the street, hitting this one guy directly in the middle of his mouth. The bullet went into his mouth and his tongue fell out. He didn’t die.” (Thanks, Max.)

Boing Boing points to some free Poe audio.


You might want to subscribe to my free Substack newsletter, Ancestor Trouble, if the name makes intuitive sense to you.