The village

One of our many favorite places in New York is Greenwich Village, although locals insist it is just The Village. The University is located there, so there are many students and academics, musicians and artists, book shops, record stores, bohemian clothes shops – in other words, my kind of place.

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There we met Yakub, a shoe repairer, who very expertly and quickly fixed Verity’s boots. He has worked in the same tiny store for many years and is worried about who was going to look after his store while he was having arm surgery – cobblers wrist? No plans for retirement though. Yes, that’s Woody Harrelson with him.

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