Greenwich Village – Greenwich Village – The Green Village

God tempers the wind to the shorn lamb down Greenwich ways THOMAS JANVIBR. DID you know that ” Greenwich Village” is tautology? That region known affectionately as ” Our Village ” is Greenwich, pure and simple, and here is the ” why ” of that statement. The word wich is derived from the Saxon wick, […]

Greenwich Village – Greenwich Village – The Gallant Career Of Sir Peter Warren

Affection with truth must say That, deservedly esteemed in private life, And universally renowned for his public conduct, The judicial and gallant Officer Possessed all the amiable qualities of the Friend, the Gentleman, and the Christian. —From the epitaph written for Sir Peter’s tomb in Westminster Abbey by Dr. Samuel Johnson. THE sea has always […]

Greenwich Village – Greenwich Village – The Story Of Richmond Hill

If  my days of fancy and romance were not past, I could find here an ample field for indulgence !—ABIGAIL ADAMS, writing from Richmond Hill House, in 1783. I HAD left dear St. John’s,—for this time my pilgrim feet were turned a bit northward to a shrine of romance rather than religion. I meandered along […]

Greenwich Village – Greenwich Village – Tom Paine, Infidel

These are the times that try men’s souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. . . I have as little superstition in me as any man living; but […]

Greenwich Village – Greenwich Village – Pages Of Romance

In the resolute spirit of another Andor Andorra, the Village of Greenwich maintains its independence in the very midst of the city of New York—submitting to no more of a compromise in the matter of its autonomy than is evolved in the Procrustean sort of splicing which has hitched fast the extremities of its tangled […]

Greenwich Village – Greenwich Village – Restaurants, And The Magic Door

What scenes in fiction cling more persistently in the memory than those that deal with the satisfying of man’s appetite? Who ever heard of a dyspeptic hero? Are not your favorites beyond the Magic Door all good trenchermen ? -ARTHUR BARTLETT MAURICE. IT was O. Henry, I believe, who spoke of restaurants as ” literary […]

Greenwich Village – Greenwich Village – Villagers

Although the serious affairs of life are met as conscientiously by the man or woman who has the real spirit of the Village, nevertheless each of them assuredly shows less of that sordidness and mad desire for money so prevalent throughout the land… . The real villager’s life is better balanced. He produces written words […]

Greenwich Village – Greenwich Village – The History Of A City Square

I know not whether it is owing to the tenderness of early association, but this portion of New York appears to many persons the most delectable. It has a kind of established repose which is not of frequent occurrence in other quarters of the long, shrill city; it has a riper, richer,. more honorable look […]

Greenwich Village – Greenwich Village – And Then More Villagers

A meeting place for the few who are struggling ever and ever for an art that will be truly American. An art that is not hidebound by the deadening influences of a decadent Europe, or the result of intellectual theories evolved by those whose only pleasure in existence is to create laws for others to […]