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      Greenwich Village Walking Tour in New York

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      August 1, 2012

      Wednesday  10:00 AM - 1:00 PM (weekly on Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays until November 27, 2013)

      New York, New York, United States
      New York, New York

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      Greenwich Village Walking Tour

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      Greenwich Village has always been a place apart from the rest of New York. Not only does the city's grid find exception here; but the residents of this hamlet within the city have always defined themselves by their own sense of community. During this three-hour walking seminar of Greenwich Village we will explore the history of enigmatic neighborhood, from its Native American roots, through the Dutch tobacco farms and the English estates of "Green Wich," to the Bohemian emergence of Greenwich Village.

      In the company of an urban historian, this walk will focus on the early history of the Village, though certain detours and tangents will bring us in to contact with the 20th and 21st centuries. We'll explore the early settlements and trace the topography of old rivers; we'll consider the human scale of the buildings and winding streets. In order to introduce the Village's many layers, we begin at its nexus: Washington Square, a former potter's field, then fashionable park, and now busy hangout. We'll look into the cobblestoned mews and nineteenth-century carriage houses that are tucked behind the mansions along the park, some of the few that remain in the entire city.

      Context Travel is an in-depth alternative to traditional tours. We are a network of architects, historians, art historians, and specialists who organize over 300 different walks in 12 cities around the world.

      Cost: Payment required - 65.00

      Categories: Neighborhood | Outdoors & Recreation

      This event repeats weekly on Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays until November 27, 2013:

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