The 24th of this month will mark the 100th anniversary of the declaration of “The Independent Republic of Greenwich Village”. On the evening of January 24th 1917 a group of Greenwich Villagers and the artist Marcel Duchamp ascended the stairs in the Washington arch to a room at the top where they partied before going to the roof. They decorated the edges of the roof with colored crepe paper, shot off cap guns and declared the Independent Republic of Greenwich Village.
There are two statues of Washington on either side of his arch at Washington Square Park, New York City. The one on the east side, depicting him in peace, was sculpted by Alexander Stirling Calder. His son, Alexander Calder, created the mobile. Stamford White designed the Arch. #walkingtour #sightseeing #nyctours #nysights #newyorkwalks #marcsvillagewalk #greenwichvillage #nyhistory #history
Alexander Hamilton, first treasurer of the United States, expired here in Greenwich Village, NY, after his duel with Aaron Burr. I will show you where and tell you more during my tour.
Book a Walk on Viator
In addition to my website you may now book Marc’s Village Walking Tours on Viator. The Fall weather is perfect for walks. Hope to see some of you soon.
Cooler weather and makes our walks through history more enjoyable.
As we wind through the heart of Greenwich Village and its most picturesque streets you will hear some intriguing stories: