River-to-River NYC, Tour 3: West Village, East Village

(Saturdays, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM, with a 15min. restroom/coffee/water break at Washington Square Park around 12:30 PM)

Throughout most of NYC's history, Greenwich Village has more-or-less marched to the beat of its own drum and has embodied a distinctively bohemian spirit in the city. Many of the artists and writers most closely associated with New York have at one point or another called the Village their home. The East Village also has a similar independent feel to the entire neighborhood, albeit one with a bit more edge to it than the perhaps more genteel West Village. This tour winds through the charming streets of both "villages" exploring what personal community has meant to residents over time in the sometimes seemingly impersonal big city. Sites we visit include:

The Highline – Whitney Museum of American Art – Gansevoort Meat Market – Abingdon Square – The White Horse Tavern – St. Luke-in-the-Fields – Cherry Lane Theater – Hess Triangle – Stonewall Inn – Northern Dispensary – Jefferson Market Library – 18 West 11th Street – First Presbyterian Church – Salmagundi Club – Washington Square Arch – Washington Square Park – Triangle Shirt Waist Factory – Astor Place – The Public Theater – Cooper Union – McSorley’s Old Ale House – St. Marks Place – St. Marks Church-In-The-Bowery – Yiddish Walk of Fame – Russian & Turkish Baths – St. Nicholas Carpatho Church – Tompkins Square Park – La Plaza Cultural/Community Garden Park/MoRUS – East River Park and Promenade

Just some of the people and events we’ll discuss along the tour include:

·      Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney

·      Robert Moses

·      Jane Jacobs

·      Stonewall “Riots”

·      The Weathermen

·      Astor Place Riot

·      Peter Cooper

·      Peter Stuyvesant

·      The General Slocum Disaster


Upcoming West Village/East Village, River-to-River NYC Walking Tour Dates: