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Where Greta Garbo was left alone

November 2, 2009

In 1953, Swedish-born actress Greta Garbo purchased a 7-room apartment at The Campanile, a co-op at the eastern end of 52nd Street—a cul-de-sac beside the East River. 

GarbowalkingnycShe lived there for the next 37 years, until her death in 1990.Gretagarbo1925

Reclusive and uninterested in giving interviews, she was often seen going on long walks through her midtown neighborhood dressed unassumingly like any other New Yorker.

“I want to be alone,” she had said in one of her most famous movies, Grand Hotel

And though paparazzi managed to get occasional shots of her strolling around the city, she mostly was.