Greenwich Village: Small Town Splendor in the Heart of the City

No neighborhood in New York can boast the storied history, rich sense of community and architectural and cultural landmarks that define Greenwich Village. This tour will offer a diverse overview: from the narrow, twisted streets of the West Village to the world-famous gathering point of Washington Square Park.  Visitors will sense the ubiquity of N.Y.U.–America’s largest private university–and the love-hate-relationship the school has cultivated with the Village. Probing deeper, they will see firsthand where some of America’s premiere rock and roll musicians rubbed shoulders with poets, playwrights and artists.

Washington Square Park

The Arch at Washington Square Park

The Victorian-era Jefferson Market Courthouse

The Victorian-era Jefferson Market Courthouse, now a public library

Miguel de Cervantes in the Spanish Department of New York University

This back alley was once the home of poet e.e. cummings.

The noises of the city fade away as we enter this back alley, once the home of poet e.e. cummings

Join us as we explore hidden back alleys and side streets that harken the days of rural cow paths, prohibition speakeasies and carriage roads. We will see Jimi Hendrix’s recording studio that he used for a mere three weeks before stepping on a plane to London, never to return and will discuss the Stonewall Inn, the birthplace of the American Gay Rights Movement and the countless ways the gay community has impacted the neighborhood.  And we will marvel at the exorbitant real estate prices–tens of millions of dollars for the same spaces that struggling musicians and artists could afford.  Difficult to explore alone, the Village is best experience on a tour so waste no time and contact us to book!

Meeting Place: Inside Christopher Park – 7th Ave South and Christopher St.

Closest Trains: #1 to Christopher St – Sheridan Sq, A, B, C, D, E, F, M to W 4th St

Tour Duration: 2 hours

Total Walking Distance: 1.75 miles (2.8km)

Note: This tour is only available privately upon request.  For private tour pricing and to book this tour, click here

Grove court

Grove Court – a rare Manhattan private garden

The often-photographed "Gay St." coincidentally a few blocks from the site of the origin of the Gay Rights Movement

The often-photographed “Gay St.,” coincidentally located a few blocks from the site of the first gay-rights movement

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A Victorian-era castle in New York City!