Historic Greenwich Village to the Far West Village Walk at the Hudson River
dim. 19 août à 19:45
This Greenwich Village walk is on a scenic route filled with interesting places. I will comment on some things (history of some of the buildings) along the way, but you will have plenty of time to socialize with others. This is similar to a guided walking tour with a number of stops. Cost: The cost of this event is $4 per person, which is paid at the start of the walk. This is for the organizer's Meetup preparation costs and fees. (Please read the "About Us Section" for more information regarding the $4 per person fee for each event.) We'll walk in the shade as much as possible. Bring plenty of water & sun protection. This is the same walk that I scheduled on Sunday, July 22nd. IF YOU DON'T LIKE TO STOP AT A NUMBER OF POINTS OF INTEREST (THIS IS SIMILAR TO A GUIDED WALKING TOUR), THEN THIS WALK IS NOT GOOD FOR YOU. THIS WALK IS ABOUT 2 1/2 MILES AND MODERATE PACED. If you are registered for this walk and can't attend, please change your RSVP online from "YES" to "NO". (PLEASE READ THE "ABOUT US SECTION" FOR THE GUIDELINES REGARDING THE NO SHOW POLICY.) THERE IS NO NEED TO POST WHY YOU CAN'T MAKE THE EVENT. No young children or pets allowed on this walk w/o prior approval of the organizer. No smoking, please. If you have a personal matter or questions, please contact John, the Event Host, through his private Meetup account. The feature photo above is one of the houses (the middle house) where Thomas Paine lived in Greenwich Village. The house was torn down in 1930. The street just to the south of this house was renamed ‘Reason Street’ in Thomas Paine's honor not long after his death. However, with Paine’s stature already diminished at the time of his death, New Yorkers began to derisively refer to the street as ‘Raisin Street’. The street name was held in such disdain that by 1828 the city fathers had renamed it Barrow Street, which it remains today. (Source GVSHP) Description: We'll walk down Greenwich Village's crooked side streets and go past hidden courtyards/back alleys, old horse stables, cute antebellum houses in the Federal and Greek Revival styles, and buildings where significant historical events took place. We'll see many obsolete 19th century artifacts and Village oddities, We'll also walk past places where famous people lived, worked, and played. A talented sculptor who has caused major controversies with his sculptures for three centuries. A crooked politician who was very unlike any politician in NYC's history. A gifted photographer who during her most productive years lived in an old horse stable. A couple who packed up their belongings (including the house they lived in) and moved to Greenwich Village. Article from Vanity Fair about GV activist Jane Jacobs. https://www.vanityfair.com/culture/2017/04/jane-jacobs-citizen-jane-documentary Article from the GVSHP about painter John Sloan who painted everyday life in Greenwich Village. http://gvshp.org/blog/2013/08/02/john-sloans-village/ Article from Daytonian in Manhattan about the Greenwich Village house where poet Emma Lazarus lived. http://daytoninmanhattan.blogspot.com/2013/06/the-emma-lazarus-house-no-18-west-10th.html Meeting Time: (after lunch) 1:45 PM Meeting Place: Outside of entrance to 826 Broadway, which is north of Strand Bookstore. Before the walk, restrooms are located on 2nd floor of Strand Bookstore. Transportation: Take the 4, 5, 6, L, N, Q, or R train to 14th St & Union Square. Finishing Time: 5:00 PM. Finishing Place: 11th & West Sts near the riverfront. Rainy conditions cancel this walk. Therefore, if it is rainy or the forecast is for rainy weather, I will send out emails about the cancellation sometime before 10:30 AM on Saturday morning. If I don't send out emails about the cancellation, I plan to be at the meeting place.