Sunday, August 3

South Village


127-131 MacDougal - South Village National Register
Wikipedia - "The South Village is a largely residential area in Lower Manhattan in New York City, directly below Washington Square Park. Known for its immigrant heritage and Bohemian history, the South Village overlaps areas of Greenwich Village and SoHo. The architecture of the South Village is primarily tenement-style apartment buildings, indicative of the area's history as an enclave for Italian-American immigrants and working-class residents of New York. ... By the 1920s, however, as the Village had fallen out of fashion with New York’s patricians, artists, bohemians, and radical thinkers began to populate the area, and the institutions which served them, such as jazz clubs and speakeasies became commonplace throughout the area. By the 1950s and 60s, many of these had become coffeehouses and folk clubs for hippies, beatniks, and artists. These South Village establishments were frequented by some of the most significant players in these cultural movements, including Bob Dylan, Jack Kerouac, James Agee, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Sam Shepard and Jackson Pollock."
Wikipedia
NY Times: After 2 Years, a Meeting on Village Landmarks
South Village Historic District
Part of Greenwich Village made New York’s newest historic district
YouTube: Greenwich Village Sunday - 1960

2011 July: East Village, 2011 February: Greenwich Village, 2009 May: Washington Square Park.

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