This walking tour, lasting around two hours, starts at St. Anthony's of Padua Church, the oldest existing Italian parish and the first Italian church in New York City, built in 1886. Learn about the Washington Square Park Arch and Judson Memorial Church designed by infamous playboy architect Stanford White. Saunter by Caffee Reggio, the first espresso and cappuccino coffee house in Greenwich Village founded in 1906. See the site of former, famous beatnik Cafe San Remo, frequented by poets Kerouac, Ginsberg and Burroughs. Enjoy samplings from Ben's Pizzeria and Mamoun's Felafel Restaurant. See the daily selection of homemade egg, chocolate, basil and lemon pastas at Raffetto's Pasta Shop. Finish off the tour by enjoying a tasty meatball and Italian dessert sample. Get your walking shoes ready! Learn about local history and lore, with Meatball Greg, your local guide. He'll give you the inside scoop on the history and culture of meatballs in this famous neighborhood.
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