WEST VILLAGE — Allen Ginsberg, Jackson Pollock and Anais Nin have returned to the Waverly Inn.
The exclusive eatery's beloved mural — featuring 40 Village legends from the past 150 years — has been restored to its former glory after sustaining damage in a fire that started in the basement of the A-list restaurant on June 25.
In addition to literary and artistic heavyweights Ginsberg, Pollock and Nin, the mural famously depicts Walt Whitman being pursued by a Truman Capote butterfly and Jack Kerouac typing onto a long scroll.
Sorel declined to discuss the restoration of the mural.
Workers said the restaurant reopened to customers last week, a week after the fire.
More than 60 firefighters responded to the fire after workers saw smoke and called 911. Employees helped rescue a panicked building resident from a first-floor apartment.
Officials determined that faulty electrical wiring sparked the blaze.