Sunday, May 28

Greenwich Village Stories: A Collection of Memories (2012)

"'In an age of cities, there is just one village that is known by people the world over: Greenwich Village,' writes Vanity Fair editor Graydon Carter in Greenwich Village Stories: A Collection of Memories. Carter is one of 66 artists, writers, actors and others who reminisce about their time in the village in the new book by the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation. ... Contributors range from Mario Batali to Penny Arcade to Wynton Marsalis and the book also includes historical photos and other artworks. The photo on the cover of the book, taken by Robert Otter in 1965 at the corner of Bleecker and MacDougal Streets, remains a bit of a mystery...."
Greenwich Village Stories
A love letter to Greenwich Village by luminaries who have called it home
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