Greenwich Village PhotoTour
Greenwich Village Tour Part 1 of 3
Let's start our tour at the Arch in Washington Square Park.
At the end (or the beginning) of Fifth Avenue, this 77 foot high monument marks the centennial of our first President's inauguration.
The park, surrounded by New York University, maintains a carnival atmosphere year-round.
Street entertainers take over the center fountain to amuse the dog walkers, skateboarders, musicians and chess players who make full use of the park.
As we cross to the park's southwest corner, we find ourselves on MacDougal Street.
Although much of the fabled Beatnik-era ambiance is gone, you'll find coffeehouses like Caffe Reggio and Cafe Figaro which inspired writers such as Jack Kerouac and William Burroughs.
This ain't no Starbucks!