Robert E. Rambusch has lived in Greenwich Village since 1945. He is a veteran of World War II and before his marriage lived in his parent’s home at 19 Washington Square North while working as an artist in the family business on West 13th Street. His wife Nancy was an educator and the couple was swept into the political fervor of the 1960s. After living in a number of apartments in the Village Bob bought his father’s apartment at One Fifth Avenue where he still works as a consultant on stained glass windows and mosaics. According to Bob, Greenwich Village is a haven for creative people and the only place to live if you want to stay young. (Summary Written By: Elizabeth Downs)
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This is a community-based oral history project at Jefferson Market Library that works to both preserve and document Greenwich Village neighborhood history through the stories of people who have experienced it.
From December 2013 - April 2014, trained volunteer interviewers worked to collect over 100 oral histories of people who have a longtime relationship with Greenwich Village. This collection represents the voices of individuals who have lived, worked or spent over 20 years in the neighborhood.
We invite you to browse these oral histories - unedited interviews between Interviewers and Storytellers. These recordings will also be accessible at The New York Public Library in The Milstein Division, in circulating collection at Jefferson Market Library, and on this website.