Free tour of the Village and the New York counterculture

Duration: 1h and 30min
Languages: Spanish
Registered on June 26, 2019

I am Andrea Kropman, Uruguayan by birth and currently residing in New York. I studied Social Communication in Uruguay, and in Spain I worked for 15 years as Coordinator of Digital Communication. In 2010, I started with the project "Jane's Walks" in Madrid, an international initiative that pays tribute to Jane Jacobs. In recent years I alternated my work as a communicator with the design of tours of the cities I lived in: Madrid, Barcelona and London. Upon arriving in NYC, I became an Official Tourism Guide. You will find me guiding tours of various walking tour agencies and you can check the quality of my work through the opinions of other people who enjoyed my tours. As an inhabitant and migrant from different cities, I have a social and global vision that will provide you with daily information and reveal unknown data.

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    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free
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Tour description

We will travel to see the bohemian neighborhood of New York, the tumultuous 20's, the rude 70's and the movement of the 80's. We will start in Washington Square , to see the ateliers of nearby painters and sculptors. We will continue to the house of the first bohemian writer who lived in the neighborhood, Edgard Allan Poe.

In the West of the Village to discover the oldest houses in which we will tell about the hideouts and refuges of New York bohemia through the ages. We will go to the Cherry Theater , to see the oldest theater with off-Broadway classification . We will continue to Chumley's clandestine bar , we will discover the escape doors of its clients, when the police came to comply with the Prohibition Law. We will continue making a stop at the emblematic building from the Friends series.

In the final stretch of the tour we will arrive at the place where the first LGBTQ Pride Demonstration was held and the scene where the riots took place on June 28, 1969, Stonewall Inn . You will know the history of the bucolic Gay street and the amazing origin of its name.

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Washington Square N, New York, NY 100...
    Washington Square N, New York, NY 10012, USA
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    We'll meet in Washington Square. The guide will be with a yellow umbrella and backpack.

  • 1
    Outside visit
    washington square park
  • 2
    Outside visit
    Stonewall Inn
  • 3
    Outside visit
    Cherry Lane Theater
  • 4
    Outside visit
    Cafe Wha?
  • 5
    Outside visit
    Comedy Cellar
  • 6
    Outside visit
    Arthur's Tavern
  • 7
    Outside visit
    Jefferson Market Library

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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camila 07 May 2024
Buenos Aires

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Travelled alone - May 2024
La verdad el tour estuvo buenisimo, Andrea muy copada y sabía un montón de cosas que nos contó muy interesantes. Sin duda repetiré otro tour con ella.
Delfina 02 Apr 2024
Buenos Aires

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Travelled in group - Mar 2024
Muy buena la guiada de Andrea. Esta bueno que el tour dure 1 hora y media así no se hace tan largo. En ese tiempo logramos recorrer a full la zona del Village. Super interesante toda la información que nos dieron. Recomiendo!
Mario 08 Dec 2023
Tavernes Blanques

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Travelled in group - Dec 2023
Perfecto la guía y el recorrido.
J.Angel 07 Dec 2023

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Travelled in couple - Dec 2023
Entretenida, amena e interesante, guia muy profesional
Dulce 02 Nov 2023
Mexico City

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Travelled alone - Oct 2023
Me gustaría que fuera más largo el tour. Todo es muy rápido. La guía es sumamente amable y agradable
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Who is this tour for?

Does not accept large group reservations.

What should you know?

Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Electronic or credit card payment is accepted.
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