New York City, New York audio tour: INFINITE CITY #4: Riots, Disasters and Bachelor Clubs

INFINITE CITY #4: Riots, Disasters and Bachelor Clubs

Walking Tour

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30 mins
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0.4mi

About the Tour

INFINITE CITY is a series of walking tours exploring New York City in endless detail. This is the fourth 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 and buildings surrounding you. First, you’ll hear about the history of those who have lived and worked on this block. We’ll explore the riots and tragedies that marked these streets. Then, on the second loop, you’ll uncover the architectural history of the buildings on this ever changing street.

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

• The Stonecutter's Riots
• One of the greatest tragedies in New York’s history
• A home for fallen women
• The birthplace of one of America's greatest novelists
• A bachelor’s club

Each tour in the INFINITE CITY series is an accumulation of a particular place’s memories, and an obsessive compendium of its often overlooked minutiae. Keep a look out for more tours in the series on VoiceMap’s 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

  • Triangle Shirtwaist Factory

Directions to Starting Point

The tour begins at the eastern side of the park, at the corner of Washington Place and Washington Square south. Stand at the corner with the park directly across the street. 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

Ramen Takumi restaurant, Kung Fu Tea, White Oak Tavern.

Best time of day

Daytime

Precautions

Stay aware of bicyclists, who may be coming from both directions.

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INFINITE CITY #4: Riots, Disasters and Bachelor Clubs