The Barbizon: The Manhattan hotel that allowed women to follow their dreams

With former residents that included Sylvia Plath and Liza Minelli, the women-only Barbizon Hotel in New York was a haven for those young women whose families may not otherwise have allowed them to pursue their careers

2nd May, 2021
The Barbizon: The Manhattan hotel that allowed women to follow their dreams
The Barbizon Hotel in 1980: it was immortalised, as the Amazon hotel in Sylvia Plath’s novel The Bell Jar. Picture: Sara Krulwich/The New York Times

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The Barbizon: The New York Hotel That Set Women Free

By Paulina Bren

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