To say that there are numerous interesting neighborhoods in New York City would be an understatement. Greenwich Village is certainly no exception. Colloquially know as simply 'the Village', this quaint yet eclectic neighborhood is located on the west side of Lower Manhattan. Greenwich Village has been touted as an artist's haven. It is well-known as an important landmark for American bohemian culture as well as the cradle of the LGBT movement. With a history as colorful as its inhabitants, it was certainly an interesting stroll through the streets.
We started the day by heading west from our hotel to the High Line Trail. The High Line is a 1.45-mile linear park built on an elevated section of a disused New York Central Railroad spur known as the West Side Line. Most of this section of railroad spur was demolished in 1960, and laid dormant until construction of the rails-to-trails park began in 2006.
Most of the morning was gray and rainy. It seems we spent about as much time hanging out in coffee shops as out shooting. There were still plenty of interesting things to see and photography, though.
We also made stops in Union Square and Washington Square Park. Both were infested with people, doing a variety of things. Some were feeding the local wildlife, some playing musical instruments, a few were playing chess. There were even a few protesting for sex worker rights. We live in unusual times. Here are a few more images, and don't worry, they are all safe for work.