Sight Seeing in Greenwich Village



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Sight seeing in Greenwich Village can be fun as long as you visit the right places. One site worth checking out is Washington Square Park. The park, spanning 9 1/2 acres, attracts nearby New York University students as well as street musicians, jugglers, skateboarders, and plenty of tourists. Many people go here to walk their dogs or let their kids play. As fun as Washington Square Park can be, those who believe in ghosts might want to avoid it. The park began as a cemetery and there are still between 10,000 and 20,000 people buried under Washington Square Park to this day.

 
CitySights NY During spring, summer and fall, another great place to visit in Greenwich Village is the Jefferson Market Garden. Located one third of an acre, Jefferson Market Garden is a getaway from the bright lights and loud noises of Manhattan. Outdoor events for children and adults are frequently held at this location. The garden was named after an early 19th century food market that was located on the grounds. There is a public library next to Jefferson Market Garden designed in the style of a Victorian Gothic Library. Before it was a garden, this location held a women’s prison.
 
The Forbes Galleries, located in the lobby of Forbes Magazine’s headquarters, are free to enter. The galleries include the BC Forbes Gallery, Jewelry Gallery and the Carrere Gallery. Exhibits within each gallery change frequently. Group tours can be booked in the galleries and picture taking is not permitted. Children under 16 cannot get into the galleries unless an adult is with them. Group reservations can be made in advance by calling The Frobes Galleries.
 
Greenwich Village, located in Manhattan, can be a fascinating place to visit. The Village offers cultural experiences and many unique boutiques for shopping.

 

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