Warby Parker Creates Upper East Side Literary Map

Posted On Mon, November 10, 2014 By

Posted On Mon, November 10, 2014 By In Celebrities, maps, Upper East Side

You might have noticed that hipster eyeglass emporium Warby Parker took over the former Lascoff Drugs store on Lexington Avenue and East 82nd Street. The community is quite satisfied with their thoughtful reuse of the historic pharmacy, and in return, the company seems to be very in tune with the neighborhood of their latest outpost.

Warby’s latest foray into the world of the Upper East Side is a map of famous literary locations, from the Barbizon Hotel, fictionalized as the Amazon in Sylvia Plath’s The Bell Jar, to Eloise’s home at the Plaza Hotel.

Upper East Side Literary Map

All but three of the 13 locations highlighted on the map are references to spots mentioned in classic literary works. Those actually frequented by the authors include: 62nd Street and Lexington Avenue, an intersection written about by Joan Didion in her autobiographical essay Goodbye to All That; the Carlyle Hotel, where Madeline author Ludwig Bemelmans painted a mural; and the former home of Elaine’s restaurant, which was a popular hangout for writers and editors. Explore the full map here.

Know of any Upper East Side locales that could be added to the map? Tell us in the comments.

[Related: Where to Find the Haunts and Houses of Famous Writers in New York City]

[Via Untapped Cities]

Images of map via Warby Parker

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