Truman Capote and his memoirs of Brooklyn Heights

Truman Capote, an author who is most famous for his novels Breakfast at Tiffany’s and In Cold Blood, lived in Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn, from 1955 to 1965. Besides the aforementioned titles, he also wrote a short autobiography called Brooklyn: A Personal Memoir, about the neighborhood. The book begins with the line, “I live in Brooklyn. By choice.” Although he was fond of the years he lived at 70 Willow Street, it wasn’t so much “by choice”. At the time, he needed a cheaper place to live than Manhattan. The owner of the magnificent 1839 house and a friend of his,… Read More

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