Our Greenwich Village history week continues with this very nice one minute clip of color footage of the Village in the 1940s. We are in three locations–Washington Square North, MacDougal Alley and Eighth Street which, as you’ll see in this footage, was once lined with artists peddling their wares. (It’s now one of the Village’s lousiest blocks filled with outlet stores, vape shops etc.) The narrator gives us the usual Village history–did one person write the same monologue for everyone to deliver in every film ever made about the neighborhood?–and the clip is clearly part of a larger film which I have no knowledge of, nor the time to research it as my car is waiting in the garage across the street and I’ll get charged for an extra day if I don’t stop writing this right now.


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