from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A mainly residential section of lower Manhattan in New York City. Settled during colonial times, the area began to attract notice as an artists' and writers' community after 1910.
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- n. a mainly residential district of Manhattan; `the Village' became a home for many writers and artists in the 20th century
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Home Journal by magazines of adultery all compact - for the provocative baring of calf and scapula by women who regard it as immoral to take Benedictine with their coffee - for the peopling of Greenwich Village by oafs who think it a devilish adventure to victual in cellars, and read Krafft-Ebing, and stare at the corset-scarred nakedness of decadent cloak-models.
Around 10 P.M. the drapery man walked through Greenwich Village under huge trapezoids of bruise-purple clouds, lit from the perpetual glow of the city.
Georgetown was a little like Greenwich Village then, a little like Nome, and a little like Dodge City.
She used examples chiefly from Greenwich Village where she lived and also described older city neighborhoods such as Back-of-the-Yards in Chicago and the North End in Boston, as well as developments she had visited in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and Baltimore.
The Yippie! movement — only later in the year was the exclamation turned to acronym by inventing the name Youth International Party — was founded that New Year's Eve, according to the official though not entirely factual story, at a Greenwich Village party, the product — so said its founders, Abbie Hoffman and Jerry Rubin — of an evening of marijuana.
I really needed to meet Lee, an ex-bartender from Greenwich Village who voluntarily came to the jail to tell us stories about her own drunken debaucheries, and how she got sober.