New York, New York

Greenwich Village Past and Present

with Paula Z.

Video Verified
Paula Z.

Starting at the iconic arch at Washington Square Park, I will discuss my own experiences in the West Village starting in the late 1960's and showing how it has changed, pointing out various clubs (some still here and locations of old ones like the Village Gate and Folk City where Bob Dylan and Richie Havens used to play), as well as the cheap and tasty Middle Eastern restaurants on MacDougal and West 3rd St. Then we will head over to Bleecker St. and I will discuss the old movie theater that used to be there when I was a film student at NYU in the 1970's! Then we will proceed to 6th Ave. and West 4th St. where I will point out The Stonewall Tavern site where gays first protested for their human rights, and on to the old site of the Women's House of Detention and what it is today. There is so much amazing history in Greenwich Village, these are just some of the high points. More will be revealed as we proceed on this hour and a half tour!

Make a Reservation

per person
for 1.5 hours

Contact Paula
Your Insider
Paula Z.

I am a 40 year resident of NYC, and have lived in almost every neighborhood in Manhattan. I have a wealth of knowledge and anecdotes about different locations, and love to share these with people. I am an actress, video producer, writer, and lyricist, so have participated in the 'world of show biz' for over 20 years! You can see me in many music videos, and my play, "Stuck", ran for sold-out performances on Theater Row. I love to travel and explore new places, architecture, food, and most importantly, people! I would like to impart my expertise about all things NYC to you, fellow travelers! Full profile Leave a Review

Nearby Experiences