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The Dark Side of Bohemia: Peace, Love, and Murder among the Hippies and the Beats, walking tour
September 25 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
One event on September 17, 2022 at 2:00 pm
One event on September 25, 2022 at 2:00 pm
One event on September 15, 2022 at 2:00 pm
People on the tour must bring a MetroCard or OMNY fare payment system, since they will take one short public bus ride from the East to the West Village.
Peace, Love, and Dismemberment - the flip side of a magical mystery tour, this “tragical history tour” will explore the dark side of utopian Greenwich Village bohemia. While the West Coast had the Manson family, NYC had its own bizarre and mysterious and occult-tinged homicides. Join us as we explore the halcyon-but-gritty era of 1958 – 1988 in both the East and West Village and shine a light on the hidden worlds of the hippies, the Beats, and the yuppies.
Meet at the SW corner of East 9th Street and Avenue C, by the entrance to the community garden. The nearest storefront address is 137 Avenue C, New York, NY 10009
Your tour guide, Eddie Newton, is New York City's leading true crime historian. He has been interviewed by The New York Times on the subject. He recently collaborated with Oxygen/NBCUniversal television on their 2022 TV series, New York Homicide. He is an attorney and 25-year resident of Manhattan.