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Washington Square Arch
18 Washington Square North New York, NY 10003
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4.0 / 5 Rated by 33 members
Review from BP
Red Velvet 96 events 72 reviews

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 locations you would more than likely never visit as a typical tourist. I have been...continued

reviewed Jul 16 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Lou
59 events 39 reviews

While he was a very friendly and pleasant fellow it was obvious he was new to the subject matter and some of his "facts" were added to or corrected by tour members.

reviewed Jul 10 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from Mallory Garrett
30 events 15 reviews

The tour guide was late
but that isn't a big problem so much as the fact that this tour had absolutely nothing to do with Edgar Allen Poe or ANY literary icon. We didn't even talk about Allen Ginsberg, hello?
This should be called the...continued

reviewed Aug 05 2011 report as inappropriate
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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

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