Washington Square Park is a real treat. Artists
and a motley crew of New York characters (including sometimes Dr. V) fill the small park in
pleasant weather. Warm weekend days are especially active.
Walk into the park toward the arch and then stroll
Then exit the park and go south on LaGuardia
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. During 2017, Bob Dylan received the Nobel Prize for Literature.
Turn right on MacDougal Street, another lively and 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.
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 LGBTQ 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. As with Southern California
and London, Greenwich Village has long been an incubator of cultural
The U.S. National Park Park Service recently established the Stonewall National Monument to honour the historical significance of Sheridan Square.
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 Chambers Street station.
Then walk south down Broadway to the World Trade Center complex.