W. H. Auden’s Brooklyn Heights Home

Historical Site

On the corner of Montague Terrace and Montague Street is the brownstone where W. H. Auden lived from October 1939 to September 1940. A plaque on the house notes that the poet wrote the long philosophical poem “New Year Letter” at this address. Just two doors south at 5 Montague Terrace is the home where novelist Thomas Wolfe lived just years earlier than Auden, in two rooms on the fourth floor, from 1933 to 1935. It is there that Wolfe wrote Of Time and the River before moving. Look for the plaque commemorating Wolfe between the windows to the left of the door.

1 Montague Terrace
Brooklyn, NY 11201