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Salinger, a native New Yorker, spent the last decades of his life in rural New Hampshire and was famously reclusive.
He never gave interviews but Sotheby's has just announced plans to auction his personal date-planner this fall.
One entry, dated June 21, 2007, is of particular interest.
Salinger wrote, in a steady hand, Talk to agent at Corcoran. See if duplex on Prospect Park West is still available. Only requirement that co-op board won't approve phonies. Buy peas.
As we all know, Salinger never made that move. Not so surprising really when you know anything about the Park Slope population of today. Jerry was better off in Cornish, with his peas.