A good place to walk is in the West VIllage – a section of the city that manages to preserve a low-key, everyone-knows-everyone feel and picturesque charm.
So this journey begins on Christopher Street and meanders along Hudson Street, Washington Street and West 13th Street.
Note: my walks are not meant to be followed literally, rather they are offered as an inspiration for you to create your own adventure.
West 13th Street
Getting a flavor of the area
Stonewall National Monument
Original address of the Stonewall Inn, where a raid by the NYPD on June 27, 1969, resulted in a riot led by drag queens that sparked the gay liberation movement.
Lucille Lortel, known as the Queen of Off Broadway, There is a mini-walk of fame outside the theatre featuring famed playwrights. Ed Asner, Jerry Ohrbach, Charlotte Rae, Jerry Stiller and Bea Arthur as well as Sting and Cyndi Lauper have appeared here.
There is a lovely garden at St. Luke in the fields church at Christopher and Hudson Streets
I am an educator who has worked in Woodstock NY, Rhinebeck NY, Salisbury CT and who has lived in Rhinebeck, Wilmington NC and New York City. I have been interested in photography since the '60s. I enjoy walking as a hobby and have taken quite a few pictures during these strolls. I share some of these adventures on thombradley.org or www.thombradley.wordpress.com.
In addition, I share photographs from my collection on
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