Vonnegut Name Proposed For 48th and Second Avenue Corner

A community board voted to rename the corner of East 48th Street and Second Avenue after the late Kurt Vonnegut, according to the New York Sun. Vonnegut lived on the block for 40 years and was a “community icon” according to neighborhood residents.

Vonnegut was often seen walking his dog in Dag Hammarskjold Park near the United Nations and sitting on the stoop of his townhouse, thinking, smoking, and nodding to passersby. He and his wife, photographer Jill Krementz, had a second home in Sagaponack, Long Island, but spent most of their days in Manhattan.


  • Kurt Vonnegut: 1922-2007