The most iconic image of Marilyn Monroe is of her standing coyly over a breezy subway grating on Lexington Avenue, struggling to keep her whimsical white dress in place.
The actress admired the Big Apple--She owned an apartment on East 57th Street, and wrote frequently about her love for Brooklyn, the home of her third husband, Arthur Miller. According to Brain Pickings, she wrote a poem in a private journal about the Brooklyn Bridge:
But I love that bridge (everything is beautiful from there and the air is so clean) walking it seems
peaceful there even with all those
cars going crazy underneath.
What else did Marilyn Monroe enjoy about New York? In conjunction with the release of "Misfit," [Tin House, $15.95] a fictionalized account of the actress' last days, Tin House's Jakob Vala and
Joy Castiglione created this map illustrating her favorite spots in the city. Check it out: