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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Eric Andersen

American folk music singer-songwriter, who has written songs recorded by Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, Judy Collins, Linda Ronstadt, the Grateful Dead and many others.

American folk music singer-songwriter, who has written songs recorded by Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, Judy Collins, Linda Ronstadt, the Grateful Dead and many others.

In 2013, Andersen performed in Greenwich Village: Music That Defined a Generation, a feature-length documentary about the Greenwich Village music scene, which was issued on DVD in November.

Richard Barone at Carnegie Hall, New York City, October 1, 2008

Richard Barone

American rock musician who first gained attention as frontman for the Bongos.

American rock musician who first gained attention as frontman for the Bongos.

Richard Barone at Carnegie Hall, New York City, October 1, 2008
Tony Visconti and Richard Barone in the studio, circa 2000.
Richard Barone (right) with Moby in the studio mixing the Bongos in 2006. Photo by Brian T. Silak.
Matthew Billy and Richard Barone on the set of the "Hey, Can I Sleep On Your Futon?" video in April 2012.
Al Jardine and Richard Barone recording Pete Seeger's "If I Had A Hammer (The Hammer Song)" in June 2013.
Richard Barone advocates for the Music Modernization Act (MMA), speaking here with Senator Patrick Leahy in April 2018, Washington D.C.

It was Tiny Tim who first suggested to Barone that he should live in Greenwich Village, where Tim himself had gotten his start.

Waverly Place as the northern boundary of Washington Square Park

Waverly Place

Waverly Place as the northern boundary of Washington Square Park

Waverly Place is a narrow street in the Greenwich Village section of the New York City borough of Manhattan, that runs from Bank Street to Broadway.

De Niro in May 2016

Robert De Niro

American actor, producer, and director.

American actor, producer, and director.

De Niro in May 2016
De Niro and Dominique Sanda play a married couple in the film 1900
De Niro and Sergio Leone on the set of Once Upon a Time in America
De Niro at the Deauville Film Festival, 1988
De Niro at the Venice Film Festival, 1993
De Niro in 1998
De Niro at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, 2008
De Niro at the Cannes Film Festival, 2011
De Niro with Michelle Obama, Mel Brooks, Dave Brubeck, Grace Bumbry, Bruce Springsteen, and Barack Obama in December 2009
De Niro with Grace Hightower in April 2012

He was raised by his mother in the Greenwich Village and Little Italy neighborhoods of Manhattan.

Shops on east side of Greenwich Avenue

Greenwich Avenue

Shops on east side of Greenwich Avenue
One Jackson Square at 122 Greenwich Avenue

Greenwich Avenue, formerly Greenwich Lane, is a southeast-northwest avenue located in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City.

Stonewall Inn the day after President Obama's dedication on June 24, 2016

Stonewall National Monument

Stonewall Inn the day after President Obama's dedication on June 24, 2016
Christopher Park entrance
Stonewall National Monument sign at the entrance to Christopher Park

Stonewall National Monument is a 7.7 acre U.S. National Monument in the West Village neighborhood of Greenwich Village in Lower Manhattan, New York City.

Art Garfunkel (left) and Paul Simon
performing in Dublin, 1982

Simon & Garfunkel

American folk rock duo consisting of singer-songwriter Paul Simon and singer Art Garfunkel.

American folk rock duo consisting of singer-songwriter Paul Simon and singer Art Garfunkel.

Art Garfunkel (left) and Paul Simon
performing in Dublin, 1982
1957 publicity photo of Simon & Garfunkel as Tom & Jerry
Simon & Garfunkel at Schiphol Airport, the Netherlands, in 1966
The group performing in the Netherlands in 1982
The duo at the 2010 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival

According to Pitchfork, though Simon & Garfunkel were a highly regarded folk act "distinguished by their intuitive harmonies and Paul Simon's articulate songwriting", they were more conservative than the folk music revivalists of Greenwich Village.

Sebastian performing in concert in East Lansing, Michigan, August 1970

John Sebastian

American singer-songwriter, guitarist and harmonicist.

American singer-songwriter, guitarist and harmonicist.

Sebastian performing in concert in East Lansing, Michigan, August 1970
Performing at the Woodstock Reunion 1979 at Parr Meadows in Ridge, New York
Sebastian (right) with David Grisman, 2009
Sebastian performing at the Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center in Old Saybrook, Connecticut, November 27, 2011

Sebastian was born in New York City and grew up in Italy and Greenwich Village.

Left to right: Paul Stookey, Peter Yarrow, and Mary Travers, c. 1968

Peter, Paul and Mary

American folk group formed in New York City in 1961, during the American folk music revival phenomenon.

American folk group formed in New York City in 1961, during the American folk music revival phenomenon.

Left to right: Paul Stookey, Peter Yarrow, and Mary Travers, c. 1968
The trio performing at the 1963 Civil Rights March on Washington, D.C.
Peter, Paul and Mary in 2006

After rehearsing Yarrow, Stookey and Travers out of town in Boston and Miami, Grossman booked them into The Bitter End, a coffee house, nightclub and popular folk music venue in New York City's Greenwich Village.

Gay liberation demonstration in 1970

Gay liberation

Social and political movement of the late 1960s through the mid-1980s that urged lesbians and gay men to engage in radical direct action, and to counter societal shame with gay pride.

Social and political movement of the late 1960s through the mid-1980s that urged lesbians and gay men to engage in radical direct action, and to counter societal shame with gay pride.

Gay liberation demonstration in 1970
Lower-case lambda, first used in 1970 as a symbol representing gay rights
Members of the Gay Liberation Front (GLF) during one of its street theatre performances in London
Two members of the anticapitalist Homosexual Liberation Front (Spanish: Frente de Liberación Homosexual, FLH) from Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 1971

The Stonewall Inn in the gay village of Greenwich Village, Manhattan, New York City, was the site of the June 1969 Stonewall riots, and became the cradle of the modern LGBT rights movement, and the subsequent gay liberation movement.