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Ear Inn Virons: History of the New York City Landmark--James Brown House and West Soho Neighborhood [Hardcover]

By Andrew Coe (Author)
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Dwarfed by industrial buildings and new residential towers, the little brick and wood-frame James Brown House is the spiritual hub of Manhattan's West Soho neighborhood. The building's present incarnation as home of the popular Ear Inn watering hole is only the latest in a long and fascinating history. Ear Inn Virons traces the heritage and legends of this New York City landmark; through this tale, it also chronicles the history and culture of the vibrant West Soho neighborhood. When the house was built in 1817, the district was being transformed from swamp and sandy hills into a residential neighborhood. Its first owner was James Brown, according to legend an ex-slave who fought in the Revolutionary Army. Over the decades, the house's fortunes have followed the rise and fall of the neighborhood, from middle class homes to bustling waterfront to near-abandonment. In the 1970s, the area was almost a ghost town when a group of struggling artists stumbled on the building and transformed its bar, then a seedy waterfront dive, into the Ear Inn. Now West Soho has been rediscovered by developers and high-tech firms, and the neighborhood is changing almost beyond recognition. As long as the James Brown House still stands, however, its history will not be forgotten.

Heavily illustrated with maps and period illustrations, Ear Inn Virons is the definitive history of the James Brown House and West Soho neighborhood. In addition to documenting the broad cultural and historical forces that molded the district, the text is peppered with colorful tales about riots, gangsters, Irish bartenders, the daily life of longshoremen and a ghost named Mickey. • Surprising and amusing history of a house built in 1817 and its vibrant downtown neighborhood • Newly researched and definitive architectural and cultural history of New York City locale • Literary excerpts • Local color and broader issues discussed, including September 11 • Many black and white and color photographs and period maps • Invaluable guide for West Soho and neigborhood exploration • 40 illustrations, many in color • 3 maps

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Odyssey Publications
Pages   80
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.9" Width: 7" Height: 0.6"
Weight:   0.9 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Publisher   Odyssey Publications
ISBN  9622177182  
ISBN13  9789622177185  

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More About Andrew Coe

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Andrew Coe is a writer and independent scholar living in Brooklyn, New York. His many books include Chop Suey: A Cultural History of Chinese Food in the United States (Oxford, 2009) and Ear Inn Virons, a History of the New York Landmark and its Neighborhood (Odyssey, 2003). He is also a contributor to the Encyclopedia of American Food and Drink (Oxford, 2004 and 2012) and writes the Good Bread column for Serious Eats New York.

Andrew Coe currently resides in Brooklyn, in the state of New York. Andrew Coe was born in 1959 and has an academic affiliation as follows - The International Tennis Federation, Roehampton.

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