to Experience New York City
Explore Union Square and Greenwich Village
Continue riding an M2, 3, or 5 bus southbound
on Fifth to 16th Street.
Then walk eastbound on 16th one block to Union
If this park looks familiar, it should. This
has been the venue of several Donald Trump Apprentice show projects.
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Friday, and Saturday, gourmet chefs converge on the square for its
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From the park, walk back to Fifth Avenue along
Then go southbound on Fifth to Washington Square. You're now in
the heart of Greenwich Village, the home of New York University.
Washington Square Park is a treat. Artists
and a motley crew of New York characters fill the small park in
pleasant weather. Warm weekend days are especially active.
Walk into the park toward the arch and then stroll
Then exit the park and go south on LaGuardia
Turn right on Bleecker Street with its small
clubs, sacred ground of the 1950's and 1960's folk music movement
in America. Bob Dylan and others built their reputations here.
Turn right on MacDougal Street, another interesting
street, and walk north.
At the corner of Washington Square, turn left
on Fourth Street (called Washington Square South east of here),
and continue westbound toward the Avenue of the Americas.
After crossing the Avenue of the Americas, Fourth
Street veers slightly to the right.
Continue on Fourth to Sheridan Square.
Square - West Village
Sheridan Square lies in the heart of the West
Village, the most charming portion of Greenwich Village that has
been least touched by change.
During the day, you may wish to explore the
architecture and little shops along some of the side streets in
this area. At night, stay with other people along the busier streets
in this predominately gay part of Greenwich Village.
The area around Sheridan Square became the first
centre of the gay rights movement in the United States, just as
Greenwich Village has been at the forefront of various social and
political movements for over a hundred years. Like southern California
and London, Greenwich Village has been an incubator of cultural
If you are tired by now, Sheridan Square has
a subway station with frequent service back to Midtown. Otherwise,
board the 1 or 9 subway lines at Sheridan Square and travel southbound
to the Rector Street station. You can view these routes on the New
York Transit Authority site.
your New York City walk with Ground
Zero and Wall Street.
Go to >> Walking New York City
Go to >> Times Square
Go to >> Carnegie Hall
and Columbus Circle
Go to >> Donald Trump
Go to >> Lincoln Center
and Upper East Side
Go to >> Art Museums
(Whitney, Guggenheim, Metropolitan)
Go to >> Fifth Avenue,
Grand Army Plaza, and Plaza Hotel
Go to >> Miracle Mile
and Rockefeller Center
Go to >> Public Library
and Empire State Building
Go to >> Union Square and Greenwich Village
Go to >> Ground Zero
and Wall Street
Go to >> Battery Park,
Ellis Island, NYC Harbour
Go to >> Chinatown and
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