This itinerary crosses areas where there are no large Places to Visit but rather areas to be discovered according to your curiosity, each with its own personality.
The first part of the route crosses the Greenwich Village, with artists and students to continue through the most sophisticated SoHo and end in the emerging TriBeCa.
Places to Visit
An area to be discovered with some curiosities such as the narrowest house in Manhattan. In particular, the environment is lively from a cultural and artistic point of view. It starts with the Greenwich Village crowded with students from New York University, then there is the more sophisticated SoHo with its art galleries to end up in TriBeCa where among other things there is the headquarters of the TriBeCa Productions of Robert De Niro who also organizes the Tribeca Film Festival.
These areas are permeated with art and culture and have been chosen as residences by many artists. SoHo with its many art galleries, the Greenwich Village with its theatres and New York University and finally Tribeca, an intellectual district, chosen by Robert De Niro as the venue for his Tribeca Film Festival. The main museums are dedicated to art such as the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Dahesh Museum of Art, the Children's Museum of Art and Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, with the exception of the New York City Fire Museum.
Food & shopping
No large shopping mall but small shops and craft shops. There are also many restaurants, some of which, like those on west Broadway in SoHo, are quite expensive. Finally, Robert De Niro's Tribeca Grill restaurant.
Length and Visit Time (without visits)
7 km - 1h45'-2h30'
Map created with Google Maps
Subway: 4, 5, 6, L, N, Q, R
, W (14th St. - Union Square)
The starting point for a visit to Greenwich Village
is the intersection of Broadway and 14th St. (Union Sq) and then on 14th St. (west) to 5th Ave., here on the left to 10th St. On this section there is the Salmagundi Club
(12th St.), First Presbyterian Church
(11th St. & 12th St.) and Ascension Church
(10th St.). Once you reach 10th St. you go right up to 6th Ave. Here on the left, looking to the right at the Jefferson Market Courthouse
, and immediately to the right at Christopher St., following it to Wawerly Pl. where on the left there is the Norhtern Dispensary
, an old health facility where among other things was hospitalized in 1837 Edgar Allan Poe. Follow Christoper St. to Sheridan Sq. where there is the small Christopher Park
. In the park there is the Stonewall National Monument
consisting of statues of two couples of homosexuals recalling the place where in 1969 began the demonstrations for gay rights. Continue on Christoper St. to Bedford St. and just before this street on the right is the Lucille Lortel Theater
, one of the oldest theaters outside the Broadway area. Now turn left onto Bedford St.
and walk up to Carmine St. Along this stretch you can take a short break at numbers 102
Now left onto Carmine St. to 6th Ave. where at the corner of Bleecker St. you will find Our Lady of Pompeii Church
. Turn left onto 6th Ave. to West 4th St. On this section of 6th Ave. on the right is a well known and crowded basketball playground, the West Fourth Street Courts, also known as “The Cage
”. Right over West 4th St. to the big Washington Square
After wandering around the square for a while you go to the east side of the square to walk on Washington Pl. to Broadway. Here on the right or if you want here you can make a small detour turning left and then right on Astor Pl. where at number 2, going down the stairs there is Astor Place Hairstylist
, a hairdresser who offers very special cuts and is also frequented by celebrities. Returning to Broadway, turn left and follow it in a southerly direction until Houston St. where the area of Greenwich Village ends.
: B, D, F, M (Broadway/Lafayette St.); 6 (Bleecker St.)
Continuing on Broadway, always in a southerly direction, you enter SoHo
From Broadway to the right on Prince St. where immediately to the left you can see the Singer Building
(the main entrance is on Broadway and the L-shaped building has two distant facades on two streets). A little further on, at the intersection with Green St., on the facade of the building at the front left corner there is a large mural that the artist Richard Haas painted in 1974. The number of details is remarkable, including even the typical air conditioners attached to the windows and a cat! Unfortunately, the light, weather and vandalism are ruining it and making it lose a lot of its realistic effect. When you reach West Broadway, turn left and walk a block to Spring St., then left towards Broadway. When you reach Green St., turn right to make a small detour and discover the building that is called the "King of Greene Street
" (72 Greene St.). Returning back to Spring St. where you turn right to reach Broadway. Turn right again to Broome St. At this intersection there are two interesting buildings, the Haughwout Building
(488-492 Broadway) and the Roosevelt Building
(478-482 Broadway). The first one is right at the intersection, while the other one is a little further on, still on Broadway in a southerly direction.
From Broadway to the right on Broome St. then left on Greene St. following it to Canal St. Along this stretch, at number 28-30 there is a building, dominated by a large mansard roof, which was designed in 1873 by Isaac F. Duckworth and is called "the Queen of Greene Street
Now turn right onto Canal St. and then left onto West Broadway. Here you leave SoHo to head towards TriBeCa. Follow West Broadway and then turn right onto Franklyn St. following it to Greenwich St. where on the right there is the famous Tribeca Grill
by Robert De Niro. Left on Greenwich St. for a block to Harrison St.
, here on the right are eight federally built townhouses, one of the few remaining examples in the city.
Now turn left onto Harrison St. to Staple St., which is on the left. On this narrow street you can see a small suspended link connecting two buildings. Continue on Hudson St., where you turn right to the intersection with West Broadway where the tour ends.
: 1, 2, 3 (Chambers St.)
If you still want to walk a bit you can reach Rockefeller Park
by turning right onto Chamber St. From here there is a beautiful view of the Hudson River and New Jersey. Continue south, keeping the river on the right to the small North Cove Yacht Harbor
marina and then turn left into the Winter Garden Atrium
, a large glass structure. Crossing it you exit on the opposite side being in front of the One World Center
where a little further on there is World Trade Center Transportation Hub
designed by Santiago Calatrava.
Subway: E, R
, W, 2, 3, 4, 5,
(World Trade Center)