The place known as Greenwich Village is known for many things, great food, great entertainment, and is a wonderful hub of culture for New York City. Greenwich Village has been the backdrop and setting of many great films and cultural events as well. Iconic in nature, Greenwich Village has a distinct charm and quieter hub feeling in contrast to the other parts on New York City.
Over the years some of the greatest entertainers have gotten their start in the café’s and venues of Greenwich Village such as James Taylor, Joan Baez, Peter, Paul and Mary, Simon and Garfunkel, Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, Barbra Streisand, The Lovin' Spoonful, Jackson Browne, and Eric Andersen, just to name a few.
Today some of the greatest celebrities live in and around the quaint place they call "The Village". Including actresses/actors such as; Emma Stone, Julianne Moore, Jonathan Davies, Uma Thurman, Edward Norton, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Julia Roberts, Leontyne Price, Amy Sedaris, and other famous people such as Barbara Pierce Bush, daughter of former U.S. President George W. Bush. Other famous residents include American designer Marc Jacobs, feature writer Calvin Trillin, of The New Yorker Magazine, Alt-country/folk musician Steve Earle, CNN’s reporter Anderson Cooper, and Vogue editor Anna Wintour.
For those who have never been, some of New York’s greatest cultural experiences are found in the “Village”. It is a virtual shopping bonanza of a myriad of exotic shops, including an old fashioned record store. Yes the real LP type of vinyl records. The “Village” is filled with great café’s, pubs, and restaurants that cater to a wide audience of musical enthusiasts and diners who seek anything from unique to fine dining experiences.
Additionally, Greenwich Village has a wonderful park known as Washington Square Park. This is truly a special park where at any given time it has a parade of musicians, entertainers, painters and performers that are looking to make a start in the world of culture and entertainment while earning a small living off their craft.
Greenwich Village has become not only the home of celebrities it is also the home of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Annex as well as home to many other museums and playhouses. With its small village charm it has so much of a different feel than the rest of the New York City area.
Overall Greenwich Village is a unique and quaint stop in amidst the bustle of New York City. It is truly no wonder why so many famous people live and visit there everyday.