Corner (438 Hudson): Henrietta Hudson,
popular lesbian bar
65: This is where Julius and Ethel
Rosenberg allegedly had their "spy den."
While Julius apparently was involved with some
kind of espionage, most people now acknowledge
that Ethel was not--which means that the government
killed an innocent woman.
Henry Roth lived here from
1928-38, in the home of poet and NYU professor
Eda Lou Walton. He wrote most of Call It Sleep here.
Later, in the 1940s, experimental filmmaker
Maya Deren lived here.
59: Outstanding late Federal-style house (1828)
with "one of the finest Federal doorways in the Village"
55: Art Moderne apartment building was home to playwright
Charles Ludlam. Marlon Brando is also
said to have lived here with his lover Wally Cox--best
remembered today as the voice of Underdog.
Corner (63 Bedford): 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. The restaurant
moved down the street from
here to the corner of Carmine.