Words matter. These are the best Greenwich Village Quotes from famous people such as Weegee, Ethan Coen, Steve Forbert, Yancy Butler, Jay McInerney, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
This is unexposed film of Greenwich Village because nothing ever happens there.
Dave Van Ronk, for those who don’t know him – probably most don’t know – was a folk singer. He’s kind of the biggest person on the scene in 1961 in the folk revival in Greenwich Village, biggest person on the scene until Bob Dylan showed up.
So I played the acoustic guitar and harmonica and stomped my foot and I think I was right in assuming that Greenwich Village would be the best place to perform my own material and possibly get some attention, move on to making records and all.
I grew up in Greenwich Village. Dad was friends with John Lennon and Yoko Ono.
You know, Greenwich Village was the traditional bohemia of New York. I wish I could say that was entirely true now. It’s, uh… changed. It’s now got, God help us, investment bankers and journalists, but it’s still a very beautiful part of New York.
When I was 18, I lived in Greenwich Village, New York, for nine months. At that time, I wanted to change the world, not through architecture, but through painting. I lived the artist’s life, mingling with poets and writers, and working as a waiter. I was intrigued by the aliveness of the city.
My background did not start with the East Side; it started with Greenwich Village, which is West Side.
My father took me back home, back to Greenwich Village, and he thought by taking me out of the orphanage he’d be out of the World War too. But no way – they got him anyway. He went in the Navy and then I lived on the streets.
We had been reading about these beatniks who hung out or lived in Greenwich Village, and we wanted to find out what a ‘beatnik’ was, and so a friend and I went right to the source. What we learned, of course, was that beatniks were mostly artists.
I always got a kick out of it when they called it the California Sound because it really came out of Liverpool and Greenwich Village.
I wanted to open up a stand to sell dried fruit and beef jerky where we lived in Greenwich Village. I was 8 years old. I had been flipping through TV channels and got mesmerized by this infomercial for a food dehydrator.
Now, twenty years old, I come out and I go back to Greenwich Village. Now, of course, I’m a wealthy man.
But in my imagination this whole thing developed and I started mixing up old folk songs with the Beatles beat and taking them down to Greenwich Village and playing them for the people there.
I never even went to Jekyll & Hyde’s restaurant. I loved the Greenwich Village Halloween Parade, though.