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Explore Union Square and Greenwich Village

Union Square

Continue riding an M2, 3, or 5 bus southbound on Fifth to 16th Street.

Then walk eastbound on 16th one block to Union Square Park.

If this park looks familiar, it should. This has been the venue of several Donald Trump Apprentice show projects.

New Yorkers love this area. On Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday, gourmet chefs converge on the square for its famed green market.

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Greenwich Village

From the park, walk back to Fifth Avenue along 14th Street.

Then go southbound on Fifth to Washington Square. You're now in the heart of Greenwich Village, the home of New York University.

Washington Square Park is a treat. Artists and a motley crew of New York characters fill the small park in pleasant weather. Warm weekend days are especially active.

Walk into the park toward the arch and then stroll slightly left.

Then exit the park and go south on LaGuardia Place.

Turn right on Bleecker Street with its small clubs, sacred ground of the 1950's and 1960's folk music movement in America. Bob Dylan and others built their reputations here.

Turn right on MacDougal Street, another interesting street, and walk north.

At the corner of Washington Square, turn left on Fourth Street (called Washington Square South east of here), and continue westbound toward the Avenue of the Americas.

After crossing the Avenue of the Americas, Fourth Street veers slightly to the right.

Continue on Fourth to Sheridan Square.

Sheridan Square - West Village

Sheridan Square lies in the heart of the West Village, the most charming portion of Greenwich Village that has been least touched by change.

During the day, you may wish to explore the architecture and little shops along some of the side streets in this area. At night, stay with other people along the busier streets in this predominately gay part of Greenwich Village.

The area around Sheridan Square became the first centre of the gay rights movement in the United States, just as Greenwich Village has been at the forefront of various social and political movements for over a hundred years. Like southern California and London, Greenwich Village has been an incubator of cultural change.

If you are tired by now, Sheridan Square has a subway station with frequent service back to Midtown. Otherwise, board the 1 or 9 subway lines at Sheridan Square and travel southbound to the Rector Street station. You can view these routes on the New York Transit Authority site.

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Go to >> Lincoln Center and Upper East Side
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Go to >> Fifth Avenue, Grand Army Plaza, and Plaza Hotel
Go to >> Miracle Mile and Rockefeller Center
Go to >> Public Library and Empire State Building
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Go to >> Ground Zero and Wall Street
Go to >> Battery Park, Ellis Island, NYC Harbour
Go to >> Chinatown and Little Italy

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