Visit the home of generations of American culture on the enthralling Greenwich Village Walking Tour. Make your way to the Washington Square Arch (at the intersection of 5th Avenue and Waverly Place) to meet your (English-speaking) guide.
On this tour you'll find out how, for well over a century, 'The Village' has nurtured struggling artists, writers and musicians from Edgar Allan Poe to the Beat poets to Bob Dylan and Simon and Garfunkel.
These days no penniless artists could afford to live in the beautiful brownstones along the tree-lined streets. But look carefully and you can still find traces of the old 'bohemia'.
Your tour starts at the Arch in Washington Square Park. This 77-foot high monument marks the centennial of the first US President's inauguration. Washington Square Park itself has a fun carnival atmosphere with street performers entertaining passers by all year round.
As you stroll the winding streets, your guide will tell stories of the talented individuals that once lived there and the places they frequented.
This stroll through the winding, twisted streets of Greenwich Village takes you to sights including Washington Square, New York University, Sheridan Square, Our Lady of Pompeii Church, and the folk music clubs of Bleecker Street.
If 'Bleecker Street' sounds familiar, here's why – it featured in lots of 1960s music. Simon and Garfunkel named a song after it; Bruce Springsteen, Steely Dan, Tom Paxton and many others also sang about it.
Last stop on your walk is at 85 West 3rd Street where writer, poet and critic Edgar Allan Poe lived from 1844 to 1845 and did some of his most important work.
Your tour ends at 85 West 3rd Street.