THE

VILLAGE

A Valley Between

Concrete MOUNTAINS

by LAURA S. DIAZ

NEW YORK, NEW YORK!

                                                       sang Frank Sinatra about the city that never sleeps. Billboards turned to screens, lights bulbs switched for pixels, and locals pushed out by tourists, the city seems to be ever-changing, ever moving, having some difficulty to conserve what the city experienced in years past due to modernization and gentrification. However, between the fast-paced life of Wall Street and the always-anxious screeches from Midtown, there's a little oasis in the valley of concrete mountains: Greenwich Village.

From its people to its food

and clear signs of gentrification,

the Village has gone through significant changes in the last couple of decades. As the grubby, artist-led scene started to fade and NYU began to grow, children started to show up around Washington Square Park along with boutiques, coffee shops and packs of dogs dressed in boots and coats.

In an intent to capture how the Village has changed, multimedia clips have been arranged in the following sections:

Village People, Food World, and To Be or To Remain.

From long-timers to new-comers, staple coffee spots and international cuisine restaurants and clear signs of gentrification, the Village remains as an oasis for those wishing to escape the traffic of midtown and hectic life of Wall Street for a while.

All content is original unless stated otherwise.

Text, design, and multimedia by Laura S. Diaz

2020

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