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Greenwich Village

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Greenwich Village

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Category: Environment (300)

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Countries: United States (84%), (8%), Italy (2%)

Main connections: New York University, City, Rats in New York City

Linked to: New York University, New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture, The New School, Whitney Museum of American Art




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In the 1630s, Governor Wouter van Twiller farmed tobacco on here at his "Farm in the Woods" add something


The English conquered the Dutch settlement of New Netherland in 1664, and Greenwich Village developed as a hamlet separate from the larger New York City to the south on land that would eventually become Lower Manhattan add something


The earliest known reference to the village's name as "Greenwich" dates back to 1696, in the will of Yellis Mandeville of Greenwich; however, the village was not mentioned in the city records until 1713 add something


Sir Peter Warren began accumulating land in 1731 and built a frame house capacious enough to hold a sitting of the Assembly when smallpox rendered the city dangerous in 1739 add something


The future site of Washington Square was a potter's field from 1797 to 1823 when 10 to 20,000 of New York's poor were buried here, and still remain add something


Alexander Hamilton - David Hosack to William Coleman, August 17, 1804 and taken to the Greenwich Village home of his friend William Bayard Jr., who had been waiting on the dock


Thomas Paine - Paine died at the age of 72, at 59 Grove Street in Greenwich Village, New York City on the morning of June 8, 1809


When the Church of St. Luke in the Fields was founded in 1820 it stood in fields south of the road that led from Greenwich Lane down to a landing on the North River add something


By 1821, the prison, which was designed for 432 inmates, held 817 instead, a number made possible only by the frequent release of prisoners, sometimes as many as 50 a day add something


In 1822, a yellow fever epidemic in New York encouraged residents to flee to the healthier air of Greenwich Village, and afterwards many stayed add something


Since the 1830s, New York University has had a campus there add something


The handsome Greek revival rowhouses on the north side of Washington Square were built about 1832, establishing the fashion of Washington Square and lower Fifth Avenue for decades to come add something


John Taylor Johnston - He was born and grew up in Greenwich Village, and in 1839 graduated from New York University, an institution founded by his father and several other civic-minded New Yorkers


Soon after its completion in 1857, the building helped to make Greenwich Village central to the arts in New York City, drawing artists from all over the country to work, exhibit, and sell their art add something


Cooper Union, one of the most selective engineering, art, and architecture schools in the U.S., is located in the East Village, and has been located there since it was established in 1859 add something


Opened during the 1880s and originally located at 11th Street and University Place, called the Hotel St. Stephan and after 1902, called the Hotel Albert while under the ownership of William Ryder it served as a meeting place, restaurant and dwelling for several important artists and writers from the late 19th century well into the 20th century add something


After 1902, the owner's brother Albert Pinkham Ryder lived and painted there add something


Alan Seeger - After graduating in 1910, he moved to Greenwich Village for two years, where he wrote poetry and enjoyed the life of a young bohemian


Eugene O'Neill - During the 1910s O'Neill was a regular on the Greenwich Village literary scene, where he befriended many radicals, most notably Communist Labor Party founder John Reed


Djuna Barnes - Greenwich Village in the 1910s was known for its atmosphere of sexual as well as intellectual freedom


Mark Raymond Harrington - In 1912, Harrington met Mabel Dodge Luhan and introduced her and a group of friends to peyote during an impromptu "ceremony" at her apartment in Greenwich Village


Willa Cather - From 1913 to 1927, Cather and Lewis lived at No. 5 Bank Street in Greenwich Village


Floyd Dell - Relocating to New York in 1913, Dell became managing editor of Max Eastman's radical magazine "The Masses", and a leader of the pre-war bohemian community in Greenwich Village


In one of the many Manhattan properties that Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney and her husband owned, Gertrude Whitney established the "Whitney Studio Club" at 8 West 8th Street as a facility where young artists could exhibit their works in 1914 add something


Nicholas Morello - In 1915, Brooklyn Camorra leader Pellegrino Morano began moving in on the Morello family's Manhattan territory of East Harlem and Greenwich Village after a Neapolitan ally of the Morello family, Goisue Gallucci was killed in East Harlem


Margaret Caroline Anderson - For a while, Anderson, Indiana and Heap published the magazine out of a ranch in Muir Woods, across the San Francisco Bay Area, before moving to New York's Greenwich Village in 1917


Rudolph Valentino - He returned for a visit in 1917, staying with friends in Greenwich Village, eventually settling in Bayside, Queens


Tanner Smith - He was the founder and leader of the Marginals, or "Irish Paddy Gang", which was active in Greenwich Village and along the Hudson River waterfront from around the turn of the 19th to 20th century until his murder in 1919


William Haines - With his father recovered and employed, Haines returned to New York City in 1919, settling into the burgeoning gay community of Greenwich Village


Nickolas Muray - By 1920, Muray had opened a portrait studio at his home in Greenwich Village, while still working at his union job as an engraver


Marion Jones Farquhar - From 1920 until 1961, Marion Jones Farquhar lived in Greenwich Village, where she was well known as a violinist and voice coach


Aleister Crowley - Soon after moving from West 9th St. in Greenwich Village, New York City, to Palermo, Sicily with their newborn daughter Anne Leah , Crowley, along with Leah Hirsig, founded the Abbey of Thelema in Cefal├╣ on 14 April 1920, the day the lease for the villa Santa Barbara was signed by Sir Alastor de Kerval and Contessa Lea Harcourt


Mark Hellinger - In 1921, Hellinger began working as a waiter and cashier at a Greenwich Village night club in order to meet theatre people


Katharine Hepburn - On April 3, 1921, while visiting friends in Greenwich Village, Hepburn discovered the body of her older brother Tom, whom she adored, dead from an apparent suicide


In 1924, the Cherry Lane Theatre was established add something


Marcel Duchamp - From 1925 he often traveled between France and the United States, and made New York's Greenwich Village his home in 1942.


James Thurber - In 1925, he moved to Greenwich Village in New York City, getting a job as a reporter for the "New York Evening Post"


William Lindsay Gresham - Upon graduating from Erasmus Hall High School in Brooklyn in 1926, Gresham drifted from job to job, and worked as a folk singer in Greenwich Village


Gamel Woolsey - In 1927, while living in Patchin Place, Greenwich Village, she met the writer John Cowper Powys and, through him, his brother Llewelyn and his wife, Alyse Gregory


Henry Roth - Roth lived there until 1927, when, as a senior at City College of New York, he moved in with Eda Lou Walton, a poet and New York University instructor who lived on Morton Street in Greenwich Village


Thelma Wood - When Wood moved to Greenwich Village in New York City in 1928, Metcalf followed


Vera Caspary - While living in Greenwich village she was inspired to write "The White Girl", published in January 1929


By the 1930s the place would evolve to become her greatest legacy, the Whitney Museum of American Art, on the site of today's New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture add something


Djuna Barnes - In the 1930s she told Antonia White that "she had no feeling of guilt whatever about sex, about going to bed with any man or woman she wanted"; correspondence indicates that by the time she was 21 her family was well aware of her bisexuality, and she had a number of affairs with both men and women during her Greenwich Village years


The Whitney was founded in 1931, as an answer to the Museum of Modern Art, founded 1928, and its collection of mostly European modernism and its neglect of American Art add something


Oliver La Farge - After La Farge and Matthews divorced in 1935, Oliver Albee changed his name to Peter La Farge and became a Greenwich Village folksinger with five Folkways Records albums


In 1936, the renowned Abstract Expressionist artist and teacher Hans Hofmann moved his art school from E. 57th Street to 52 West 9th Street add something


Jack Cole (artist) - In 1936, having married childhood sweetheart Dorothy Mahoney soon after graduating high school, Cole moved with his wife to New York City's Greenwich Village


Pee Wee Russell - He worked with various bandleaders (including Louis_Prima) before beginning a series of residences at the famous jazz club "Nick's" in Greenwich Village, Manhattan, in 1937.


In 1938, Hofmann moved again to a more permanent home at 52 West 8th Street add something


During the 1940s The Living Theatre, Theatre of the Absurd, and the Downtown Theater movement all took root there, and it developed a reputation as a place where aspiring playwrights and emerging voices could showcase their work add something


Conrad Marca-Relli - During the late 1940s and early 1950s, he was actively involved in the avant-garde art world in Greenwich Village


James Agee - James Agee began living in Greenwich Village with Mia Fritsch, whom he married in 1946


Joseph Krumgold - He married Helen Litwin in 1947; they had one son, Adam, and lived in Greenwich Village, and Hope, New Jersey


Alexander Scourby - Scourby was one of the founders of New Stages, a drama company that went into operation in a small theater on Bleecker Street in Greenwich Village, New York City in the 1947-48 season


On January 8, 1947, stevedore Andy Hintz was shot to death by hitmen John M. Dunn, Andrew Sheridan and Danny Gentile in front of his apartment add something


Roy Andries De Groot - In 1948, he married the British actress Katherine Hynes and they lived in a house on Bleecker Street in New York's Greenwich Village with his seeing-eye dog companion, Atena


Sylvia Syms (singer) - In 1948, performing at the Cinderella Club in Greenwich Village, she was seen by Mae West, who gave her a part in a show she was doing


Notable performers there included among others: Pearl Bailey, Count Basie, Nat King Cole, John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Ella Fitzgerald, Coleman Hawkins, Billie Holiday, Lena Horne, Burl Ives, Lead Belly, Anita O'Day, Charlie Parker, Les Paul and Mary Ford, Paul Robeson, Kay Starr, Art Tatum, Sarah Vaughan, Dinah Washington, Josh White, Teddy Wilson, Lester Young, and The Weavers, who in Christmas 1949, played at the Village Vanguard add something


Pete Seeger - In 1949 Pete Seeger worked as the Vocal Instructor for the progressive City and Country School in Greenwich Village, New York


Dozens of other cultural and popular icons got their start in the Village's nightclub, theater, and coffeehouse scene during the 1950s, 1960s, and early 1970s add something


The Greenwich Village of the 1950s and 1960s was at the center of Jane Jacobs's book "The Death and Life of Great American Cities", which defended it and similar communities, while criticizing common urban renewal policies of the time add something


The Village again became important to the bohemian scene during the 1950s, when the Beat Generation focused their energies there add something


Jack Micheline - He moved to Greenwich Village in the 1950s, where he became a street poet, drawing on Harlem blues and jazz rhythms and the cadence of word music


Terry Southern - Part of the Paris postwar literary movement in the 1950s and a companion to Beat writers in Greenwich Village, Southern was at the center of Swinging London in the 1960s and helped to change the style and substance of American films in the 1970s


Terry Southern - In 1953 Southern and Gadiot returned to the US and settled in Greenwich Village in New York City


Jerry Herman - It opened at the Theatre de Lys in Greenwich Village on October 18, 1954, and ran for 48 performances


Dave Frishberg - After graduating from the University of Minnesota as a journalism major in 1955, Frishberg spent two years in the Air Force, moved to New York where he played solo piano at the Duplex in Greenwich Village


Lucille Lortel - In 1955, eight years after Ms. Lortel started producing at the White Barn, Mr. Schweitzer presented his wife with the Theatre De Lys at 121 Christopher Street in Greenwich Village as a 24th wedding anniversary present


"Encyclopaedia Britannica"'s 1956 article on "New York " states that the southern border of the Village is Spring Street, reflecting an earlier understanding add something


Peter Falk - In 1956, he left his job with the Budget Bureau and moved to Greenwich Village to pursue an acting career


Dave Frishberg - In 1957, Frishberg moved to New York City, where he played solo piano at the Duplex in Greenwich Village


Off-Off-Broadway began in Greenwich Village in 1958 as a reaction to Off Broadway, and a "complete rejection of commercial theatre" add something


The school remained active until 1958 when Hofmann retired from teaching add something


Greenwich Village played a major role in the development of the folk music scene of the 1960s add something


The implication is telling of the Village's reputation in the New York of the 1960s before mass gentrification when it was perceived as lowly and beneath upper class society add something


Paul Clayton (folksinger) - Clayton became a prominent figure in the Greenwich Village folk scene in New York City during the early 1960s


Peter Tork - He attended Carleton College before he moved to New York City, where he became part of the folk music scene in Greenwich Village during the first half of the 1960s


Jay Ungar - He frequented Greenwich Village music venues during his formative period in the 1960s


Carolyn Hester - Hester was one of many young Greenwich Village singers who rode the crest of the 1960s folk music wave


Harlan Ellison - In 1960, he returned to New York, living at 95 Christopher Street in Greenwich Village


Billy Roberts - In the early 1960s he went to New York's Greenwich Village where he busked on the street and played in coffeehouses


Eric Andersen - In the early 1960s, Eric Andersen was part of the Greenwich Village folk scene in New York


Sheila Jordan - In the early 1960s, she had gigs and sessions in the Page Three Club in Greenwich Village, where she was performing with pianist Herbie Nichols, and was working in different clubs and bars in New York


Linda Solomon - Living at 95 Christopher Street in Greenwich Village during the early 1960s, she became a columnist for "The Village Voice", capturing Village night life in club reviews for the weekly "Riffs" column


Tom Paxton - Of the songwriters on the Greenwich Village scene of the 1960s, Dave Van Ronk said, "Dylan is usually cited as the founder of the new song movement, and he certainly became its most visible standard-bearer, but the person who started the whole thing was Tom Paxton


Tom Paxton - While attending the Clerk Typist School in Fort Dix, New Jersey, he began writing songs on his typewriter and spent almost every weekend visiting Greenwich Village in New York City during the emerging early 1960s folk revival


Woody Allen - In 1961, he started a new career as a stand-up comedian, debuting in a Greenwich Village club called the Duplex.


David Shire - Their first off-Broadway show, "The Sap of Life", was produced in 1961 at One Sheridan Square Theater in Greenwich Village


Bob Dylan - From February 1961, Dylan played at various clubs around Greenwich Village


Sara Dylan - According to her then-stepson Peter Lownds, Sara met Dylan in Greenwich Village in late 1962 while driving around the Village in her MG sports car


Mary Walker Phillips - Born in Fresno, California, California, she earned an MFA at the Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan and in 1962 moved to Greenwich Village, New York City


Jim Glover - In 1962, Phil Ochs moved in with Jim and Jean when he was first starting his musical career in Greenwich Village


Elliott Randall - He attended New York City's High School of Music & Art and was classmates with Laura Nyro and Michael Kamen and in 1963, as a sixteen-year-old, Randall met Richie Havens in Greenwich Village and began gigging


Ed Koch - In 1963, Koch defeated DeSapio for the position of Democratic Party leader for the district which included Greenwich Village, and Koch won again in a 1965 rematch


Brian De Palma - The film, which was co-directed with Leach and producer Cynthia Munroe, had been shot in 1963 but remained unreleased until 1969, when De Palma's star had risen sufficiently within the Greenwich Village filmmaking scene.


Cass Elliot - In 1964 the group appeared on an "open mike" night at The Bitter End Cafe in Greenwich Village, billed as "Cass Elliot and the Big 3", followed onstage by bluegrass banjoist Eric Weissberg and folksinger Jim Fosso


Lenny Bruce - In April 1964, he appeared twice at the Cafe Au Go Go in Greenwich Village, with undercover police detectives in the audience


The school officially opened September 23, 1964, it is still currently active and it is housed at 8 W. 8th Street, the site of the original Whitney Museum of American Art add something


Shortly after the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission was established in 1965, the LPC acted to protect parts of Greenwich Village, designating the small Charlton-King-Vandam Historic District in 1966, which contains the city's largest concentration of row houses in the Federal style, as well as a significant concentration of Greek Revival houses, and the even smaller MacDougal-Sullivan Gardens Historic District in 1967, a group of 22 houses sharing a common back garden, built in the Greek Revival style and later renovated with Colonial Revival facades add something


Jackson Browne - After moving to Greenwich Village, New York, in early 1966, Browne joined the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, performing at the Golden Bear where they opened for The Lovin' Spoonful


Jackson Browne - He spent the remainder of 1967 and 1968 in Greenwich Village, New York, where he backed Tim Buckley and German singer Nico of the Velvet Underground


Jake Holmes - Page, while on tour with the Yardbirds in 1967, saw Holmes perform the song in Greenwich Village


Jimi Hendrix - In 1968, Hendrix and Jeffery had invested jointly in the purchase of the Generation Club in Greenwich Village


Patty Duke - Duke starred in "Me, Natalie," a 1969 film in which she played an "ugly duckling" Brooklyn teenager struggling to make a life for herself in the Bohemian world in Greenwich Village


Vasant Rai - From 1969 to 1985 he conducted the Alam School of Music in The Greenwich Village


Vasant Rai - Rai had been coming to the United States since his teen years but finally settled in New York City in 1969 and lived mainly in the Greenwich Village area and for a short time at the Chelsea Hotel when he was not touring


The Stonewall riots were a series of spontaneous, violent demonstrations by members of the gay community against a police raid that took place in the early morning hours of June 28, 1969, at the Stonewall Inn, 53 Christopher Street add something


Larry Campbell (musician) - During the 1970s and 1980s, Campbell performed regularly on New York City's burgeoning Country Music scene, at well-known venues such as Greenwich Village's legendary Lone Star Cafe, City Limits, The Rodeo Bar, and O'Lunney's, near the United Nations


Dustin Hoffman - In 1970, Hoffman and Byrne were living in Greenwich Village in a building next door to the townhouse destroyed by members of the Weathermen when they detonated a bomb in the building's basement, killing three people.


Carolyne Mas - Mas broke out of the Greenwich Village music scene boom of the late 1970s, along with other artists such as Steve Forbert, The Roches, and Willie Nile


New York University - Since the late 1970s, the central part of NYU has been its Washington Square campus in the heart of Greenwich Village


Matthew Wilder - Wilder was one-half of the Greenwich Village folk group Matthew & Peter in the 1970s


On March 6, 1970, however, their safehouse was destroyed when an explosive they were constructing was accidentally detonated, killing three Weathermen add something


Bob Dylan - Between March 16 and 19, 1971, Dylan reserved three days at Blue Rock Studios, a small studio in New York's Greenwich Village


John Lennon - They first lived in the St. Regis Hotel on 5th Avenue, East 55th Street, moved to a street-level flat at 105 Bank Street, Greenwich Village, on 16 October 1971


In 1973 NYU moved its campus in the University Heights section of the West Bronx to Greenwich Village add something


The annual Greenwich Village ! Halloween Parade, initiated in 1974 by Greenwich Village puppeteer and mask maker Ralph Lee, is the world's largest Halloween parade and America's only major nighttime parade, attracting more than 60,000 costumed participants, 2 million in-person spectators, and a worldwide television audience of over 100 million add something


Since 1975, New York University's art collection has been housed at the Grey Art Gallery bordering Washington Square Park, at 100 Washington Square East add something


In 1976 Yeshiva University established the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in the northern part of Greenwich Village add something


William Targ - After retiring from Putnam in 1978, he founded Targ Editions, a one-man operation he ran from his home in Greenwich Village


Alberta Hunter - In 1978, at the suggestion of Charles Bourgeois, restaurateur Barney Josephson offered Hunter a limited engagement at his Greenwich Village club, The Cookery


In the 1980s Hebrew Union College was built in Greenwich Village add something


The university campus building expansion was followed by a gentrification process in the 1980s add something


Gil Evans - In April 1983, the Gil Evans Orchestra was booked into the Sweet Basil jazz club by jazz producer and Sweet Basil owner Horst Liepolt.


Rod MacDonald - In addition to his work in Greenwich Village, he has written extensively of experiences on US Indian reservations and in Europe, living in Italy from 1989-1992


Advocates continued to pursue their goal of additional designation, spurred in particular by the increased pace of development in the 1990s add something


Rod MacDonald - After two decades in Greenwich Village, MacDonald moved to south Florida in 1995


Patricia Zipprodt - Zipprodt died of cancer on July 17, 1999 at her home in Greenwich Village


The New School, with its Parsons The New School for Design, a division of The New School, and the School's Graduate School expanded in the 2000s, with the newly renovated, award winning design of the Sheila C. Johnson Design Center at 66 Fifth Avenue on 13th Street add something


About 70 percent of the area proposed by GVSHP in 2000 was designated a historic district by the LPC in 2003, while the entire area was listed on the State and National Registers of Historic Places in 2007 add something


Since the early 2000s, many artists and local historians mourn the fact that the bohemian days of Greenwich Village are long gone, because of the extraordinarily high housing costs in the neighborhood add something


Patricia Broderick - Patricia Broderick died of cancer on November 18, 2003 at her home in Greenwich Village, aged 78


Both the Weehawken Street Historic District and the Greenwich Village Historic District Extension I were designated by the LPC in response to the larger proposal for a Far West Village Historic District submitted by GVSHP in 2004 add something


Suze Rotolo - In July 2004, she was interviewed in a documentary produced by New York PBS Channel 13 and "The New York Daily News"; in November 2004, she made an unannounced appearance at the Experience Music Project, on a panel discussing Dylan's early days in Greenwich Village


Maria Muldaur - During this time, she was part of the Greenwich Village scene that included Bob Dylan, and some of her recollections of the period, particularly with respect to Dylan, appear in Martin Scorsese's 2005 documentary film, "No Direction Home"


In 2006, the Village was the scene of an assault involving seven lesbians and a straight man that sparked appreciable media attention, with strong statements both defending and attacking the parties add something


Adrienne Shelly - On November 1, 2006, Shelley was murdered in her Greenwich Village work studio


In 2008, as part of a multi-stakeholder Community Task Force on NYU Development, the university agreed to a set of Planning Principles add something


Madeline Lee Gilford - Madeline Lee Gilford died on April 15, 2008, in her apartment in Greenwich Village, New York City , at the age of 84 from undisclosed causes


Christine Quinn - As of 2009, she still represents the council's third district, representing Chelsea, Greenwich Village, and Hell's Kitchen, as well as parts of SoHo and Murray Hill


Emma Stone - Stone moved from Los Angeles to Greenwich Village, New York City in 2009


Blossom Dearie - Dearie died "after a long illness" on February 7, 2009, at her apartment in Greenwich Village, New York City


Barbra Streisand - On September 26, 2009, Streisand performed a one-night-only show at the Village Vanguard in New York City's Greenwich Village


Val Avery - Avery died on December 12, 2009, aged 85, at his Greenwich Village home


Cara Buono - As of August 2010, Buono lives in New York City 's Greenwich Village with her husband, Ethos Water founder Peter Thum


California Institute of Technology - In December 2011, Caltech students went to New York and pulled a prank on Manhattan's Greenwich Village


As one press critic put it in 2013, For decades, New York University has waged architectural war on Greenwich Village add something


Rod MacDonald - His first novel, The Open Mike, about a young man in the open mike scene of Greenwich Village, was published on December 5, 2014, by Archway Publishing


In June 2015, the Stonewall Inn received official landmark status from the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission for its role in sparking the LGBT movement add something


On June 23, 2015, the Stonewall Inn was the first landmark in New York City to be recognized by the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission on the basis of its status in LGBT history, and on June 24, 2016, the Stonewall National Monument was named the first U.S. National Monument dedicated to the LGBTQ-rights movement add something


The entirety of Community District 2, which comprises Greenwich Village and SoHo, had 91,638 inhabitants as of NYC Health's 2018 Community Health Profile, with an average life expectancy of 85,8 years add something


The precinct saw 1 murder, 20 rapes, 153 robberies, 121 felony assaults, 163 burglaries, 1,031 grand larcenies, and 28 grand larcenies auto in 2018 add something