Photos: Where Famous Writers Lived in Brooklyn Heights

09/18/2013 9:30 AM |

91 Remsen Street Henry Miller Brooklyn Heights

It’s Brooklyn Heights that put our borough on the literary map: it was home to Henry Miller, Arthur Miller, Hart Crane, Truman Capote, Thomas Wolfe, Richard Wright, John Dos Passos, Norman Mailer, Paul Bowles and WH Auden; they lived near each other, with each other, knew each other as faces in a hallway or by the mailbox before they published the books that would make them famous. Thanks to a map in the front of Evan Hughes’s indispensable history Literary Brooklyn, we wandered around the neighborhood, taking photos of the buildings where writers lived and wrote—where history was made. Here they are, with gossipy anecdotal information mostly culled from Hughes’s book, which you really should buy.