3. Washington Square Diner (Formerly Pony Stable Inn)  – 150 West 4th Street

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The Washington Square Diner is built on the location of the former Pony Stable Inn, one of the first lesbian bars in the city. This is where Allen Ginsberg, then a young Columbia College student, met Gregory Corso. Bill Morgan writes, “Corso showed his poems to Ginsberg who was greatly impressed. Corso told Ginsberg he had been watching a neighbor make love in the building across the street from his apartment window, and it turned out to be Allen himself and a girlfriend.”