Truman Capote’s Brooklyn Heights Home

Historical Site

Truman Capote lived in the basement apartment of 70 Willow Street for ten years, which he rented from his friend Oliver Smith. While living there, he finished Breakfast at Tiffany’s and wrote the novel In Cold Blood. Capote’s essay “A House in the Heights” includes the quote, “I live in Brooklyn. By choice.”

70 Willow Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201