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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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"The Vault at Pfaff's" from the Archive of Art and Literature by NYC's 19th Century Bohemians


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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