Herb Lester Associates research, write, print and distribute maps and guides to the world's great cities.
We seek out the well-used and much-loved, and enjoy the extraordinary as well as the everyday. Old bookshops and new coffee shops, park benches and dive bars, hat shops and haberdashers: this is the world according to Herb Lester.
Despite the modern world's best efforts, the Greenwich Village of the imagination lives on. There are still outposts of bohemianism in this historic quarter, places which the Village's storied residents would recognise.
This guide lists 38 old-time Village haunts, places to find strong coffee and even stronger drinks, charred pizza and hot jam sessions, crime novels and rare cookery books, and a game of chess any time you want it.