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Articles By: agnes stanton

Originally from the Chicago suburbs, I’ve resided in NYC ever since attending Fordham University where my major was English Literature. I enjoy photographing New York City’s hidden corners, inspiring architecture and poignant street life. Some of my interests include interior design, tag/estate sales, flea market finds, classic novels, and travel. I live on the Upper East Side, volunteer for the Junior League and keep a blog at www.manhattanprivy.wordpress.com I can usually be found at the New York Public Library’s Rose Room, enjoying a jog around Central Park, or sweating it out in a yoga class at Jivamukti.

Barbizon Hotel NYC Untapped Cities

During a seething summer evening in 1953, Lexington Avenue on the corner of 63rd Street received a sprinkling of clothing–an entire wardrobe really–thrown from the rooftop of the Barbizon Hotel. The intoxicated young woman, demonstrating her unhappiness during her last night in the city, was Sylvia Plath. Her summer stay at the Barbizon Hotel would later figure prominently in her famous novel,The Bell Jar(more…)