According to Evan Hughes, in the Daily Beast’s “Book Beast”:
Columbia Heights, a short street in Brooklyn, just might be the most literary street in America. Columbia Heights is the closest street to the water in the quiet, leafy Brooklyn Heights neighborhood, and the authors who have lived there, if they were lucky, enjoyed commanding views of Manhattan’s skyline across the East River.
We know Norman Mailer lived there for many years, and Thomas Wolfe (who also lived for a while on Montague Terrace) for a short time. The famous “February House”, home for a time to W.H. Auden, Paul and Jane Bowles, Carson McCullers, and renowned novelist Gypsy Rose Lee, was just a few doors off Columbia Heights on Middagh Street. Can you name any others?