People

I have skimmed through websites and books on Greenwich Village to start a list of its prominent people. This is just to get you started and give you some sense of where you might look. Add more to the list if you come across good topics.

Activists and Radicals

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Hippolyte Havel

Eastman, Crystal [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crystal_Eastman]
Flynn, Elizabeth Gurley [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elizabeth_Gurley_Flynn]
Gayle, Margot [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Margot_Gayle]
Goldman, Emma [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emma_Goldman]
Hapgood, Hudson [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hutchins_Hapgood]
Havel, Hippolyte [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hippolyte_Havel]
Hayes, Shirley [http://www.nycgovparks.org/parks/washington-square-park/highlights/9763]
Hoffman, Abbie [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abbie_Hoffman]
Jacobs, Jane [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jane_Jacobs]
Riis, Jacob [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacob_Riis]
Roosevelt, Eleanor [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eleanor_Roosevelt]
Rodman, Henrietta [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henrietta_Rodman]
Sanger, Margaret [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Margaret_Sanger]
Simkowitch, Mary Kingsbury [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Kingsbury_Simkhovitch]
Stokes, Rose Pastor [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rose_Pastor_Stokes]
Weathermen, the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Weatherman_%28organization%29]

Actors and Performers and Theatre

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Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven

Anderson, John Murray [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Murray_Anderson]
Beck, Julian [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Julian_Beck]
Bruce, Lenny [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lenny_Bruce]
Cook, George Cram [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Cram_Cook]
Glaspell, Susan [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Susan_Glaspell]
Malina, Judith [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Judith_Malina]
Stewart, Ellen [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ellen_stewart]
Washington Square Players [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Washington_Square_Players]

Arts

Abbott, Berenice [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berenice_Abbott]
Andersen, Eric [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eric_Andersen]
Carhill, Holger [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holger_Cahill]
Chase, Wiliam Merritt [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Merritt_Chase]
deKooning, Willem [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DeKooning]
Demuth, Charles [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Demuth]
Duchamp, Marcel [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marcel_Duchamp]
Duncan, Isadora [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isadora_Duncan]
Hoffman, Hans [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hans_Hoffman]

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Stanford White

Homer, Winslow [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winslow_Homer]
Hopper, Edward [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_Hopper]
Hunt, William Morris [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Morris_Hunt]
Johnson, Eastman [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eastman_Johnson]
Kline, Franz [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Franz_Kline]
Leibovitz, Annie [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Annie_Leibovitz]
Matter, Mercedes [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mercedes_Matter]
Miller, Dorothy Canning [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dorothy_Canning_Miller]
Rogers, Lou [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lou_Rogers]
Saint-Gaudens, Augustus [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Augustus_Saint-Gaudens]
Sloan, John [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Sloan]
Strasberg, Lee [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lee_Strasberg]
von Freytag-Loringhosen, Elsa [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elsa_von_Freytag-Loringhoven]
Whitney, Gertrude Vanderbilt [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gertrude_Whitney]
White, Stanford [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stanford_White]

Business Leaders

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Albert Gallatin

Anderson, Margaret [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Margaret_Anderson]
Astor, John Jacob [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Jacob_Astor]
Cino, Joe [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Cino]
D'Lugoff, Art [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Art_D%27Lugoff]
Gallant, Barney [http://norman.hrc.utexas.edu/bookshopdoor/signature.cfm?item=126#1]
Holladay, Polly [https://ephemeralnewyork.wordpress.com/2008/06/23/pollys-macdougal-street-hangout/]
Johnston, John Taylor [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Taylor_Johnston]
Marchand, "Romany Marie" [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Romany_Marie]
Palmer, Alice
Vanderbilt, Cornelius [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cornelius_Vanderbilt]
Young, Izzy [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Izzy_Young]

Characters

Botta, Anne Lynch [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anne_Charlotte_Lynch_Botta]
Bruno, Guido [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guido_Bruno]
Clapp, Henry [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Clapp]
Gould, Joe [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Gould_%28Bohemian%29]
Luhan, Mabel Dodge [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mabel_Dodge_Luhan]

Education

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Leontyne Price

Beard, Charles A. [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Beard]
Cooper, Peter [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Cooper]
Dewey, John [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Dewey]
Gallatin, Albert [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albert_Gallatin]
Lee, Algernon [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Algernon_Lee]
Matthews, James M. [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_M._Matthews]
Robinson, James Harvey [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Harvey_Robinson]
Veblen, Thorsten [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thorstein_Veblen]

Music

Baez, Joan [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joan_Baez]
Browne, Jackson [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jackson_Browne]
Dylan, Bob [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob_Dylan]
Farina, Richard [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Farina]
Havens, Richie [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richie_Havens]
Hendrix, Jimi [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jimi_Hendrix]

Kingston Trio, the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kingston_Trio]
Mamas and the Papas, the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mamas_and_the_Papas]
Mitchell, Joni [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joni_Mitchell]
Muldaur, Maria [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maria_Muldaur]
Nyro, Laura [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laura_Nyro]

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The Village People

Ochs, Phil [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phil_Ochs]
Paxton, Tom [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_paxton]
Peter, Paul, and Mary [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter,_Paul_and_Mary]
Price, Leontyne [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leontyne_Price]
Simon and Garfunkel [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simon_%26_Garfunkel]
Simone, Nina [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nina_Simone]
Streisand, Barbra [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barbra_Streisand]
Taylor, James [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Taylor]
Velvet Underground, the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Velvet_Underground]
Village People, the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Village_people]
Weavers, the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Weavers]

Politics and Law

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George Templeton Strong

Allen, Stephen [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephen_Allen]
Darrow, Clarence [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clarence_Darrow]
Milholland, Inez [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inez_Milholland]
Paine, Thomas [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_paine]
Strong, George Templeton [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Templeton_Strong]
Van Twiler, Wouter [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wouter_van_Twiller]
Warren, Sir Peter [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sir_Peter_Warren]

Religious Leaders

Judson, Edward [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_Judson]

Writers, Poets, Playwrights

Baldwin, James [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Baldwin_%28writer%29]
Bodenheim, Max [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maxwell_Bodenheim]
Bourne, Randolph [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Randolph_Bourne]
Boyce, Neith [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neith_Boyce]
Burroughs, William [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Burroughs]
Cather, Willa [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Willa_Cather]
Cowley, Malcolm [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malcolm_Cowley]

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Edgar Allen Poe

Crane, Hart [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hart_Crane]
Cummings, E. E. [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/E._E._Cummings]
Day, Dorothy [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dorothy_Day]
Dell, Floyd [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Floyd_Dell]
Dos Passos, John [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Dos_Passos]
Dreiser, Theodore [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dreiser]
Eastman, Max [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Max_Eastman]
Ginsberg, Allen [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allen_Ginsberg]
Gold, Michael [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Gold]
Hammett, Dashiell [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dashiell_Hammett]
Heap, Jane [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jane_Heap]
Irwin, Inez Haynes [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inez_Haynes_Gilmore]
Kaleko, Mascha [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mascha_Kal%C3%A9ko]
James, Henry [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_james]
Kemp, Harry [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harry_Kemp]
Kerouac, Jack [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_kerouac]
McKay, Claude [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Claude_McKay]
McKuen, Rod [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rod_McKuen]
Melville, Herman [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herman_Melville]

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Walt Whitman

Millay, Edna St. Vincent [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edna_St._Vincent_Millay]
Moore, Marrianne [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marianne_Moore]
O'Neill, Eugene [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eugene_O%27Neill]
Poe, Edgar Allan [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edgar_Allan_Poe]
Reed, John [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Reed_%28journalist%29]
Steffens, Lincoln [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lincoln_Steffens]
Thomas, Dylan [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dylan_Thomas]
Twain, Mark [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_twain]
Van Vechten, Carl [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carl_Van_Vechten]
Whitman, Walt [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walt_whitman]
Wolfe, Thomas [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Wolfe]

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