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3.2 Miles
90 Min
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In the 1970s, Lower Manhattan was sliding into decay. Within this negative space emerged a new subculture. We’ll call them punks, even if they didn’t at first. We’ll peer into the shuttered storefronts, and reminisce on an intense period of artistic expression. Join us to retrace the steps of poets, photographers, painters and performers who defined punk. This walk was created in the summer of 2020.

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1. Washington Square Park

1. Washington Square Park

2. Jimi Hendrix & Bob Dylan

3. Mural: The Spirit of Greenwich Village

4. Electric Lady Studios

5. Village Coffeehouses

6. A Creative Mecca

7. Punk Photography

8. Gerde's Folk City

9. Caffe Reggio

10. Cafe Wha?

11. The Gaslight Cafe

12. Tom Verlaine

13. Cafe Bizarre

14. Judson Memorial Church

15. Off-Off-Broadway

16. Cross Laguardia

17. Blank Generation

18. The Bottom Line

19. Mercer Arts Center

20. Keith Haring's Studio

21. Sid & Nancy

22. Studio Rivbea

23. Loft Life

24. Basquiat's Studio

25. The Bowery

26. CBGBs

27. Extra Place

28. Culture Wars

29. Jayne County

30. The CBGB Theater

31. La MaMa

32. The Village Voice

33. McSorley's Old Ale House

34. Felice Rosser

35. Fillmore East

36. Gem Spa

37. DIY in the East Village

38. St. Mark's Church

39. Electric Poetry

40. Punk Magazine

41. Trash and Vaudeville

42. Tompkins Square Park


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I’ve taken two NYC tours — SoHo and the East Village — and they were wondrous and riveting. This is an exciting new way to take an audio tour.

Flawless experience, great content

The app succeeds doing the 2 things it needs to do - First, it easily and correctly guides you, while providing clear walking instructions and seamless auto play. The app “gets out of the way” and allows you to simply follow the route and listen to the tour. Second, the tours themselves are great. I’ve done a couple around the New York area and they have a great balance of theme, random tidbits, landmarks, etc and are super fun. Can’t wait for more of these high quality tours to drop!


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