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BOOK REVIEW: Truman Capote’s Brooklyn Memoir, with Long-Lost Photos by David Attie

“I live in Brooklyn. By choice.” So begins Truman Capote’s cheeky essay for the February 1959 issue of Holiday. The┬átravel magazine had hired the writer pre-Breakfast at Tiffany’s, when he was practically an unknown, to craft a piece about his … Continue reading

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Truman Capote’s Sagaponack House

I’M FOREVER LOOKING for clues to the origins of my Long Island beach house. The town records, which go back only to 1957, when zoning was adopted, are useless, since the house was built before then. But when? And by … Continue reading

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Literary Brooklyn

I’M LIFTING THIS ARTICLE WHOLESALE from Channel 13’s email newsletter, MetroFocus. It expands on Evan Hughes’ well-received new book, Literary Brooklyn, by showing pictures of Henry Miller’s childhood home in Williamsburg and the Clinton Hill house where Walt Whitman wrote … Continue reading

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Brooklyn Literary Landmark for Sale

A RELIC OF LITERARY BROOKLYN has just hit the market: the fabulous yellow Greek Revival townhouse on Willow Street in Brooklyn Heights, where Truman Capote wrote Breakfast at Tiffany’s, among other works. It’s for sale for the first time since … Continue reading

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