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The Public Execution at Washington Square Park

Washington Square Park 1800s NYPL

The Epic Walking Tours Greenwich Village Variety Walking Tour visits Washington Square Park. The historical content in this article was retrieved from New York newspaper articles from 1819 and digital archives from the New York Public Library. Washington Square Park in Greenwich Village, New York, was not always filled with musicians, artists, bird feeders, chess […]

Edith Wharton and the Gilded Age in New York City

Vanderbilt Petit Chateau New York

The Epic Walking Tours Village Variety Walking Tour includes stops at the former Gilded Age homes of Edith Wharton and Cornelius and Eleanor Vanderbilt in Greenwich Village. Wharton’s most famous novel, The Age of Innocence, was published in 1921 by D. Appleton & Co. on 1 Bond St. in the Village. The exteriors of these […]