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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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.

Federal style houses, c.1820, on Charlton Street in the Charlton–King–Vandam Historic District

Hudson Square

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Neighborhood in Lower Manhattan, New York City, approximately bounded by Clarkson Street to the north, Canal Street to the south, Varick Street to the east and the Hudson River to the west.

Neighborhood in Lower Manhattan, New York City, approximately bounded by Clarkson Street to the north, Canal Street to the south, Varick Street to the east and the Hudson River to the west.

Federal style houses, c.1820, on Charlton Street in the Charlton–King–Vandam Historic District
The SoHo Playhouse
One Hudson Square, at Canal and Varick Streets

To the north of the neighborhood is Greenwich Village, to the south is TriBeCa, and to the east are the South Village and SoHo.

St. Mark's Place in 2010

8th Street and St. Mark's Place

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Street in the New York City borough of Manhattan that runs from Sixth Avenue to Third Avenue, and also from Avenue B to Avenue D; its addresses switch from West to East as it crosses Fifth Avenue.

Street in the New York City borough of Manhattan that runs from Sixth Avenue to Third Avenue, and also from Avenue B to Avenue D; its addresses switch from West to East as it crosses Fifth Avenue.

St. Mark's Place in 2010
Wanamaker Annex
The original location of the Whitney Museum, three converted townhouses at 8–12 West 8th Street
The German-American Shooting Society clubhouse at #12
Arlington Hall at #19–23, c.1892
Rent Is Too Damn High Party car parked on St Marks Place, where founder Jimmy McMillan lived until 2015
Gem Spa has been the "corner store" for locals for approximately 80 years
Cherries, an adult store on St. Mark's Place whose signage was part of Saturday Night Live's opening montage. The store closed in late 2011.

The area west of Greenwich Lane was already developed as Greenwich Village, while the area east of First Avenue was reserved for a wholesale food market.

Edna St. Vincent Millay, photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1933

Edna St. Vincent Millay

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American lyrical poet and playwright.

American lyrical poet and playwright.

Edna St. Vincent Millay, photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1933
Edna St. Vincent Millay in Mamaroneck, New York, 1914, by Arnold Genthe.
Edna St. Vincent Millay's home in 1923–24 at 75 1⁄2 Bedford Street, Greenwich Village (2013 photo)
Main house at Steepletop, where Millay spent the last 25 years of her life
Edna St. Vincent Millay's (and her husband's) gravestone at Steepletop
Edna St. Vincent Millay by pond, 1914, by Arnold Genthe.
Edna St. Vincent Millay, c. 1920.
Undated Edna St. Vincent Millay Portrait

She lived in a number of places in Greenwich Village, including a house owned by the Cherry Lane Theatre and 75½ Bedford Street, renowned for being the narrowest in New York City.

Lewis Wharf, first home of the Provincetown Players in 1915

Provincetown Players

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Collective of artists, writers, intellectuals, and amateur theater enthusiasts.

Collective of artists, writers, intellectuals, and amateur theater enthusiasts.

Lewis Wharf, first home of the Provincetown Players in 1915
Setting up the stage for Bound East for Cardiff, Fall 1916. Photo shows O'Neill on the ladder, Cook to the far right.
Scene in All God's Chillun Got Wings in which Paul Robeson kissed Mary Blair's hand, attracting national interest.
Susan Glaspell, playwright and one of the founders of the Provincetown Players.

Provincetown, Massachusetts had become a popular summer outpost for numerous artists and writers, bohemian residents from Greenwich Village, New York.

(2019)

Cherry Lane Theatre

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Oldest continuously running off-Broadway theater in New York City.

Oldest continuously running off-Broadway theater in New York City.

(2019)

The theater is located at 38 Commerce Street between Barrow and Bedford Streets in the West Village neighborhood of Greenwich Village, Manhattan, New York City.

Pete Seeger entertaining Eleanor Roosevelt (center), at a racially integrated Valentine's Day party.

Folk rock

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Hybrid music genre that combines the elements of folk and rock music, which arose in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom in the mid-1960s.

Hybrid music genre that combines the elements of folk and rock music, which arose in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom in the mid-1960s.

Pete Seeger entertaining Eleanor Roosevelt (center), at a racially integrated Valentine's Day party.
Bob Dylan was the most influential of all the urban folk-protest songwriters.
Bob Dylan in 1963.
Folk rock musicians Simon & Garfunkel performing in Dublin
Simon Nicol and Ric Sanders of Fairport Convention performing at Fairport's Cropredy Convention 2005
Merle Haggard and others influenced the sound of artists such as Bob Dylan, Ian and Sylvia, and the Byrds who adopted the sound of country music in the late 1960s.
John Renbourn in 2005

While this urban folk revival flourished in many cities, New York City, with its burgeoning Greenwich Village coffeehouse scene and population of topical folk singers, was widely regarded as the centre of the movement.

Baez in 2016

Joan Baez

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American singer, songwriter, musician, and activist.

American singer, songwriter, musician, and activist.

Baez in 2016
Baez playing at the March on Washington in August 1963
Baez at the Frankfurt Easter March 1966
Baez in 1966
Baez in 1966 at Amsterdam airport
Baez playing in Hamburg, 1973
Bob Dylan, Baez, and Carlos Santana, performing in 1984
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival 2005 at Golden Gate Park
Joan Baez concert in Dresden, Germany, July 2008
Baez in 2003
Baez with Bob Dylan at the civil rights March on Washington, 1963

Baez first met Dylan in April 1961 at Gerde's Folk City in New York City's Greenwich Village.

Manhattan Community Board 2

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The Manhattan Community Board 2 is a New York City community board encompassing the neighborhoods of Greenwich Village, West Village, South Village, NoHo, SoHo, Little Italy, NoLIta, and a portion of Chinatown in the borough of Manhattan.

An old meatpacking building converted into a boutique

Meatpacking District, Manhattan

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Neighborhood in the New York City borough of Manhattan that runs from West 14th Street south to Gansevoort Street, and from the Hudson River east to Hudson Street.

Neighborhood in the New York City borough of Manhattan that runs from West 14th Street south to Gansevoort Street, and from the Hudson River east to Hudson Street.

An old meatpacking building converted into a boutique
Aerial view
Before gentrification, many meatpacking buildings had become derelict
The Herring Safe & Lock Company Building (1849) at the intersection of Ninth Avenue and Hudson Street at 14th Street
The Apple Store at 14th Street and Ninth Avenue
Hotel Gansevoort (right) and Pastis (left) on Ninth Avenue
The Standard Hotel above the High Line
Gansevoort Street is almost perfectly aligned to the Spring equinox

Before that it was the location of Fort Gansevoort and of the upper extension of Greenwich Village, which had been a vacation spot until overtaken by the northward movement of New York City.