Bob Dylan. Andy Warhol. Edgar Allen Poe. The list of legendary residents of New York City’s Greenwich Village goes on, and we’ll be exploring their legacies and the surprising fringe history of this vibrant neighborhood.
You’ll start your walking tour in Washington Square, famed for its iconic Memorial Arch and less known for its early Native American village and later designation as “Little Africa”.
As our tour sets off into the neighborhood, your guide will explain the cultural significance of Greenwich Village as a place where art and counterculture flourished. You’ll hear stories of street buskers, painters, and writers, both famous and obscure.
You’ll also see firsthand the neighborhood’s transformation following years of gentrification and its struggle to preserve its history in the face of an expanding university.
We’ll end at one of the neighborhood’s most significant landmarks, the Stonewall Inn, where you’ll learn about the riots that fueled the fight for LGBTQ rights.