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Transcript of GFS
"The first thing I did when I got off at Penn Station, I went to this phone booth." (page 59)
The station was rebuilt in 1968
"I went down in the elevator again and got a cab and told the drive to take me to Ernie's. Ernie's is this night club in Greenwich Village that my brother D.B. used to go to frequently before he went out to Hollywood and prostituted himself." (Salinger 80)
Ernie's is a fictional place. This is the address of a jazz club in Greenwich Village called Blue Notes that plays jazz music, which could very well have been a bar Holden might have gone to due to their live music.
"We got to the Edmont Hotel..." (page 66)
"I walked all the way back to the hotel. Forty-one gorgeous blocks."
This is a fictional hotel
Grand Central Terminal
"So what I did, I told the drive to take me to Grand Central Station." (page 116)
"After I put my bags in one of those strong boxes at the station, I went into this little sandwich bar and had breakfast."
There are many sandwich bars in the area of the station.
"I started walking over to Broadway, just for the hell of it, because I hadn't been there in years." (page 124)
American Museum of Natural History
"...I walked all the way through the park over to the Museum of Natural History." (page 129)
"In case you don't live in New York, the Wicker Bar is in this sort of swanky hotel, the Seton Hotel." (Salinger 141)
"So all I did, in front of the museum, was get a cab and go down to the Biltmore." (page 132)
In August 1981, the hotel was torn down. It has been rebuilt as a Bank of America Plaza.
This is most likely the school Salinger based Phoebe's school on. It is close to the Museum of Art. Around the 1940s, it was changed into a middle school for talented children.
Museum of Art
"Meet me at the Museum of art near the door at quarter past 12 if you can..." (page 215)
"Mr. and Mrs. Antolini had this very swanky apartment over on Sutton Place, with two steps that you go down to get in the living room, and a bar and all." (Salinger 180)
Radio City Ice Rink
"'Let's go ice-skating at Radio City!"' (page 139)
*Note* Holden's apartment could not be included because there were no specifications that give any accurate approximations of his apartment in the novel. We are only told he went home after being drunk in Central Park.
(Central Park South Lagoon)
"So what I did, I started walking over to the park. I figured I'd go by that little lake and see what the hell the ducks were doing, see if they were around or not." (page 165)
Central Park Zoo
"I knew she'd follow me, so I started walking downtown toward the zoo, on the park side of the street..." (page 224)
"Anyway, we kept getting closer and closer to the carrousel and you could start to hear that nutty music it always plays." (page 226)
most famous ice skating rink in the world