Tuesday, October 25, 2011

NYC Vintage Image: Polly's Restaurant, 1915

Miss Polly Holliday's Restaurant and moderately priced tavern on MacDougal Street in Greenwich Village was a fave bohemian haunt beginning in the 1830s in New York, which was deemed "indispensable and independent." It endured at various locations into the intellectual renaissance around World War I, where she also ran Polly Holliday's Greenwich Village Inn, offering furnished rooms upstairs patronized by radicals, avant-garde thinkers and young intellectuals.