7. Edna St. Vincent Millay: 75 ½  Bedford Street at Commerce Street

Edna St. Millay’s house

Poet and playwright Edna St. Vincent Millay moved to New York City after graduating from Vassar College in 1917. Though she lived in numerous locations in Greenwich Village, many people are most familiar with her residence at 75 ½  Bedford Street at Commerce Street, which is the narrowest house in Manhattan. She once described her life in New York as “very, very poor and very, very merry.”