Alphabet City Walk, New York

Alphabet City Walk (Self Guided), New York

When you take a stroll through Alphabet City you could be forgiven for thinking that you have walked onto a movie set. This is gritty, urban New York with low-rise buildings and colorful characters on the streets. Situated in the East Village, but apart from it, this hip neighborhood has an independent and bohemian spirit, and in recent years has been cleaning itself up a bit.

Alphabet City is a good choice for clothes shopping with a number of small indie boutiques, where you can create a look that is uniquely yours. You will not see big chain stores in the neighborhood. Alphabet City also appeals because of its dozens of small restaurants, some expensive, others less so. For an enjoyable brunch, lunch or dinner there is a variety of culinary options throughout the area that won't let you down.

If you are after delicious food and ingredients, visit the weekly farmers' market in Tompkins Square Park. Purchase such delightful goodies as orchard fruit and berries, farmstead cheese, maple syrup and baked goods. There is also a dog run here and you may be able to catch a musical performance. Other events at the market include family-friendly activities, cooking demonstrations and seasonal festivals and celebrations.
How it works: A discovery walk features a route using which you can explore a popular city neighborhood on your own. This walk, along with other self-guided walks in over 1,000 cities, can be found on the app "GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities" which can be downloaded from iTunes App Store or Google Play to your mobile phone or tablet. The app's built-in GPS navigation functions allow following this walk route with ease. The app works both online and offline, so no data plan is needed when traveling abroad.

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Alphabet City Walk Map

Guide Name: Alphabet City Walk
Guide Location: USA » New York
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Discovery)
Travel Distance: 3.0 Km or 1.9 Miles
Author: Helen
Avenue A corner with East Houston Street

1) Avenue A corner with East Houston Street

Avenue A corner with East 7th Street

3) Avenue A corner with East 7th Street

288 East 10th Street, St. Nicholas of Myra

4) 288 East 10th Street, St. Nicholas of Myra

Avenue A corner with East 12th Street

7) Avenue A corner with East 12th Street

548 East 13th Street, The Bible Crusade Assembly of God

9) 548 East 13th Street, The Bible Crusade Assembly of God

205 Avenue B, Raul Candy Store

10) 205 Avenue B, Raul Candy Store

Avenue C corner with East 11th Street

11) Avenue C corner with East 11th Street

636-638 East 6th Street

12) 636-638 East 6th Street

238 East 3rd Street

14) 238 East 3rd Street

Avenue B corner with East Houston Street

15) Avenue B corner with East Houston Street

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