Museum Holiday Schedule

The New-York Historical Society Museum will be open Wednesday, December 24, 10am-3pm and will reopen Friday, December 26, 10am-8pm. For details, please visit our calendar.

When Did Greenwich Village Become an Outpost for Writers and Artists? Why Was This an Attractive Area for Them?

 As early as 1830, artists were attracted to Greenwich Village for its picturesque streets and architecture. Because of its unplanned layout and narrow streets, many artists compared it to Europe. Additionally, in 1831 NYU was built in the area. In the twentieth century, affordable housing, a blend of cultures and a reputation for acceptance brought a new generation of artists.

Creative: Tronvig Group