SPRING 2021 ARCHITECTURE WALKING TOUR: WEST VILLAGE

Welcome to the West Village!

From its beginnings as an extension of Greenwich Village, the West Village has been home to famous names, historical figures, notable architecture, important commerce, and iconic, tree-lined streets. When a young girl dreams of moving to New York City, she’s likely envisioning walking down a block like so many of these, flanked by stoops and charming restaurants. It’s almost as if every adventure you’d want in the Big Apple can be found in this downtown neighborhood.

The West Village remains an alluring epicenter of New York City culture. You’ll be hard-pressed to show a visiting friend around town and not stop somewhere among these quaint streets. We’re excited to show you more today. Thank you so much for being with us.

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1. Washington Mews 11. Hess Triangle
2. Washington Square Arch  12. Stonewall National Monument
3. Cafe Reggio 13. Champagne Stop at West Village Knit and Needle
4. Father Demo Square 14. Jefferson Market Library
5. Taylor Swift’s Past Apartment 15. Carrie Bradshaw’s Apartment
6. Champagne Stop at Reiss 16. Champagne Stop at ba&sh
7. Lunch at Cafe Reggio, The Warren or Cafe Kitsune 17. 121 Charles St
8. 77 Bedford St 18. 132 Charles St
9. Friends Apartment 19. 56 Bank St 
10. Grove Court 20. Champagne Stop at Maje and Sandro 

 




1. Washington Mews

Between 5th Avenue and University Place

North of Washington Square Park

Historic gated street in the Greenwich Village.

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2. Washington Square Arch 

On Washington Square North at 5th Avenue

A marble Roman triumphal arch in Washington Square Park.

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3. Cafe Reggio

119 MacDougal St

Historic Italian cafe.

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4. Father Demo Square

220 Bleecker St

Between 6th Ave, Carmine St and Bleecker St

Triangular park and piazza named after Father Antonio Demo.

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5. Taylor Swift’s Past Apartment

23 Cornelia St

Between Bleecker St and West 4th St

Apartment once owned by Taylor Swift.

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6. Champagne Stop at Reiss

309-313 Bleecker St

Between Grove St and 7th Ave S

British fashion brand retail store.

10% discount to tour goers

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7. Lunch at Cafe Reggio, The Warren, or Cafe Kitsune

Cafe Reggio: 119 MacDougal St

Coffee shop serving soup, sandwiches, salads and more.

10% discount for tour goers

The Warren: 131 Christopher St

Local bar and gastropub serving American fare.

Free brunch cocktail for tour goers

Cafe Kitsune: 550 Hudson St

Cafe serving coffee, and various food items.

Kickback to the League

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8. Issacs-Hendricks House

77 Bedford St

On the corner of Bedford St and Commerce St

Home from the 1800’s once owned by Joshua Issacs and Harmon Hendricks.

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9. Friends Apartment

90 Bedford St

On the corner of Bedford St and Grove St

Building used as the exterior for the apartment in the show Friends.

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10. Grove Court

On Grove St

Between 10 Grove St and 12 Grove St

Secluded alley of beautiful pre-Civil War homes.

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11. Hess Triangle

110 7th Ave s

On the corner of Christopher St and 7th Ave S

New York City’s smallest piece of private property.

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12. Stonewall National Monument

Within Christopher Park

Between Christopher St, Grove St and West 4th St

First U.S. National Monument dedicated to LGBT rights and history.

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13. Champagne Stop at West Village Knit and Needle

225 W 10th St

Between Hudson St and Bleecker St

Local arts and crafts store.

10% discount for tour goers

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14. Jefferson Market Library

425 6th Ave

Between 6th Ave and West 10th St

National Historic Landmark that once used to be a courthouse.

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15. Carrie Bradshaw’s Apartment

64 Perry St

Between Bleecker St and West 4th St

Apartment used for filming in “Sex and the City”.

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16. Champagne Stop at ba&sh

403 Bleecker St

On the corner of Bleecker St and W 11th St

10% discount for tour goers

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17. 121 Charles St

On the corner of Greenwich St and Charles St

200 year old farmhouse in the West Village.

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18. 132 Charles St

Between Washington St and Greenwich St

One of the oldest homes in the West Village.

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19. 56 Bank St

Between Bleecker St and West 4th St

Home with various famous owners.

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20. Champagne Stop at Maje and Sandro

415-417 Bleecker St

On the corner of Bleecker St and Bank St

30% discount for tour goers

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