Streetwise Greenwich Village Map - Laminated Street Map of Greenwich Village, NY - Folding Pocket Size Travel Map With Subway (2012)

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2012 UPDATED Streetwise Greenwich Village Map - Laminated Street Map of Greenwich Village, NY - Folding pocket size travel map with integrated subway station stops

This map covers the following areas:
Main Greenwich Village Map 1:17,000

The STREETWISE® Greenwich Village Map doesn’t just cover Greenwich Village, but everything south of 14th street and north of Chambers street, from the east River to the Hudson....

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Overview

2012 UPDATED Streetwise Greenwich Village Map - Laminated Street Map of Greenwich Village, NY - Folding pocket size travel map with integrated subway station stops

This map covers the following areas:
Main Greenwich Village Map 1:17,000

The STREETWISE® Greenwich Village Map doesn’t just cover Greenwich Village, but everything south of 14th street and north of Chambers street, from the east River to the Hudson. Within these boundaries are some of the most colorful neighborhoods in Manhattan. While times have changed and the area may not be as bohemian as it once was, the influx of professionals has certainly not eradicated the independent spirit of each neighborhood. The area is also such a prime gastronomic destination that this is one of the few STREETWISE® Maps to feature restaurants not only highlighted on the map, but also included in the index.

While a few ultra modern condo buildings have shot up recently, Greenwich Village is still a collection of brownstones and townhouses on small tree lined streets. There’s an academic atmosphere fueled by students of New York University, the New School, Parsons School of Design and Cardozo Law School. A longtime center for gays and lesbians, the Village isn’t as shocking as it used to be. The annual Halloween parade is still a great sight to see, but the neighborhood is more of a restaurant destination than the flame throwing extravaganza that it once was.

The East Village has gentrified as well. St Marks Place was Punk Rock Central in the 70’s and 80’s, and while there will always be a few multicolored Mohawks hanging around Trash& Vaudeville (the original American punk rock hangout), the cleaned up Tompkins Square park has attracted uptowners looking for a deal. There are plenty of great restaurants in the area catering to all tastes.

In between the east Village and the West Village lies NoHo (NOrth of HOuston) and NoLita (NOrth of Little ITAly). Renovated lofts and tenements share the neighborhood with unrenovated buildings, making it a bit scruffier that SoHo or Tribeca. The Lower East Side originally was a neighborhood of immigrants jam-packed into tenements, pushcarts and small ethnic shops. It’s still a neighborhood of shops where you’ll find bargains a plenty and it’s the home of some of the more innovative restaurants in the city.

Chinatown's frenetic atmosphere is punctuated by stores selling various decipherable and undecipherable goods. Shop for treasures to take home or find a good Dim Sum restaurant and let the dumpling parade begin.

SoHo is an upscale shopping bonanza with labels such as Chanel, Prada and even Bloomingdale’s. Tribeca is a close-knit neighborhood of lofts, taverns, galleries and restaurants. The Tribeca FilmFestival, held each spring, brings visitors from all over New York and the world to see the diverse selection of offerings, some shown in an open air “drive-in” set up along the Hudson.

Each of these neighborhoods is delineated by color and fully indexed with listing of streets, parks, bookstores, cinemas, clubs, colleges, hotels, museums, points of interest, post offices, restaurants, shopping and theaters. Subway stops are also clearly marked.

Our pocket size map of Greenwich Village is laminated for durability and accordion folding for effortless use. The STREETWISE® Greenwich Village map is one of many detailed and easy-to-read city street maps designed and published by STREETWISE®. Buy your STREETWISE® Greenwich Village map today and you too can navigate the village like a native. For a larger selection of our detailed travel maps simply type STREETWISE MAPS into the Barnes & Noble search bar.

About STREETWISE® Maps

STREETWISE® is the first map to be designed with modern graphics and is the originator of the laminated, accordion-fold map format. We've set the standard that every map company has imitated but never duplicated. Our mission is to make you feel comfortable, to make you feel safe in a place where you've never been before and to enable you to experience a familiar place more fully.

The company was founded in 1984 by Michael Brown, who had been in international publishing for many years, setting up subsidiaries for textbook publishers. In the 1970's, Brown traveled extensively throughout Africa, India, the Middle East and Southeast Asia. Brown would take a large paper map, cut out the city center, folded it up and slip it into his pocket, thus preventing him from looking like a tourist in areas where discretion is the better part of travel. This was his tool for surviving.

After many years on the road, Brown settled back in New York and decided to start his own business, based on the adaptations he had made to maps in his travels. His goal was to give someone the ability to navigate easily in unfamiliar terrain.

He started with a new map format: the accordion fold. Such a simple idea, but at the time it was revolutionary. No more struggling to fold an awkward, oversized paper map. This new format would enable the user to blend in like a native, instead of stick out like a tourist. Brown then added lamination to ensure that the map would be a lasting tool.

More important than the format was the design of the map itself. It had to be a map that not only succeeded above and beyond any map he had used, but was esthetically appealing as well. The look of it had to be as striking as the functionality. Color was introduced in a way that was never seen before in a map - vivid purple for water, soothing gray for the background of street grids, gold to highlight elements of the map. Clarity, conciseness and convenience in a very stylish package.

Building the business was a 24 hour job. Brown sold the maps during the day, zipping around Manhattan making deliveries on his Harley Davidson. At night he packed the orders and did the design work. More titles were added, each title requiring months of research and design.

Today, STREETWISE® produces over 130 titles for major destinations, regions and countries throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, Australia, Europe, the United Kingdom and Asia. We have grown from the back of a motorcycle to selling millions of maps around the world.

Yet each title is still painstakingly researched and updated. STREETWISE® is one of the only, if not THE only map company that conducts research by walking or driving an area to ensure accuracy. After all, what good is the map if what you hold in your hands doesn't match what you see on the street sign? This lengthy fact checking results in superior accuracy; in effect, we've done the work, now you have the adventure.

In the end, it's not about the map, it's about getting out and finding your own authentic experience wherever you go. It's about being in a city or a region and discovering things that you never thought you would find. You can do this if you have confidence and you have confidence if you have a great map. STREETWISE® is the great map that you need.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781931257008
  • Publisher: Streetwise Maps, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 12/1/2012
  • Series: Streetwise Series
  • Edition description: Revised and Laminated Map
  • Edition number: 2012
  • Sales rank: 936,920
  • Product dimensions: 40.00 (w) x 85.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

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