Literary Reference: New York Renters

The Reproachless Apartment

“Fifth and Sixth Avenues, it seemed to Anthony, were the uprights of a gigantic ladder stretching from Washington Square to Central Park. Coming up-town on top of a bus toward Fifty-second Street inevitably gave him the sensation of hoisting himself hand by hand on a series of treacherous rungs, and when the bus jolted to a stop at his own rung he found something akin to relief as he descended the reckless metal steps to the sidewalk.

After that, he had but to walk down Fifty-second Street half a block, pass a stodgy family of brownstone houses–and then in a jiffy he was under the ceiling of his great front room. This was entirely satisfactory. Here, after all, life began. Here, he slept, breakfasted, read, and entertained.

The house itself was of murky material, built in the late nineties; in response to the steadily growing need of small apartments each floor had been thoroughly remodelled and rented individually. Of the four apartments, Anthony’s, on the second floor, was the most desirable.”

F. Scott Fitzgerald: The Beautiful and Damned (1922)

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