Edgar Allan Poe only
spent a short time
living in New York City in the 1830s and 1840s. But this author
and poet was clearly inspired by Gotham.
Like many city residents today, he had a hard time making a
living; he eased his mind with long walks near the Hudson River and
over the High Bridge, and he bemoaned the
“spirit of improvement” that was turning Manhattan into a
In a presentation at CUNY’s Macaulay Honors
College at 35 West 67th Street, we’ll discover Poe’s start
in Manhattan, his journey from Greenwich Village to the fields of
the Upper West Side to Fordham in the Bronx.
We’ll explore how this “shy, solitary, taciturn sort of
man” would walk down through the woods to the
not-yet-created Riverside Park and his observations on
Manhattan’s development and the end of its rural, spacious
Edgar Allan Poe is a favorite of mine—hope to see many
Ephemeral readers there!
Source: FS – NYC Real Estate
Join Ephemeral NY for a night of Edgar Allan Poe!