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Entry from October 11, 2004
Little Bohemia
Greenwich Village was long known for its "Bohemian" ways, and it was sometimes called "Little Bohemia."

The Yorkville section of Manhattan was also called "Little Bohemia." Yorkville's East 72nd Street was called Bohemian Boulevard or Bohemian Broadway.
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Just look for a "Little Germany." "Little Bohemia" is surely not far off!


4 September 1892, New York (NY) Times, pg. 4:
We have had Russian composers and leaders, we have had Polish pianists, very Samsons in their locks and their ability to bring down the house, and now comes the turn of little Bohemia. If New-York is the capital of Ireland, DVORZHAK should receive a cordial welcome here out of respect purely to the parallel - unless, indeed, he turn out to be so like an Irishman that merely from force of habit all the real Celts should turn to and make it hot for him!

29 October 1899, Washington (DC) Post, pg. 26:
In Little Bohemia.
From the New York Commercial Advertiser.
The two literary people were going out to lunch together. (...)

29 June 1908, New York (NY) Times, pg. 14:
PREACHES ON STEPS
TO LITTLE BOHEMIA
Dr. Pierce Holds Services at Front
of East Side Church Before
A Motley Throng.

17 April 1921, New York (NY) Times, pg. 45:
More Old World
In New York
(...)
Bohemia, too, has its fascinating New York quarter - in the Seventies stretching from Third Avenue to the River - more romantic than the would-be Greenwich Village Bohemia because these real Bohemians are incurably romantic.

The WPA Guide to New York City
New York: Random House
1939
New York: Pantheon Books
1982
Pg. 248 (MANHATTAN: MIDDLE AND UPPER EAST SIDE, YORKVILLE):
"Little Bohemia"

(OCLC WORLDCAT)
Title: In little-Bohemia;
a light comedy in three acts,
Author(s): Marsay, A. de.
Publication: London, George Allen,
Year: 1899
Description: 93 p.
Language: English
Responsibility: by A. de Marsay.
Document Type: Book
Posted by Barry Popik
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