The Last Days of a Smoky New York Literary Salon

From a New York Times story by Alex Vadukul headlined “The Last Days of Beckett’s, a Smoky New York Literary Salon”:

About a year ago, a literary salon sprang to life in a run-down townhouse in the West Village of Manhattan. Dozens of young writers, critics, artists, theater actors and filmmakers started going there almost nightly to drink, smoke, talk, dance and argue, much like their bohemian predecessors in the days before sky-high rents priced poets out of the neighborhood.