Greenwich Village is perhaps NYC's most iconic neighborhood. Known for decades as a haven for bohemians, writers and outcasts, it's also a wonderful collection of architecture, restaurants, shops and history. It started as a retreat for the city's affluent citizens, then became their home, they became a working class home to immigrants, and also attracted writers, artists and misfits from around the country. In more recent years it's become a popular area in pop culture, with used in Friends, Sex and the City, the Cosby Show and others.
The only way to explore Greenwich Village is on foot. We'll walk the narrow streets and explore its alleys, former carriage-houses, elegant townhouses, pristine courtyards, and major landmarks.
Sites include Washington Square, Minetta Lane, Jefferson Market Courthouse, Cafe Wha!, the Stonewall Inn, and NYU. Personalities talked about include Edger Allen Poe, Bob Dylan, John Lennon, Margaret Sanger, Dylan Thomas, and Allen Ginsberg. We'll see where Bob Dylan had his first gig, where Dylan Thomas drank himself to death, where Bobby Fischer once played chess, and where the first cappuccino was served in NYC.
The tour will take 2 hours and can be tailored to your interests. Bring a good pair of shoes, a camera and a hat.
My name is John Semlak and I live in East Harlem in Manhattan. I would love to show everything that the great city of New York has to offer. From the side streets of Greenwich Village to the corridors of finance on Wall Street, from the melting pot of Queens to the brownstones of Brooklyn, I can offer an walking tour tailored to your interests. All the photos posted with my experiences are my own unless otherwise credited. My tours are walking tours unless otherwise noted. By far the best way to see New York City is on foot. Plus it's healthy. Most of my tours last at least two hours but we can tailor the tour to your schedule. My tours cover a variety of topics, from the city's history, arts, architecture, pop culture, and cuisine. I am a licensed tour guide with three 4 years experience and much more experience wandering the streets of New York. I speak English and fluent Russian and offer tours in both languages. Meet me in NYC! Full profile ⋅ Leave a Review
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