The Building George Carlin Grew Up In

In August 1941, four-year-old George Carlin moved with his family into an apartment at 519 West 121st Street, at the top of a hill in Morningside Heights right across the street from the back of Columbia’s Teachers College.

“Would live there 25 years,” reads the timeline at “First everything occurs here: sex, drugs, rhythm & blues.”

Columbia now owns the six-story building and rents it to students.