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Kerouac, Ginsberg, Burroughs first meet.The Holy Trinity of the Beat Generation first met at 421 W118th St.

Before there was Talk Like a Beat Day, before the first reading of Howl — on this day in 1955 — before On the Road and Naked Lunch there was 421 W118th St. This unassuming address in Morningside Heights is where Jack Kerouac lived with Edie Parker in the early 1940s. Here, at 421 W118th St., is where Kerouac was first introduced to Allen Ginsberg and William S. Burroughs. And the Beat went on from there.