New York, N.Y.
Dedicated June 18, 2016
Partner: Empire State Center for the Book
Two Literary Landmarks on the same New York City block of East 57th Street were dedicated for Erich Maria Remarque and E. L. Doctorow on June 18, 2016.
Two apartment buildings, 320 and 333 East 57th Street, were selected by the Empire State Center for the Book and were supported by City Councilman Ben Kallos. The buildings were the homes of Erich Maria Remarque and E. L. Doctorow. They became the 18th and 19th Literary Landmarks in New York State.
320 East 57th Street, the 1926 Art Deco building, was Erich Maria Remarque’s New York City home from 1951 until his death in 1970. The author of All Quiet on the Western Front lived there with his wife the actress Paulette Goddard with his last novel, Shadows in Paradise, set in the building.
E.L. Doctorow, author of Ragtime, World’s Fair and Homer and Langley in addition to several other works lived at 333 East 57th Street from 2000 until his death in 2015. Members of the Doctorow family attended the dedication and two childhood friends spoke about Doctorow’s early years. One of the friends was the actor Dominic Chianese, best known for his role as Uncle Junior in The Sopranos.
Empire State Center for the Book (New York Library Association)
Holocaust Encyclopedia: Erich Maria Remarque (United States Holocaust Memorial Museum)