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Bohemian and Beat Poets of Greenwich Village

Baker Greenwich Village

A 2-hour historic walking tour of the streets and stoops where world famous writers and musicians gave birth to some of the most culturally significant eras of the 20th century.

The world famous Village was the cultural epicenter for America’s artists, anarchists, poets and painters in the early 20th century – understand the neighborhood’s progression from rural farmhouses to raucous performances. The Bohemians, the Beats and the Folkies all contributed to Greenwich Village and America’s first literary and intellectual community.

Listen to poetry by Greenwich Village’s famous residents while learning about Washington Square Park’s history.

Contemplate the site of the tragic Triangle Shirtwaist Fire and note how it contributed to labor, safety and fire code reforms. Walk through Washington Square Park, home to New York University and watch students at work. Tour includes literary performances of poems by Edgar Allan Poe, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg and Bob Dylan.

Greenwich Village is truly a world-class neighborhood with centuries of compelling history as well as a bubbling nightlife, art scene and dining district. Let the Levys’ show you top-notch galleries, jumping music venues and cutting-edge restaurants alongside the coolest dive bars and some of the best pizza and hot dogs New York has to offer!

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