Tag: movies

Funny Face: ‘S Wonderful! ‘S Marvelous!

Funny Face, the iconic American romantic musical comedy directed by Stanley Donen and written by Leonard Gersche about a Greenwich Village bookworm transformed into the belle of the Paris fashion runways, was released on February 13, 1957. Fred Astaire, Audrey

Next Stop, Greenwich Village: 1953 Was a Good Year for Leaving Home

On February 4, 1976, the film Next Stop, Greenwich Village premiered. Many movies, television shows, and plays have taken place in the Village, displaying the unique characteristics of the neighborhood, but arguably, none epitomizes the nostalgia of Greenwich Village quite like Next

Checkmate! : Street Chess in the Village

Chess tables have been a staple of New York City public parks for decades. While the first ones appeared in parks during the 1940s, the popularity of “street chess” as it is known, came about beginning in the 1960s when

Historic Greenwich Village and Hollywood

Last night, GVSHP presented a free public program with James & Michelle Nevius, authors of the new book, “Footprints in New York”. James & Michelle are historians and tour guides who offer historic walking tours of many different New York

Summertime in Greenwich Village

Today, most New Yorkers are trudging through the snow and freezing rain, navigating those slushy street corners and not-yet-shoveled sidewalks. Yes, it’s another beautiful day! So as I look out the window at the snow-covered landscape, I think of how

Bleecker Street Cinema Closed

It was a sad day for cinephiles on September 6, 1990 when the Bleecker Street Cinema closed.  The beloved movie house was another casualty of the trends that had led to the demise of similar smaller cinemas – the ones