Greenwich Village has a rich literary history going back to Thomas Paine, who penned Common Sense in a still existing townhouse on Grove Street. A Washington Square South boardinghouse was nicknamed "House of Genius" for the artists and writers that lived there in the late 19th and early 20th century, including: Willa Cather, Theodore Dreiser, O. Henry, John Reed, Stephen Crane, and John Dos Passos. Mark Twain called the Village home, as did Maya Angelou, Norman Mailer, Truman Capote, Edward Albee, Djuna Barnes.
TOUR GROUP LEAVES FROM Macdougal ALLEY
just south of west 8th st., on macdougal st.
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WALKING TOURS THROUGH THE PHOTOGRAPHS OF FRED W. MCDARRAH
Greenwich Village walking tours like no other! See where history was recorded by the original Village Voice photographer Fred W. McDarrah - the most curious, knowledgeable and defatigable chronicler of the New York downtown scene over the second half of the 20th century! Before the Internet, there was McDarrah. He captured all of the artsts, writers, musicians and social movements that marked the time.
Each guest recieves a keepsake multi-postcard set of classic McDarrah images and the tours go to the same locations to see how they have changed, how they are the same, and to hear the stories behind the famous photos.