New York City, New York audio tour: INFINITE CITY #3: Hangmen, Child Brides and a Bohemian Theme Park

INFINITE CITY #3: Hangmen, Child Brides and a Bohemian Theme Park

Walking Tour

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30 mins
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0.3mi

About the Tour

INFINITE CITY is a series of walking tours exploring New York City in endless detail. And this is the third tour in the series.

On this thirty-minute tour, we’ll walk two loops around a section of Greenwich Village. Each successive trip around the block reveals another layer of information about the people, buildings and trees surrounding you. First, you’ll travel through the history of the block as it transformed from its early incarnation as a graveyard to a cradle for avant-garde art. Then, on the second loop, you’ll uncover the stories behind the trees that line this block.

Join us on a walking tour unlike any other where, by putting this city block under a microscope, you'll learn about:

• The hangman’s house
• A bohemian theme park
• The shadowy history of the university library
• The origins of off-off-broadway theater
• Ecstatic dances around sacred trees
• The extinction of the megafauna

Each tour in the INFINITE CITY series is an accumulation of a particular place’s memories, and an obsessive compendium of its endless minutiae. Keep a look out for the release of other tours in the series on the VoiceMap app soon!

Tour Producer

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Akiva Saunders

Akiva Saunders is a New York City teacher who uses technology and software to explore the frontiers of education. He is the chair of Latin at the Latin/Greek Institute, a teacher in the NYC public school system and a founder of Spectacle Theater, a microcinema in Brooklyn now celebrating its 10th anniversary.

Major Landmarks

  • Washington Square Park

  • Bobst Library

Directions to Starting Point

The tour begins at south edge of the park, at the corner of Sullivan Street and Washington Square South. When you've found the park, head to the south edge and cross the street to find Sullivan street. Stand at the southeast corner with the park across the street from you. Nearby subways include the A, B, C, D, E, F, M, R, W and 6 lines.

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Tips

Places to stop along the way

Irving Farm coffee, Il Mulino Italian restaurant, NY Dosas for snacks.

Best time of day

Daytime

Precautions

Stay aware of bicyclists, who may come from both directions.

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INFINITE CITY #3: Hangmen, Child Brides and a Bohemian Theme Park