Maya Angelou, the activist and writer who died on Thursday, lived for part of her life, on the Upper West Side. She moved into an apartment with her friend Rosa Guy in the neighborhood in 1958 and lived both on Central Park West and on Riverside Drive, according to the New York Times. I couldn’t find the exact addresses, but if anyone knows please share in the comments.
And wouldn’t it be great to put a plaque up on one of the buildings? I always love coming across those in the neighborhood.