Cotton Club (125th Street in New York City in December 2013) helped inspire Josephson's Café Society.
MacDougal Street in Greenwich Village
Billie Holiday (circa 1947) at the Downbeat club, New York (February 1947) debuted "Strange Fruit" at Café Society in 1939
453–461 Sixth Avenue in the Historic District
William Gropper's cover for the first-ever issue of the New Masses
The intersection of West 4th and West 12th Streets
Nellie Lutcher (1950) performed at Café Society
Street signs at intersection of West 10th and West 4th Streets
Zero Mostel (in Fiddler on the Roof 1964) got his start with Josephson as a comedian at Café Society
Map of old Greenwich Village. A section of Bernard Ratzer's map of New York and its suburbs, made ca. 1766 for Henry Moore, royal governor of New York, when Greenwich was more than 2 miles (3 km) from the city.
Big Joe Turner (here, performing in Hamburg in 1973) performed in Josephson's establishments for decades
Gay Street at the corner of Waverly Place; the street's name refers to a colonial family, not the LGBT character of Greenwich Village
Whitney Museum of American Art's original location, at 8–12 West 8th Street, between Fifth Avenue and MacDougal Street; currently home to the New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture.
The Cherry Lane Theatre is located in Greenwich Village.
The annual Greenwich Village Halloween Parade is the world's largest Halloween parade.
The Stonewall Inn, a designated U.S. National Historic Landmark and National Monument, as the site of the June 1969 Stonewall riots and the cradle of the modern gay rights movement.
Blue Note Jazz Club
The Washington Square Arch, an unofficial icon of Greenwich Village and nearby New York University
396-397 West Street at West 10th Street is a former hotel which dates from 1904, and is part of the Weehawken Street Historic District
Washington Mews in Greenwich Village; an NYU building can be seen in the background
Christopher Park, part of the Stonewall National Monument
NYPD 6th Precinct
West Village Post Office
Jefferson Market Library, once a courthouse, now serves as a branch of the New York Public Library.
Robert De Niro
Robert Downey Jr.
Hank Greenberg
Emma Stone
90 Bedford Street, used for establishing shot in Friends

Barney Josephson (1902–1988) was the founder of Café Society in Greenwich Village, New York's first integrated nightclub.

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The Village hosted the nation's first racially integrated nightclub, when Café Society was opened in 1938 at 1 Sheridan Square by Barney Josephson.

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Al Casey and Eddie Barefield in Café Society

Café Society

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Al Casey and Eddie Barefield in Café Society

Café Society was a New York City nightclub open from 1938 to 1948 on Sheridan Square in Greenwich Village.

It was managed by Barney Josephson.

White at the Café Society, ca. June 1946

Josh White

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American singer, guitarist, songwriter, actor and civil rights activist.

American singer, guitarist, songwriter, actor and civil rights activist.

White at the Café Society, ca. June 1946
White and Mary Lou Williams, ca. October 1947 (photograph by William P. Gottlieb)
White's custom-made Ovation guitar, 1965–66

The Café Society nightclub, located in New York's Greenwich Village, was the first integrated nightclub in the United States, where blacks and whites could sit, socialize and dance in the same room and enjoy entertainment.

One day, John Hammond asked White to meet Barney Josephson, the owner of the club.