The Greenwich Village combines offbeat culture, history, commerce, and old-day nobility. The earliest known reference to its name originates in 1696, in the command of Yellis Mandeville of Greenwich. Greenwich Village maintains an intimate appeal; today, high-rise buildings that appeared between 1930 and 1960 can be seen, as well as brownstones and townhouses. This community offers jazz bars, dining, nightlife options and cafes. At the heart of the neighborhood is Washington Square Park.