Thursday, September 2, 2010

Allen Ginsberg's former apartment quickly rented

Just last Wednesday we did that post on Allen Ginsberg's former apartment at 437 E. 12th St. hitting the market.... the freshly renovated one bedroom unit was listed at $1,700.

Dmitry (Daniel) Kramp, Kramp Residential Team, City Connection Realty Inc., told me that the apartment has been rented.

And the new tenant is aware of the apartment's history, he said. (Kramp also said that he received a lot of calls from people who read the post via New York's Daily Intel and Curbed.)

Meanwhile, several of Ginsberg's friends left comments on the post...

I'll share one of them:

Rosebud Pettet said...
I had the great joy and privilege of knowing Allen for 33 years. Lived with him and Peter on and off during that time — at 5th st., 10th st., and long time at 12th st. I2th street was always "home" to me.
Allen was always kind, generous, patient...he gave me the small (Peter's) apartment next door to live in with my son whenever we were in NYC, but mostly we lived in Allen's.
Went back to see the place the day before it was completely gutted, and Peter Hale took some photos. It was so very hard to say goodbye to the place, all the memories...Burroughs, Dylan, the Bad Brains, all the amazing people who spent time there, esp. my "spiritual husband" Harry Smith...
Met my former husband Simon at Allen's, then we lived downstairs for years-Allen "best man" at our wedding.
Loved Allen like a father, was at his side when he died. Will always miss him and our little home on 12th street.
AUGUST 30, 2010 1:25 PM

Via: Allen Ginsberg, Peter Orlovsky, Louis Cartwright, Herbert Huncke, William Burroughs, Allen & Peter's new apartment, 437 E. 12th St., New York City, December 1975. Photographer unknown.

Previously on EV Grieve:
Allen Ginsberg's former 12th Street apartment now on the market


Ken Mac said...


Anonymous said...

As a long time resident of East 12 Street (I am between A & B) a project I looked into but never took on is to have East 12 Street between 1st and A renamed Allen Ginsberg Way. It is a totally doable project requiring signatures and bringing it up the community board #3. Anyone interested in taking on such project?