Bohemians

GVSHP, History

How a 15th-century French migration gave us the term ‘Bohemian’

By Andrew Berman of the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation, Thu, July 27, 2017

Greenwich Village Bohemians outside Cafe Wha in the 1960s, via Vintage Everyday

“Bohemian” may be hard to define, but we all know it when we see it. But even in a city like New York, where bohemian can be used to describe everything from a polished West Village cafe to a South Bronx squat, few people know why exactly we today use this term, connected to a medieval Central European kingdom, to describe those with a countercultural bent.

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