8th Street: Greenwich Village’s Once and Future Main Street

A Panel Discussion

Part One of our Small Business Series.

Historically, Eighth Street has been the heart of Greenwich Village, connecting East to West and providing a place for shopping, socializing, and artistic expression. More recently, it has become more well-known for its pantheon of shoe stores than its rich history. This panel will look back on Eighth Street’s history, discuss its current condition, and explore the possibilities for the future of the street, including a revitalization of the businesses and a reinvention of the area to once again make it the Village’s Main Street.

Avis Berman (author of The Rebels of Eighth Street), architectural historian Tony Hiss, director of the Village Alliance BID Honi Klein, and the Broadway Panhandler’s Norman Kornbleuth will explore the possibilities of Eighth Street as the Village’s once and future Main Street.

This event is co-sponsored by the Village Alliance Business Improvement District.

Thursday, October 8, 2009
6:30 pm

New York Studio School
8 West 8th Street (between 5th Avenue & MacDougal Street)
Free; reservations required