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afternoon, White Horse Tavern (1880), 567 Hudson Street, Greenwich Village, New York, New York | by lumierefl
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afternoon, White Horse Tavern (1880), 567 Hudson Street, Greenwich Village, New York, New York

sometimes called second oldest bar in NYC • originally popular with longshoremen because of proximity to Hudson River • Scottish poet Ruthven Todd introduced Dylan Thomas to White Horse, became his headquarters when in US • in Nov. 1953 Thomas beat his personal record, drank 18 shots of whiskey, stumbled outside and collapsed • died in St. Vincent's Hospital two days later, age 39

 

Thomas association with bar attracted other literary figures as patrons, including Norman Mailer, James Baldwin, Anais Nin, Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, John Ashbery, Frank O'Hara • others who frequented WHT: Seymour Krim, Delmore Schwartz, Richard Farina, Jane Jacobs, Hunter S. Thompson, Jim Morrison, Bob Dylan, The Clancy Brothers and Mary Travers (the latter two also performed here) Wikipedia

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Taken on January 6, 2010