Profile for Greenwich Village, New York, NY
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Greenwich Village is a neighborhood of Manhattan
. Elevation is 20 feet.
Section of lower Manhattan, bounded by 14th Street, Houston Street, 4th Avenue and the Hudson River
Also known as The Village
The village developed as a fashionable residential area in the 1820s, when many people fled the yellow fever epidemics of the city.
In the early 1900s, the neighborhood became a center of cultural ferment. Literary magazines such as the Dial were published here, and photographer Alfred Stieglitz hung early Cubist works in his gallery.
The area experienced a literary renaissance after World War II. Several bars, notably the White Horse Tavern, became favorite hangouts for writers such as Norman Mailer, William Styron and Herman Wouk.
A 1911 fire at the Triangle Shirtwaist Co. killed 146 garment workers, many of them Jewish and Italian immigrant women.
The neighborhood's entry is marked by the white marble of the Washington Arch, designed by architect Stanford White
Filming location for:
· 1986 movie, "Hannah and Her Sisters"
· 1998 movie, "The Object of My Affection"
· 2007 movie, "No Reservations"
· 2007 movie, "Evening"
Well-known residents have included:
· Tim Robbins, actor and director
· Sherwood Anderson, writer
Local bands (past and present) have included Peter, Paul and Mary
Performing arts: Greenwich Village Orchestra
Public spaces: Washington Square
Colleges and universities:
New York University, Hebrew Union College
People in the Village traditionally take the notion of up and down town almost literally; it's still common to hear a dyed-in-the-wool Villager say, 'Whenever I try to go above 14th Street, I get the bends.'
-- Travels with Alice
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Neighborhood historic districts include Greenwich Village Historic District, MacDougal-Sullivan Gardens Historic District.
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“ People in the Village traditionally take the notion of up and down town almost literally; it's still common to hear a dyed-in-the-wool Villager say, 'Whenever I try to go above 14th Street, I get the bends.' ”
~ Travels with Alice
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