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Pfaff's Cellar Tavern at the Coleman Hotel

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Frequented by artists and writers, including Walt Whitman, in the mid 19th century

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Borough : Manhattan
Neighborhood : NoHo
Commercial, Historic Site & Museum

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Luther S. Harris

Tavern where Walt Whitman and the city's bohemian community thrived in the 1850s and 60s. The crucible of American modernism--in addition to his literary genius, Whitman's was the guiding spirit for the pre-WWI avant garde as well as the later Beats.

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