The Village Gate
Corner of Bleecker and Thompson Streets
Dylan wrote "A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall" in September 1962 in Chip Monck's apartment in the basement of the this building. The Village Gate was a notable folky hangout for 36 years. In April of 2001, the original building re-opened as The Village Theater, a venue for dramatic performances. The sign remains.
Note: Sadly, the sign in this photograph has since been removed, presumably by Art Lugoff, the owner of the former Village Gate. It will be missedthe day I noticed it was gone, a couple approached me asking if I knew where the former Village Gate was. I explained about the sign and pointed to the shiny facade of the new Village Gate theater. But they shook their heads and moved on, clearly dissappointed.
Update: A site visitor writes that the sign is back! Perhaps it was just being cleaned. I am so happy that this piece of history has been returned to its original location.
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