Bohemian East Village

Walk in NYC # 9, bohemian East Village, is a self-guided 3 miles tour to visit East Village, NoHo East, Alphabet City and Lower East Side. Even though these neighborhoods are now gentrified, you’ll see that they still retain the easy-going air that gave them their reputation and charm.

This walk is now only available on Payhip in pdf format with a clickable map and updated descriptions.

In this pdf you will also find:

  • the list of Highlights.
  • the Metro stops to get there and back and infos for Buses.
  • tips about restrooms, places to sit and eat.
  • details about a particular place you will find on your route.

You can download it (or just the map of the walk) to your phone to help you in your discoveries.

This will allow you to live a unique experience of the city far from what you might find elsewhere.

If you purchased the Boston NYC book, this download will be free for you, just send me a note for an access code for this walk if you don’t have it already.

The description below, incomplete and with cropped photos, gives you an idea of this walk before you decide to buy it.

A & B: Take the metro to … station; once outside and before going further, admire the sculptures that line the square and the classical building of the …, a private art school.

Then take ….

You will soon see a building with interesting contemporary architecture; it’s also part of the …. Have a look at its entrance hall with its big winding staircase, it will give you an idea of ​​the place. The … has also exhibition spaces open to the public. Ask the guard about them.

C: Next, find … on your left; you’ll soon see the …., a small museum with arts and crafts shows.

Once on …., take it on the right.

You’ll find many restaurants with terraces there, but you are looking for a driveway on your right just after …: if it is open, it will take you to the …., a quiet and secluded place.

However, you’ll need to read the explanatory panels to be able to imagine what it looked like as all the graves have disappeared.

On …. that you’ll take on your right, you’ll find a small and incongruous garden abutting the … This is one of the many East Village communal gardens.

After that, take … on your left; then …. on your right; and finally .. on your left.

You are looking for the entrance of …, in the NoHo district. It has the particularity to house the only … of New York. You’ll have to book a tour in advance to visit them, though. In the meantime, go inside to look at the beautiful .. windows and some evocative wooden sculptures.

Once you have completed your visit, continue on …; when crossing …

D: The … will be in front of you; you’ll find the … on your left. Both are well worth a visit if you have the time, the first for its ….and its rooftop terrace overlooking the city, the second for its ….

E: The avenue at this location offers you a whole series of shops specializing in restaurant equipment; they tell in their own way the history of the kitchens where your favorite meals are prepared. You’ll find some more on ….

Take it to go to another museum,….. It will tell you the story of …., presented in several typical houses of the time.

F: Continue on … towards the … on your left. 

After two small communal gardens on …, raise your head and look to the right: Lenin is on a roof and dominates the city! The statue, commissioned by the communist state just before its fall, was never displayed in the USSR. It was bought by a New Yorker in 1994 and erected on the building with the clock in front of you. Now it’s here.

G: At the end of the street, take …on the right; then ….n the left; and; then… on the left again. 

You’ll see another communal garden, …. If it’s closed, go a little bit further to reach the …; you can go and sit there and admire its architecture. It was the most important .. of what was in the 19th century the “Little Germany” district.

H: Then retrace your steps until …. take it on your left. 

The …..; along the way, you’ll see other communal gardens, each with its own particular style. The museum will then show you how these gardens have been developed. It also tells the story of the squatters and activists of the 1970s who made the district what it is still today. If you wish, find beforehand when to take a tour lead by the old actors of that time.

Next, head to ….

People take sun on the lawns, listen to jazz bands, read, chat and give you a glimpse of the neighborhood’s special atmosphere.

I & J: Follow…..

You’ll pass the unusual…. Comments about the place are varied so it’s up to you to see if you want to stop for ….; the sign is pretty, though.

Once at …., one of the two oldest ….in Manhattan, you can have a break on the pews; then take … St. on your left; you’ll reach …., your starting point, by way of ….

To explore more, Walk in NYC # 10, discovering Greenwich Village, will not be far from .. You can start it at Grace Church (point J) then walk to Union Square, its starting point; it will allow you to finish at Jefferson Market Library, the penultimate step of this trek (point I), and you will find there a metro station.

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