A report on Greenwich Village

MacDougal Street in Greenwich Village
453–461 Sixth Avenue in the Historic District
The intersection of West 4th and West 12th Streets
Street signs at intersection of West 10th and West 4th Streets
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.
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

Neighborhood on the west side of Lower Manhattan in New York City, bounded by 14th Street to the north, Broadway to the east, Houston Street to the south, and the Hudson River to the west.

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Tribeca

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Neighborhood in Lower Manhattan in New York City.

Neighborhood in Lower Manhattan in New York City.

Textile Building (1901) in the Tribeca Historic District
"Radio Row", seen here in 1934, was displaced by the building of the World Trade Center. (Photo by Berenice Abbott)
Map of Tribeca (excluding the portion south of Chambers Street) and major parks and transit connections.
American Thread Building
388 Greenwich Street
Ladder Co. 8 firehouse at Varick and N. Moore Streets
Church & Chambers Street
Church & Reade Street (2013)

As of 2017, the median household income in Community Districts 1 and 2 (including Greenwich Village and SoHo) was $144,878, though the median income in Battery Park City individually was $126,771.

The only known photograph taken during the first night of riots, by freelance photographer Joseph Ambrosini, shows gay youth scuffling with police.

Stonewall riots

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The only known photograph taken during the first night of riots, by freelance photographer Joseph Ambrosini, shows gay youth scuffling with police.
The only known photograph taken during the first night of riots, by freelance photographer Joseph Ambrosini, shows gay youth scuffling with police.
Washington Square Park in Greenwich Village
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Christopher Park, where many of the demonstrators met after the first night of rioting to talk about what had happened, now features a sculpture of four white figures by George Segal that commemorates the milestone.
Gay rights demonstration in Trafalgar Square, London, including members of the Gay Liberation Front (GLF). The GLF in the UK held its first meeting in a basement classroom at the London School of Economics on October 13, 1970. The organization was very informal, instituting marches and other activities, leading to the first British Gay Pride March in 1972.
Banner reading "Stonewall was a riot" pictured during Berlin Pride, 2009
Queer anarchists at Stockholm pride with banner reading "Remember Stonewall"
The Stonewall, a bar in part of the building where the Stonewall Inn was located. The building and the surrounding streets have been declared a National Historic Landmark.
The sign left by police following the raid is now on display just inside the entrance.
A banner hanging from the top of the building the day after President Obama announced creation of the Stonewall National Monument
Stonewall Day logo by Pride Live
Plaque commemorating the Stonewall Riots
The Stonewall, a bar in part of the building where the Stonewall Inn was located. The building and the surrounding streets have been declared a National Historic Landmark.
In Paris (France), town square commemorating the Stonewall Riots

The Stonewall riots (also known as the Stonewall uprising, Stonewall rebellion, or simply Stonewall) were a series of spontaneous protests by members of the gay community in response to a police raid that began in the early morning hours of June 28, 1969, at the Stonewall Inn in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of Lower Manhattan in New York City.

Looking east from Orchard Street

Houston Street

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Major east–west thoroughfare in Lower Manhattan in New York City.

Major east–west thoroughfare in Lower Manhattan in New York City.

Looking east from Orchard Street
Houston Street (1917) by George Luks
East Houston Street between Clinton and Suffolk Streets in the 1920s
Houston Street at Lafayette Street in 1974

Houston Street generally serves as the boundary between neighborhoods on the East Side of Manhattan—Alphabet City, the East Village, NoHo, Greenwich Village, and the West Village to the north, and the Lower East Side, most of the Bowery, Nolita, and SoHo to the south.

14th Street looking west from Fifth Avenue

14th Street (Manhattan)

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Major crosstown street in the New York City borough of Manhattan, traveling between Eleventh Avenue on Manhattan's West Side and Avenue C on Manhattan's East Side.

Major crosstown street in the New York City borough of Manhattan, traveling between Eleventh Avenue on Manhattan's West Side and Avenue C on Manhattan's East Side.

14th Street looking west from Fifth Avenue
14th Street–Union Square station

It is also considered the northern boundary of Greenwich Village, Alphabet City, and the East Village, and the southern boundary of Chelsea, Flatiron/Lower Midtown, and Gramercy.

Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Beat Generation

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Literary movement started by a group of authors whose work explored and influenced American culture and politics in the post-war era.

Literary movement started by a group of authors whose work explored and influenced American culture and politics in the post-war era.

Lawrence Ferlinghetti
A section devoted to the beat generation at a bookstore in Stockholm, Sweden

Beat writers and artists flocked to Greenwich Village in New York City in the late 1950s because of low rent and the "small town" element of the scene.

East Village, Manhattan

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Neighborhood on the East Side of Lower Manhattan in New York City.

Neighborhood on the East Side of Lower Manhattan in New York City.

Stuyvesant Street, one of the neighborhood's oldest streets, in front of St. Mark's Church in-the-Bowery. This street served as the boundary between boweries 1 and 2, owned by Peter Stuyvesant.
Former German-American Shooting Society Clubhouse at 12 St Mark's Place (1885), part of Little Germany
The Village East Cinema/Louis N. Jaffe Theater was originally a Jewish theater
St. Nicholas Kirche at East 2nd Street, just west of Avenue A. The church and almost all buildings on the street were demolished in 1960 and replaced with parking lots for the Village View Houses
The Phyllis Anderson Theater, one of several theaters that were originally Yiddish theaters
A wall in the East Village in 1998, featuring a mural of two men
"Extra Place", an obscure side street off of East 1st Street, just east of the Bowery
East 5th Street between Second Avenue and Cooper Square is a typical side street in the heart of the East Village
Once synonymous with "Bowery Bums", the Bowery area has become a magnet for luxury condominiums as the East Village neighborhood's rapid gentrification continues
Taras Shevchenko Place, with St. George's Church on the north side, and St. George Academy on the south side.
1st Avenue, looking north at 10th Street
The Nuyorican Poets Café has been located off Avenue C and East 3rd Street since its founding in 1973.
The Bowery Poetry Club
Sherry Vine and Joey Arias during the 2009 HOWL! Festival
Tompkins Square Park is the recreational and geographic heart of the East Village. It has historically been a part of counterculture, protest and riots
A production of John Reed's All the World's a Grave in the New York Marble Cemetery, which does not contain headstones
Ladder Co. 3/Battalion 6
USPS Cooper Station post office
New York Public Library, Ottendorfer branch
Punk rock icon and writer Richard Hell still lives in the same apartment in Alphabet City that he has had since the 1970s
Miss Understood stops a bus in front of the Lucky Cheng's restaurant at 2nd Street on First Avenue.
Lotti Golden, Lower East Side, 1968
First Houses
Webster Hall
128 East 13th Street

In the 1950s and 1960s, the migration of Beatniks into the neighborhood later attracted hippies, musicians, writers, and artists who had been priced out of the rapidly gentrifying Greenwich Village.

Underwater atomic test "Baker", Bikini Atoll, Pacific Ocean, 1946

Counterculture of the 1960s

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Anti-establishment cultural phenomenon that developed throughout much of the Western world between the mid-1960s and the mid-1970s.

Anti-establishment cultural phenomenon that developed throughout much of the Western world between the mid-1960s and the mid-1970s.

Underwater atomic test "Baker", Bikini Atoll, Pacific Ocean, 1946
Free Speech activist Mario Savio on the steps of Sproul Hall, University of California, Berkeley, 1966
King's "I Have a Dream" speech, given in front of the Lincoln Memorial during the 1963 March on Washington
A family watches television, c. 1958
Anti-war protesters
Carnaby Street, London, 1966
Oz number 31 cover
Three radical icons of the sixties. Encounter between Simone de Beauvoir, Jean-Paul Sartre and Ernesto "Che" Guevara in Cuba, in 1960
Yellow Power activist Richard Aoki at a Black Panther Party rally.
Herbert Marcuse, associated with the Frankfurt School of critical theory, was an influential libertarian socialist thinker on the radical student movements of the era and philosopher of the New Left
Eugene McCarthy, anti-war candidate for the Democratic nomination for the US presidency in 1968
A sign pointing to an old fallout shelter in New York City
The cover of an early Whole Earth Catalog shows the Earth as seen by astronauts traveling back from the Moon
Frisbee and alternative 1960s disc sports icon Ken Westerfield
A small part of the crowd of 400,000, after the rain, Woodstock, United States, August 1969
The Jimi Hendrix Experience performs for the Dutch television show Fenklup in March 1967
The Doors performing for Danish television in 1968
Recording "Give Peace a Chance". Left to right: Rosemary Leary (face not visible), Tommy Smothers (with back to camera), John Lennon, Timothy Leary, Yoko Ono, Judy Marcioni and Paul Williams, June 1, 1969.
The plaque honoring the victims of the August 1970 Sterling Hall bombing, University of Wisconsin, Madison.
A small segment of the "Wall" at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial listing the names of the nearly 60,000 American war dead
Jerry Rubin, University at Buffalo, March 10, 1970

The Stonewall riots were a series of spontaneous, violent demonstrations against a police raid that took place in the early morning hours of June 28, 1969, at the Stonewall Inn, a gay bar in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of New York City.

Bogardus Plaza, the south end of Hudson Street

Hudson Street (Manhattan)

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Bogardus Plaza, the south end of Hudson Street
Hudson Street in TriBeCa
Former NYMEX building

Hudson Street is a north–south oriented street in the New York City borough of Manhattan running from Tribeca to the south, through Hudson Square and Greenwich Village, to the Meatpacking District.

West 4th Street at Jane Street

4th Street (Manhattan)

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Street in Lower Manhattan, New York City.

Street in Lower Manhattan, New York City.

West 4th Street at Jane Street
Due to the layout of streets in Greenwich Village, West 4th Street, running south to north, intersects West 12th Street, which runs west to east

It continues west until the Avenue of the Americas (Sixth Avenue), where West 4th Street turns north and confusingly intersects with West 10th, 11th, 12th, and 13th Streets in Greenwich Village.

SoHo, Manhattan

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Neighborhood in Lower Manhattan in New York City.

Neighborhood in Lower Manhattan in New York City.

Niblo's Garden, seen here around 1887, was an entertainment venue on Broadway near Prince Street from 1823 to 1895
The E. V. Haughwout Building at Broadway and Broome Street was built in 1856–57, and has a cast-iron facade by Daniel D. Badger
Cast-iron architecture on Broome Street
SoHo also contains former industrial buildings in other architectural styles, and is also dotted with smaller structures like this Federal style house built in 1819–20.
428 Broadway (428-432) was built in 1888–89 and was designed by Samuel A. Warner in the Queen Anne style
Cast-iron buildings at 453–467 Broome Street between Mercer and Greene Streets
Chelsea Career & Technical Education High School, located just outside SoHo

SoHo and Greenwich Village generally have a higher rate of college-educated residents than the rest of the city.