San Remo Café Plaque Unveiling

Please join us as we unveil our latest historic plaque marking the site of the legendary San Remo Café, located at 189 Bleecker Street/93 MacDougal Street from 1925 to 1967. The site is located in the currently proposed, and (hopefully) soon-to-be-designated, South Village Historic District.

In the late 1940’s and 50’s, the San Remo was the premiere haunt for the literary and artistic set, attracting an unparalleled array of figures from the Beat movement, the New York School of poets and painters, and The Living Theater. Regulars included Allen Ginsberg, Dylan Thomas, Jack Kerouac, William S. Burroughs, Miles Davis, Frank O’Hara, Judith Malina, Jackson Pollock, James Baldwin, and Gore Vidal, among many others. Several of these eminent figures first met here, and many immortalized the San Remo in their writings.

The unveiling will begin at 6:30 pm on Monday, July 29th. Village Preservation, the Two Boots Foundation, and the board and managers of 93 MacDougal Street will be sponsoring the event.

Monday, July 29, 2013
6:30 pm

Corner of Bleecker and MacDougal Streets