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Unveiling of Historic Plaque Marking the San Remo Café, Monday, July 29

Please join us as we unveil our latest historic plaque later this month marking the site of the legendary San Remo Café, located at 189 Bleecker Street/93 MacDougal Street from 1925 to 1967. The site is located in the currently proposed — and soon to be designated, we hope! — South Village Historic District.

In the late 1940s and 50s, the San Remo was the premiere haunt for the literary and artistic set, attracting an unparalleled array of figures from the Beat movement, the New York School of poets and painters, and The Living Theater. Regulars included Allen Ginsberg, Dylan Thomas, Jack Kerouac, William S. Burroughs, Miles Davis, Frank O’Hara, Judith Malina, Jackson Pollock, James Baldwin, and Gore Vidal. Several of these eminent figures first met here, and many immortalized the San Remo in their writings. You can read more about the San Remo HERE.

The unveiling will begin at 6:30 pm on Monday, July 29th.  GVSHP, the Two Boots Foundation, and the board and managers of 93 MacDougal Street will be sponsoring the event.

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