Apartment 8H, 305 East 72nd Street
From "84 Charing Cross Road":
June 1 1956
... I decided the time had come to get me a real apartment with real furniture, and
in my right ,mind and shaking all over I went around to the construction site of a
new building going up over on 2nd Avenue and signed a lease on a 2 1/2
(“bed-sitter”) apartment that isn’t even there yet... I want to live like a lady even if
it means putting off England till it’s paid for...
Oh, the new address: AFTER September 1, 305 East 72nd St.,New York, NY 21
Link to map on Google. The building was renamed "Charing Cross House" in the 2000s, in Helene's
honour (see Meeting HH & her home page).
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84 Charing Cross Road