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Which Italian caffe made the first cappucino in NYC?

The Caffé Reggio, at 119 Macdougal Street in Greenwich Village, has been around since 1927. It still looks pretty much as it did when it opened and it is a must in that neighborhood – authentically Italian. They claim to have been the first to serve the first cappuccino in New York. It’s original owner, Domenico Parisi, has on display a beautiful espresso machine from 1902. The Ferrara Caffé, dating back to 1892, in Little Italy, claims they were the first ones to make the first cappuccino in New York City. Both caffés serve great cappuccinos and pastries. Try both… Read More


Vintage Village – West Tour

Everything on this walking tour is over 50, but you don’t have to be. Just have an interest in businesses, homes, theaters and beautiful neighborhoods celebrating 50+ years as part of the West Village of NYC. BOOK THIS TOUR  Distance: 2.5 miles Time: 2 hours Price: $25 per person (limit 20 people) Languages offered: English Please follow and like us:

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Jefferson Market Library: a library inside a landmark building

When local residents of Greenwich Village head to their local library, they see more than just books and periodicals. That is because the Jefferson Market Library is an architectural gem steeped with history. The Jefferson Market Branch of the New York Public Library is located at 425 Sixth Avenue at the corner of 10th Street. The building was originally built as the Third Judicial Courthouse from 1874-1877 and was designed by architects Frederick Clarke Withers and Calvert Vaux (who also was involved in designing Central Park). When it was completed the second floor (now the adult reading room) was a civil… Read More