Attraction of the Week - Greenwich Village Walking Tour

By Go City Expert

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Arch at Washington Square Park[/caption] New York is known as the city that never sleeps and Greenwich Village is evidence of that claim. There's always something happening in Greenwich Village or "the Green District". Home to a diverse palette of dining establishments, NYU students and the ever-lively Washington Square Park, it's hard to get bored in this area. Like many other neighborhoods in New York, Greenwich Village has a rich artistic history. Writers like Edgar Allan Poe and artists like Jackson Pollock spent time cultivating the local creative scene. Modern day talents like Leonardo DiCaprio and Julia Roberts have also lived in the neighborhood. Washington Square Park is a beautiful 9 acre public park that unites some of the most creative individuals in the city. Street performers take residence in the park daily to dance, sing, play the piano and even juggle. Local festivities like the Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit and the Washington Square Film festival are great activities for the warmer months and attract huge crowds. If you'r sick of wondering around alone, take the Greenwich Village Walking Tour with your New York Pass. Available daily at 1:30pm.

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Columbus Day Parade In NYC

Columbus Day is a memorial to Christopher Columbus, the explorer widely credited with discovering America. Columbus was born in Italy, and lived from 1451 - 1506 Funded by the Spanish, Columbus was determined to find another route to South Asia. Columbus first lay eyes on America on October 12th, 1492. The rest, as they say, is history. Well, it's all history, but you know what we mean. The first Columbus Day was celebrated in 1792, 300 years later. Better late than never, right? Now you're nourished on some tasty morsels of key knowledge. Use it wisely, likely at the Columbus Day Parade. That's why you clicked this, right? Here's everything you need to know about the Columbus Day Parade in NYC. Celebrate in style. When is it? Why, this very October 14th. Rather than landing on the very day Chris saw the inviting shores of these United States, it takes place on the second Monday of every October. Hence, the 14th. Celebrations commence at 11:30am, and the parade concludes at around 3pm. So get there early if you want a good spot. And where is it? In New York, doy. But where in New York? Oh, sorry. Yes, well the famed parade starts on Fifth Avenue and 44th Street. From there, it heads northward towards 72nd Street. That's where the fun stops, and you officially have to go home. No, not really, it's just where the parade ends, silly! What can I expect? Well, you get to see all the wonders of the parade, don't you? This year is the 75th anniversary of NYC's Columbus Day Parade, so it's sure to be a good one. More than 35,000 people take part in the parade itself, so expect hundreds of floats and more than a handful of bands. You'll be joining around a million other revelers to celebrate, so it shouldn't be too busy. While lots of people like to set up around Central Park to get good views of the parade with surrounding bliss of the park's flora and fauna. But you're really good anywhere along the course. Another alternative is on 67th Street, as there's usually some live music around there. What can I do once it's over? Dry your tears, human. The whole of New York City is still yours to explore. It's a nationwide holiday, so do whatever you want! You could warm-up at your new favorite coffee spot, or brave the sea as Columbus did, and see New York as Columbus may have. The possibilities are endless! Let us know what you're looking forward to doing this Columbus Day in the comments below.
Dom Bewley

Emmy Award Winners 2019

Once again, the biggest night in television is over. The tuxes are back in the wardrobe, the highest of heels are back on the rack. But who were the Emmy winners in 2019? Well, there were definitely some surprises. Namely, the fact that Game of Thrones managed to win outstanding drama series in its final season, given it was more than a little divisive with fans. Another surprise is that neither Jared Harris nor Stellan Skarsgard managed to win for their career-defining performances in HBO's stellar Chernobyl. Though, thankfully, the writing and directing both took top honors, and Jharrel Jerome's win for When They See Us was fully deserved. Elsewhere, there were further wins for Peter Dinklage, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, and Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. Without further ado, here are all the Emmy winners for 2019: Emmy Winners 2019: Drama Outstanding Drama Series: Game of Thrones Lead Actor in a Drama Series: Billy Porter - Pose Lead Actress in a Drama Series: Jodie Comer - Killing Eve Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: Peter Dinklage - Game of Thrones Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: Julia Garner - Ozark Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series: Jason Bateman - Ozark Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series: Jesse Armstrong - Succession Emmy Winners 2019: Comedy Outstanding Comedy Series: Fleabag Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: Bill Hader - Barry Lead Actress in a Comedy Series: Phoebe Waller-Bridge - Fleabag Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: Tony Shalhoub - The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: Alex Borstein - The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series: Harry Bradbeer - Fleabag Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series: Phoebe Waller-Bridge - Fleabag Emmy Winners 2019: TV Movie/Limited Series Outstanding Television Movie: Bandersnatch Outstanding Limited Series: Chernobyl Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie: Jharrel Jerome - When They See Us Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie: Michelle Williams - Fosse/Verdon Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie: Ben Whishaw - A Very English Scandal Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie: Patricia Arquette - The Act Outstanding Directing for a Limited Series, Movie or Dramatic Special: Johan Renck - Chernobyl Outstanding Writing for a Limited Series, Movie or Dramatic Special: Craig Mazin - Chernobyl Emmy Winners 2019: Reality/Variety Series Outstanding Reality Competition Series: RuPaul's Drag Race Outstanding Variety Talk Series: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver Outstanding Variety Sketch Series: Saturday Night Live Outstanding Directing for a Variety Series: Don Roy King - Saturday Night Live Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver Thems your Emmy winners in 2019. If you've made it all the way to the end of this list, we're going to assume you're quite fond of the moving pictures. If you are, you'll surely know that some of entertainment's biggest films and TV shows have been set in New York. So, why not go and visit some of them? These are our favorites. The Friends Apartment Building West Village The Friends apartment building will be there for you, when the rain starts to p- sorry. Yes, while the apartments themselves were shot in a studio (sorry to break the illusion, there simply ain't enough space for the audience in a real New York apartment), you can definitely go and see the building shown in the establishing shots. They may have never lived there, and they may have never been actual real people, but you followed their lives. Their loves. Their foibles. So, go outside the apartment and use your imagination. Just don't call up their names. Real people live there. Bethesda Terrace and Fountain Central Park This iconic Central Park location has been in cinema for over a hundred years, so it's no surprise that it's the backdrop for many scenes in film and TV shows too. Sex and the City, Annie Hall, and even John Wick: Chapter 2 all had iconic scenes right by the fountain. Go and see it. It is lovely. Empire State Building Midtown Arguably New York's most iconic landmark, if not the world's, the Empire State Building has been a staple of American film and TV for decades. Superman knocked its antenna off, and then promptly put it back, while battling General Zod in Superman 2. King Kong famously scaled it way back in the 30's. And it was annihilated by aliens in action sci-fi epic Independence Day. If you've never been, or are hoping to revisit, make a day of it. Rockefeller Center Fitzrovia The home of NBC Studios, The Rockefeller Center houses some of the network's biggest shows like Emmy 2019 winners Saturday Night Live, and past winners 30 Rock. It's also another location for John Wick: Chapter 2 (boy does Mr. Wick get around NYC in that one), as well as The Godfather, Rocky III, Annie, and many, many others. If you don't know the building, you may well recognize the giant Christmas tree and ice rink they set up outside during the holidays. It features in Elf, Home Alone 2, and Serendipity. Go there. You will love it. New York Public Library 5th Avenue And finally, why not go visit the New York Public Library. Not only do you need to read more. You do. Stop pretending. You also get to see the site of some amazing movies. Revisit one of Ghostbusters' most iconic scenes, or where Spiderman went on his field trip before his fateful spider bite. And when you're done seeing all of your favorite NYC film locations in person, why not explore them virtually? What are your favorite iconic NYC landmarks from your most beloved films? Let us know in the comments below.
Dom Bewley

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