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Part of Greenwich Village may be landmarked

December 17, 2013
Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — New York may soon have a new landmark. It's a neighborhood that served as an incubator for America's cultural greats, from Edgar Allan Poe to Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen.

The city's Landmarks Preservation Commission is voting Tuesday on whether to designate a part of Greenwich Village a historic district.

Advocates say developers have been demolishing or changing 19th century row houses and famed small theaters that produced writers, artists and musicians like Lenny Bruce and Eugene O'Neill.

Poe's onetime home was destroyed to make way for a new building.

The proposed 13-block South Village Historic District is south of Washington Square Park. It also includes America's first Italian coffeehouse, the San Remo Cafe. It was the hangout of everyone from Miles Davis and Jack Kerouac to Dylan Thomas.



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