6. James Baldwin Residences

James Baldwin, the African-American author and social critic, lived in residences in the West Village Historic District and the Upper West Side/Central Park West Historic District at different points in his life. Baldwin lived at 81 Horatio Street in the West Village in the late 195os through the early 1960s. In 1965, Baldwin bought a row house at 137 W 71st Street. Baldwin’s novels caused controversy for their homoerotic content and exploration of racial identity.