Group Outings in NYC

The Secrets of
Greenwich Village
Scavenger Hunt

  • public
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  • adults
  • outdoor

The Secrets of Greenwich Village Scavenger Hunt

Recommended by the New York Times, Time Out New York, and New York magazine!

On our most popular outdoor team-building adventure, you and your team will go on a whirlwind tour of the best of Greenwich Village—the historic places, famous people, movie locations, nooks and crannies, and much more.

Your team might search for…

  • The homes and haunts of Mark Twain, Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, e.e. cummings, Richard Wright, Willa Cather, Saul Bellow, Caleb Carr, Henry James, and Louisa May Alcott
  • A former poet laureate’s house that blew up when it harbored a terrorist bomb factory
  • A former courthouse that was the scene of a sensational trial that was the basis for Ragtime
  • Locations used in such movies as When Harry Met Sally…, Spider-Man 2, Crimes and Misdemeanors, Big Daddy, Serpico, Barefoot in the Park, The Hours, and many more
  • Two secret cemeteries
  • The narrowest house in the Village (if not the city), next to the oldest house
  • The homes and haunts of F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, Thomas Paine, William Steig (the creator of Shrek), O. Henry, Washington Irving, and other famous folks
  • TV locations, including the Friends apartment building as well as the block that posed as Paris on the Sex and the City finale
  • A former speakeasy with a secret entrance
  • The charming enclave that once was known as Mixed Ale Alley

No knowledge of the area is necessary to play or even to win. You just need sharp eyes, comfy shoes, and good teamwork.

This hunt comes in two versions for private groups: a 90-minute edition, from Washington Square Park to Seventh Avenue, and a two-hour edition, which adds the charming, winding streets west of Seventh Avenue. 

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