The West End - Popular with the Beat Generation

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Havana Central
2911 Broadway Between 113th and 114th
New York, NY 10025
United States
40° 48' 23.6088" N, 73° 57' 54.3348" W


This establishment was once The West End, a Columbia University area bar where Beat Generation members including Allen Ginsburg, Jack Kerouac and Lucien Carr used to hang out when they were Columbia students. It is now a chain restaurant featuring Cuban food called Havana Central.

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Sat, 01/21/2012 - 19:39


This is the place where guitarist Lenny Kaye joined Patti Smith during her poetry readings for the first time, according to Smith's book, Just Kids.

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