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Literary New York, Literary Capitol of the United States

More authors, poets, and illustrators have lived or worked in New York than all of the rest of the states combined. Many of its literary sites have been mapped out by the Library of Congress and other institutions. Check this website for an excellent literary map (not all places listed on it are open to the public): http://www.nyslittree.org/index.cfm/fuseaction/content.display/page/aboutthemaps.cfm.

A smattering of exciting places were selected for our statewide New York Author Adventures Trail. Click any link below for author and place information.

A. Henry Ward Beecher, Brooklyn
B. Emma Lazarus, Liberty Island
C. Strand Bookstore, Manhattan
D. Hotel Elysee, Manhattan
E. The Plaza, Manhattan
F. E.L. Konigsburg, Manhattan
G. Langston Hughes and Claude McKay, Harlem
H. Edgar Allan Poe, Bronx
I. Washington Irving, Tarrytown
J. Frederic Remington, Ogdensburg