Phillies Then and Now

Night Hawks by Edward Hopper
Night Hawks by Edward Hopper (1942)

I read on this wonderful web site called Walking off the big Apple, which has everything you would ever want to know about New York and then some, the address of what is thought to be the location in Greenwich Village of where the restaurant once stood that Edward Hopper put into his painting “Night Hawks.” It’s at Greenwich St. and 7th Avenue in the West Village area. Below is a photo I took today of what the corner looks like now–a fenced-in empty lot.

Night Hawks was painted in 1942 when Edward Hopper was living in the Village and painted scenes he saw around him.  Experts have identified this corner by examining the stores in the background of the painting and examining the stores in the background of this corner.  Also Hopper lived in this neighborhood.

Greenwich St and 7th Avenue where it’s believed the original Phillies stood
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