Tuesday, April 03, 2012

News at Eleven: Asked what he thought originally

drew so many writers to the neighborhood, Mr. [Pejk] Malinovski didn't hesitate: "Cheap rent," he said.

His favorite spot on the tour is near the Bowery, at the building where Hettie Jones, the author and ex-wife of LeRoi Jones, later known as Amiri Baraka, still lives. At 27 Cooper Square, it's an old tenement that's now wedged against a trendy high-rise hotel.

from The New York Times: Chasing Ghosts of Poets Past


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