What is Greenwich Village?

  • (noun): A mainly residential district of Manhattan; 'the Village' became a home for many writers and artists in the 20th century.
    Synonyms: Village

Greenwich Village

Greenwich Village, often referred to in New York as simply "the Village", is a largely residential neighborhood on the west side of Lower Manhattan in New York City. A large majority of the district is home to upper middle class families. Greenwich Village, however, was known in the late 19th to mid 20th centuries as an artists' haven, the bohemian capital, and the East Coast birthplace of the Beat movement. What provided the initial attractive character of the community eventually contributed to its gentrification and commercialization.

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Sonny's Blues - Plot Summary
... Instead, he is going over to Greenwich Village, and hanging with his jazz friends (and most likely doing drugs) ... house, and asks the narrator if he wants to come and watch him play in Greenwich Village, and the narrator, unsure, somewhat begrudgingly agrees to go ... They go to the jazz club in Greenwich Village ...
Village People - History - 1977–1979
... Willis agreed to sing on the first album, Village People ... As Village People's popularity grew, Morali, Belolo and Willis saw the need for a permanent "group." They took out an ad in a music trade magazine which read "Macho ... Likewise, Gypsy Lane (the Village People band) and their conductor, Horace Ott, provided much of the musical arrangements for Morali, who did not play any ...
Songs From An Unmarried Housewife And Mother, Greenwich Village, USA - Track Listing
... Group Albums "Holy Smokes" " Songs from an Unmarried Housewife and Mother, Greenwich Village, USA " ...
Ann Bannon - Writing Career - Background
... Bannon visited Meaker and was introduced to Greenwich Village, which made a significant impression on Bannon she called it "Emerald City, Wonderland, and ... in Philadelphia and took trips into New York City to visit Greenwich Village and stayed with friends ... She said of the women she saw in Greenwich Village, "I wanted to be one of them, to speak to other women, if only in print ...
Greenwich Village - Notable Residents
... Greenwich Village has long been a popular neighborhood for numerous artists and other notable people ... Further information CategoryPeople from Greenwich Village, New York ...

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    Strange now to think of you, gone without corsets and eyes while I
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