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18 Star Starred
Washington Square Arch
18 Washington Square North New York, NY 10003
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Lucia
Dress for the weather.
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Lucia
West 3rd Street subway
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Lucia
Bring water or a light snack if need be
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Dunsienda
Tour takes about 2 hours so bringing a beverage is helpful
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Dunsienda
Morandi (7th and Waverly Place) is a nice pre-tour lunch spot
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Goldstar Member
We went in summer... HOT & MUGGY
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15 reviews
28 stars
attended Sep 20 2010

Was disappointed with the tour guide. He was enthusiastic but wasn't very knowledgeable. When we and others asked questions most of the time he didn't know the answers.... continued

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1 stars
attended Jul 10 2010

This was a great tour! We've lived in the city for years and never knew any of the history of this neighborhood. Our tour guide Michael was very informative and friendly. I would recommend this to anyone visiting the city or who already lives here.

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51 reviews
165 stars
attended Jul 16 2011

I enjoyed the tour very much. Though only a very small portion dealt with Edgar Allen Poe the general history and tour of Greenwich Village was brilliant. We saw... continued

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Description

From Edgar Allan Poe to the Beat Generation poets, discover where American literature, painting, cinema, and modern music got their start. Named after the father of American poetry, this tour will explore the origins of the neighborhood that became the incubator for the art movements in the United States, from American literature and theater to stand-up comedy and classic rock.

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. 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. See where the Roosevelt’s used to romp and where Jazz and Ragtime got much of their start. The fun quality that is the village will be found in this historic tour.

Significant Attractions Include:

• Washington Square Park and Arch

• New York University

• Stonewall Inn

• Bleecker Street

• Rocco’s Pastry Shop

• Café Wha?

• MacDougal Street

• Sheridan Square

• Our Lady of Pompeii Church

• Home of Edgar Allen Poe

About the Ticket Supplier: Uncle Sam's New York LLC

Uncle Sam's New York caters to those who have a short time window to see the essence of the city. On our tour you will experience and see the heart of New York: from the historic downtown where every building tells a thousand stories, to the legendary Greenwich Village that has been the home to our country's greatest authors and artists, to the historic Chelsea district that now houses New York's legendary nightlife.
At Uncle Sam's New York, we believe that a tour should become a bonding experience for friends, families, and strangers alike - thrown together in an intimate look at the city.