The Village—400 Years of Beats & Bohemians, Radicals & Rogues

A Book Talk by John Strausbaugh

Considered perhaps the most famous neighborhood in the world, Greenwich Village has been home to outcasts of diverse persuasions—from “half-free” Africans to working-class immigrants; from artists to politicians—for almost four hundred years. In his magisterial new book, cultural commentator John Strausbaugh weaves an absorbing narrative history of the Village, a tapestry that unrolls from its origins as a rural frontier of New Amsterdam in the 1600s through its long reign as America’s Left Bank in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, from its seat as the epicenter of the gay rights movement to its current status as a supremely desirable residential area. Join John Strausbaugh as he brings to life this diverse history. The Village: A History of Greenwich Village will be available for sale and signing.

Thursday, May 23, 2013
6:30 pm

Washington Square Institute, 41-51 East 11th Street, 4th Floor