History

The Moroccan Village - Lesbian Bars and the Mafia!

The Moroccan Village - Lesbian Bars and the Mafia!

As the U.S. was undergoing a “transition from a national war economy to an international consumer society”, Greenwich Village became popular for a new type of go-to-spot: lesbian bars and nightclubs run by the Mafia.

Arts & CultureHistory

Remembering Craig Rodwell

Remembering Craig Rodwell

Craig Rodwell's reports to the press about the Stonewall Riots has helped established the Riots as one of the turning-point events in the gay rights movement. Also, with creating the first bookstore dedicated to gay literature, Rodwell's activism around the Greenwich Village will always be remembered.

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Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera: The First-Ever Transgender Activists to Receive A Public-Permanent Monument

Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera: The First-Ever Transgender Activists to Receive A Public-Permanent Monument

For the fiftieth anniversary of the Stonewall rebellion, New York City will be honoring LGBTQ activists Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera with public monuments. They will become the first-ever Transgender activists to receive permanent-public monuments worldwide. The monument’s proposed location is at the Ruth Wittenberg Triangle, just a few blocks away from the scene of the Stonewall riots and emergence of the LGBTQ rights movement.

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Greenwich Village Free Walking Tours

Greenwich Village Free Walking Tours

The FREE Village Alliance Walking Tours return on June 1st! Discover the artistic, political and progressively social history of Greenwich Village and why it remains a cultural melting pot. The ‘Village’ has been, and remains a bohemian capitol, an artistic and literary center, hub of the modern LGBT movement and one of the birthplaces of the ‘Beat’ and 60’s counter culture movements.

History

Black History Month - Minetta

Black History Month - Minetta

Greenwich Village has a deep African American history and at one time was home to the largest African American population in New York City. Throughout Black History Month we'll be featuring some the buildings and places that figure prominently in the African American history of both New York City and the United States.

Minetta

From the mid-1800’s to late 1910’s Greenwich Village was home to New York City’s largest African-American community which centered around Minetta Lane, Minetta Street and Minetta Place, becoming known as “Little Africa”. The Village’s African-American roots actually stem back much further ...