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23 July 2005

Walking Tour: Greenwich Village

Visitors to New York City, take note: Fodors has recently updated its suggested itinerary for a walking tour of my neighborhood.
Greenwich Village lends itself to a leisurely pace, so allow yourself most of a day to explore its backstreets and stop at shops and caf├ęs.

Begin your tour of Greenwich Village at the foot of 5th Avenue at Washington Memorial Arch in Washington Square Park. Most buildings bordering the leafy square belong to NYU. On Washington Square North, between University Place and MacDougal Street, stretches The Row, two blocks of lovingly preserved Greek revival and federal-style town houses...
To better orient you, here's a nice overhead shot from Google Maps, taking advantage of their new "hybrid mode" (satellite photos with street names overlaid.) Washington Square Park is centered in the frame.

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