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Founder: The Giant Blue Coffee-House of Beat Poets and Artists

World Factbook Entry

"The Earth is an Indian thing." - Kerouac

It's maybe 1956 or 1962, or some other time, because a calendar is just a map of time. The Village is a Beat community of poets, artists, musicians, writers and thinkers.

Kerouac also said, "It is because I am Beat, that is, I believe in beatitude and that God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten son to it... Who knows, but that the universe is not one vast sea of compassion actually, the veritable holy honey, beneath all this show of personality and cruelty?"

Beat? Make yourself at home here. The espresso is hot, the pastry is fresh, and the soup will be ready in a few minutes.

Embassies: The Hill, California, Alliance of Socialist States, Leninist Russia, Callington, The SOP, Lower Canada, Democratic Underground, Woodstock, and Manitoba.

Tags: Eco-friendly, Anti-Fascist, Socialist, Pacifist, Role Player, and Minuscule.

Greenwich Village contains 3 nations.


Today's World Census Report

The Largest Public Sector in Greenwich Village

Nations ranked highly have relatively large governments and offer the most extensive public services.

As a region, Greenwich Village is ranked 2,817th in the world for Largest Public Sector.

#NationWA CategoryMotto
1.The Commonwealth of UreyzyqIron Fist Consumerists“He who is transplanted still sustains”
2.The Giant Blue Coffee-House of Beat Poets and ArtistsLeft-wing Utopia“Everything belongs to me because I am poor.”
3.The Republic of City CamelLeft-Leaning College State“City life”

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Greenwich Village Regional Message Board

Bleeker street bards

161 days ago

I'm heading to Woodstock for the weekend, maybe give a reading or something. I'll be back. There's a couple of spaces left on the coach, we leave from the corner of Washington Square West and W 4th in about a half hour.

The Giant Blue Coffee-House of Beat Poets and Artists wrote:Resistance, pull up a seat. I'll pull an espresso and the new girl will bring a menu.

Sounds good.

Sorry people, it's been a frazzled month.

I'll start pumping out the espresso. Baker's truck will be here any minute.

The nice old lady living upstairs baked a load of fresh pastries and cakes - we've got apple pies and pineapple cheesecakes, crumb cake, crullers, and crescent rolls. She wants to do this for us a few times a week in exchange for a reduction in rent, so we're going to try it. I don't want her to get hurt or tire herself out but if it works it's a good deal for her and us.

There've been rumors of some poetry readings this weekend but nobody's contacted me yet. So we'll see. I'm thinking we should have open mike nights once in awhile to see if it works.

That sounds delicious!

Happy Thanksgiving people, later today we're helping to cater free TG dinners at the local community center for homeless people. If you can spare a couple of hours and want to lend a hand we'd appreciate it. It runs from 2pm to 5 and if you can hang on to help clean up, we'll come back to the cafe for an evening party.

I just saw some weird bearded cat, dressed up in a red suit with white fur trim, sitting on a sleigh and being pulled around Washington Square Park. Trouble is the sleigh was pulled by a couple of horses instead of 8 reindeer. Anybody know what's going on there? Makes me think Santa's franchising out or something. And anyway, he's early.

where is inspiration in another new year?
we've done this all before
and our ancestors before us
countless and nameless they are and
pointless on this point

Full of hope and hoopla
of ritual and resolution
they looked at each old year as slavery
to each new year as emancipation
and filled their lives with futility

and here we are cresting another wave of time
have we figured out yet that january 1
is just like may 18 or august 4
or will we trade our old calendar for new
and trust its empty magic for a new life?

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