The Ersatz Elevator Setting & Symbolism

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667 Dark Avenue

The address of the Baudelaires new home, it is an apartment building in an exclusive neighborhood. Huge trees temporarily line the street until dark goes out of style and light comes in. They are quickly chopped down.

Squalor Penthouse

Esme and Jerome's residence and the temporary home of the Baudelaires, this is an enormous penthouse with hundreds of rooms. It is impossible for The Baudelaires to find anything in the cavernous space and they frequently become lost.

Stairwell

Since elevators are "out," all of the residents of 667 Dark Avenue take the stairs, no matter how high up their apartments are. There is a banister that goes all the way to the bottom floor, which Jerome frequently slides down.

The In Boutique

A store where Esme Squalor shops. They only carry "in" items. Esme purchases the children their own pinstripes suits at this store.

The Fish District

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