I also just got a fine link from Steve Coleman, administrator of the Fleshtones Hall of Fame--a BBC Radio 2 documentary on the musical history of Greenwich Village, narrated by John Sebastian. Here's part one, which aired last night and which I'm listening to as I type this. Part two airs today, and presumably that stream will be available here for about a week afterwards.
Lastly, I can't resist sharing these two scans from Flip magazine, which I received moments ago on my FB news feed from longtime fellow Bomper Michael Lynch. How come I never heard about Jeff Conaway's NYC garage rock roots until his unfortunate demise?
EDIT 5/31/2011: Another pertinent link from this morning--a Dangerous Minds post on ZE Records.
EDIT again on 5/31/2011: Later today DM also did a post on a BBC doc called Once Upon a Time in New York, which I've been meaning to watch for a while now.