2013 House Tour offers unique views of Greenwich Village

The horsewalk is visible on the left side of this photograph.

The horsewalk is visible on the left side of this photograph.

One of the most exciting parts of the Annual Village House Tour Benefit, taking place this year on Sunday, May 5, is the chance you have of seeing the many twists and turns and unexpected places of the Village. Two years ago, the tour featured a 350-square foot apartment, located within a Coop of five buildings all centered around a central courtyard.

A shared courtyard featured on the 2011 Annual Village House Tour Benefit.

A shared courtyard featured on the 2011 Annual Village House Tour Benefit.

The entry to the apartment featured on that tour was located through a horse walk that dates to when the building was built in 1852. Tour guests enjoyed some time in the courtyard, explored the private horsewalk, and viewed the inside and out of the historic backhouse. This year, hidden views include an array of back gardens on 12th Street, a roof top view of downtown, including the Jefferson Market Library clock tower, and a commanding view of “Le Gendarme” apartments, a former police precinct built during Theodore Roosevelt’s tenure as police commissioner.

Advance tickets for the tour are available now through May 4 on the GVSHP website.


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avatar Sheryl Woodruff is GVSHP's Senior Director of Operations.