New York is the city where aspiring artists head to. Doesn't matter if you're a painter, stage actor, musician — there's where your dreams take root. John Strausbaugh's The Village is a look back into Greenwich Village, the city's cultural hotspot. From the Dutch settlers and Washington Square patricians, to the Triangle Shirtwaist fire and Prohibition-era speakeasies; from Abstract Expressionism and beatniks, to Stonewall and AIDS, everything was birthed here.
With plenty of photographs, this 400 look back into the scene features lively, well-researched profiles of many of the people who made Greenwich Village famous, including Thomas Paine, Walt Whitman, Mark Twain, Margaret Sanger, Eugene O’Neill, Marcel Duchamp, Upton Sinclair, and of course Bob Dylan.