7 (literary) reasons to love Manhattan (Brooklyn Heights)

After walking across the Brooklyn Bridge, veer right and climb slightly to Brooklyn Heights. On Henry Street, find a terrific address:

Love Lane

Make your way to the former home of Thomas Wolfe, 40 Verandah Place:

Thomas Wolf

Continue on to 31 Grace Court to see where Arthur Miller lived while he penned Death of a Salesman:

Arthur Millers House 31 Grace Court

Around the corner, observe the former boarding house (20 Remsen Street) where Norman Mailer finished The Naked and the the Dead:

Arthur Millers House Remsen

Though living in a boarding house, Miller must have been inspired when he stepped outside and saw the waterfront:

Brooklyn Heights Promenade seen from Mailers house

It’s strangely satisfying to search out the residences of literary greats, take a picture and think about the authors living and writing there.

Return to Manhattan on the ferry:

Ferry Nia on ferry