The row of Federal houses on the west side of this short street were built in 1833, and their Greek Revival neighbors on the east side were added after 1844. Its residents in the 1850s were mainly working class people, but its most famous resident was Ruth McKenney, who lived at 14 Gay Street in the 1930s and wrote of her experiences as a Greenwich Village Bohemian in My Sister Eileen, which became the hit Broadway musical, Wonderful Town.
GAY STREET NEW YORK Photo Gallery
Maybe You Like Them Too
- 2019 Home Decoration Trends
- THREE OF THE BEST: AIR POLLUTION MONITORS
- HOW TO CHANGE A LIGHT BULB
- HOW TO ASSEMBLE FLAT-PACK FURNITURE
- HOW TO SET A TABLE