Explore the quirky West Village on this SNY tour — we will see the narrowest residential building in the city; a dormant “volcano”; the building that faces the same two streets; a remnant of a long-lost cemetery; a street with two names — on different sides of the street; a hidden alley behind a bend in a road; the numbered street that defies physics; the jail that became a library; and more! Finish with lunch at the Waverly Diner.

WHEN: Sunday, July 22nd, 12 NOON


WHERE: Meet at the southeast corner of Varick and West Houston Streets at the #1 train entrance/exit

HOW MUCH: $20; $15 for Greater Astoria Historical Society members

HOW LONG: approximately 2-2.5 hours

TERRAIN: Mostly flat. Rain or shine, within reason. Heavy rain or a tropical storm will postpone.

RSVP: or Walkups welcome.

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  1. rm says:

    I spent over 40 years in the West Village – watched the soul of it stripped away, slowly, decade after decade. It was a sign of things to come. After a brutal eviction I was pushed out in 2015.

    Recently I visited the Village. My what a vapid filthy smelly wasteland of soulless rich people and overpriced restaurants/shops. Sad to see what it became, not even a caricature of itself but instead a mockery.
    At least the pizza is still good and so are the cannoli. But what a rip off.

    BTW The Northern Dispensary was my dentist in the 70s. I was quite poor then.

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