The New York Times crafts a wonderful report on a couple, Harold Eliot Leeds and Wheaton Galentine, whose romance lasted 6 decades at one townhome in the Village.
No. 64..... lasted almost six decades, linking two men from their first meeting at the Rockefeller Center skating rink during World War II until one of them, Harold Eliot Leeds, an architect and professor of interior design at Pratt, died in 2002.
“If New York was the symbol of freedom to the United States, then the Village was the symbol of freedom to New York,” said Robby Browne, the Corcoran agent who is marketing the property along with Chris Kann and Gregory Sullivan. “The Village was a symbol of freedom to gay people and people who were different.”
That was at least part of the draw of moving downtown for Mr. Leeds and Wheaton Galentine, a documentary filmmaker who died this year. They met in 1944 and became a couple almost immediately,