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 ...

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The Free & Independent Republic of Greenwich Village

The Free & Independent Republic of Greenwich Village

The Free & Independent Republic of Greenwich Village…it almost happened! 102 years ago today on January 23rd, 1917 six artists including Gertrude Dick, John Sloan and Marcel Duchamp covertly made their way past a patrol man and entered the side door of Washington Square Arch where they scaled the 110 steps to the top!