Truman Capote lived in the basement apartment of 70 Willow Street from about 1955- 1965. On April 26, the BHA hosted an event celebrating the author on the main floor of the residence. Among those reading from Capote’s work were Boerum Hill resident/Brooklyn Heights based author Peter Hedges and actress Lauren Ambrose.
Donald Brennan from Myhomebrooklyn.com sponsored the event and he’s posted a few photos of the affair by Julienne Schaer including the one above where we catch of glimpse of the home’s majestic spiral staircase.
The hidden history of 70 Willow Street is one of many stories on Homer Fink’s Hidden Brooklyn Heights Walking Tour, sponsored by MyHomeBrooklyn. Next tour is May 15. Buy tickets now at Eventbrite.