77 (corner): The oldest in the
Village, dating to 1799--though the Greek Revival
brick facade is newer, dating to 1836. The first owner,
Harmon Hendricks, cornered the colonial copper
market along with Paul Revere, according to
Radical Walking Tours.
"Narrowest House in the Village"
75 1/2: Every guidebook points this out; it filled in a
former alley for carriages. Originally a cobbler's
shop and then a candy factory, poet
Vincent Millay lived here (1923-24), as did actors John Barrymore and Cary
Grant (and his boyfriend).
69: Writer William Burroughs lived here in 1943-44.
63 (corner): Was Shopsin's General Store,
longtime Village hangout said to be wary of strangers. Calvin Trillin
wrote about it in The New Yorker, but declined to
give its name or address out of fear of being
barred. When it lost its lease, a film was made
about owner/chef Kenny Shopsin called I Like Killing Flies.
It moved down the street from here to the
corner of Carmine.