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Uncle Sam's New York's Edgar Allen Poe Greenwich Village Tour

March 12, 2009 - by City Guide News Desk
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Dive deep into the lively and fascinating background of one of New York City’s coolest, most bohemian neighborhoods, Greenwich Village. Located on Manhattan’s lower-west side, Greenwich Village is the birthplace of some of America’s most famous art movements and has fostered some of the most well-known works from beatniks, writers and poets, alike. Get inspired and take home a great story by exploring a neighborhood you’ve heard of, but never broken into.

Join Uncle Sam’s New York for a walking tour of New York’s Greenwich Village and see the following sites:  
 
Washington Square - As the spiritual hub of Greenwich Village, Washington Square is an unofficial campus for New York University and has been the gathering place for students, artists, and philosophers for over a hundred years.  People play instruments, paint, draw and debate theories in this park. 

Waverly Place - This famous street contains some of New York’s most characteristic pieces of architecture and houses famous literary landmarks and restaurants. As the former epicenter for American literature, Waverly Place has seen famous writers like William Cullen Bryant, Herman Melville and Edgar Allan Poe develop their crafts. Today Waverly Place faces a struggle for historic preservation and continues to tell the story of New York’s dignified history. 

Christopher Street - Visit historic landmarks such as Saint Vincent’s Hospital where Jack Kerouac was treated for barroom brawling, Edna St. Vincent Millay took her name and where Welsh poet, Dylan Thomas, died. Uncle Sam’s New York also brings you to Tiles for America, the somber site where all victims of the September 11th attacks have received tiles for permanent remembrance and the Village Vanguard, the oldest continuously used jazz club in New York.

Bleecker Street - A great place for people watching, shopping, and most importantly, food, Bleecker Street is arguably one of the most lively and colorful parts of New York. As an institution for the New York film scene and home to New York’s famous Little Italy, Bleecker Street offers some of the best all-around culture and lively experiences one finds in New York.

West 3rd Street - Come and experience the actual site where Edgar Allen Poe lived and wrote some of his most famous works on New York’s West 3rd St. For any literary buff, this is the one of the most significant and historic places for the romanticism movement. Here the façade has been rebuilt within the current structure along with a memorial plaque to commemorate Poe’s time here. 

For more information on Uncle Sam's New York tours, call 917-655-0906 or visit www.unclesamsnewyork.com. Tickets for the Edgar Allen Poe Greenwich Village Tour can be purchased by clicking here.

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