Today, Greenwich Village is the province of New York University and some of the priciest real estate in New York City. But that wasn’t always the case. Vogue excerpts from the forthcoming book Greenwich Village Stories, edited by Judith Stonehill, which features notable creative minds waxing nostalgic about the bohemian neighborhood of yesteryear, when one-bedrooms would rent for $32 a month. Designer Jonathan Adler compares the Village to the magical world of Oz, while Donna Karan reminisces about how her late husband Stephan Weiss created an oasis of a studio at an industrial space at the corner of Charles and Greenwich Street (now the Urban Zen Center). “I will probably move out feet first,” declares Isaac Mizrahi, who moved to the nabe more than two decades ago. Read their stories here.