Algonquin Hotel

Algonquin Hotel
Algonquin Hotel

This is a mix of places that Dorothy Parker visited, combined with others that she probably had contact with. Living in New York, she soaked up the surroundings and put them on the pages of her work. Many of these locations crop up in her writing. Other are central to her life and times.

Key Locales

The Algonquin Hotel, Dorothy had a furnished room here, and could pop down in the elevator to meet her pals at the Round Table

Birthplace of The New Yorker, the Hell’s Kitchen house where Harold Ross and Jane Grant founded the magazine, and the Vicious Circle tipped back drinks

The New Yorker, former office of the magazine that employed Mrs. Parker

Speakeasies, where Dorothy and chums were frequently in their cups

“21″ Club, nights of the high life at the famous saloon

Wit’s End, where Dorothy’s pal Aleck Woollcott lived and entertained

Polly Adler’s, Dorothy and Mr. Benchley hung out together at this infamous brothel

Her Life, 1893-1967

Blessed Sacrament Academy, early Catholic education that shaped the celebrated writer and wit

Girlhood Walk, the Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument, located at 89th Street and Riverside Drive, is where Dorothy walked her dogs

The Waldorf Astoria, hotel where Mrs. Parker and her friends took part in a strike

The Cort Theatre, legendary Broadway playhouse where Dorothy sat through shows as a critic

The New York Sun, Dorothy dated a bad boy reporter here

Drinker’s Paradise, the former speakeasy Club Intime is now Flute

Dash and Lilly, meeting the famous couple at the old Sutton Hotel

World War II Woe, hotel where Dorothy had a few too many in 1944

The Plaza, Vanity Fair career ended over tea and scones here in 1920
Central Park, you can’t be a Parker fan and not love reading here

Animal Lover, Dorothy was nuts about animals, meet her friends

The Ansonia, gorgeous apartment house on the Upper West Side

The Dakota, one of the most famous addresses in New York City

Former Hotel Endicott, a non-descript apartment house in her neighborhood

Subway West 72nd Street, in Dorothy’s early days, a ride cost a nickel

Beyond New York City
Dorothy Parker’s ties to Colorado, Maryland, and New Mexico

Denver Nights, Elitch Gardens drew Dorothy and Alan to Colorado

Raton, New Mexico, the ride to legally wed across the border

Dorothy Parker Memorial Garden, at the headquarters of the NAACP in Baltimore. Her ashes are interred here