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The West End Bar now known as Havana Central at 2911 Broadway.
A new facade for Jack Kerouac’s West End Bar at 2911 Broadway.

The West End Bar was a popular meeting place for Columbia University students and a hangout for Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg and Lucien Carr’s Beat Generation. It was at the West End Bar that Carr met up with his stalker David Kammerer before killing him on a summer’s night in 1944 and dumping his body in the Hudson River. Kerouac and William S. Burroughs were arrested as material witnesses. Kerouac’s bail was paid after agreeing to marry Edie Parker.

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