There’s so much to explore in and around West Houston Street with Soho to the South and the West Village to the North.  Today, let’s paint in Washington Square Park and take LaGuardia Place to get there.

The West side of the street is still filled with old world charm

One of my favorite streetscapes, painted in watercolor and gouache, is LaGuardia Place leading up to Bleecker Street, and one can’t take this trek without stopping for a little something at Pasticceria Bruno.

Looking South at the entrance to Washington Square Park

Washington Square Park, at the foot of Fifth Avenue, offers everything from chess to music of every kind, wonderful gardens and a great place to paint.

West 3rd Street

By the time you leave the Park, it will no doubt be time for dinner.   Let me suggest West 3rd Street, right off LaGuardia Place.  This colorful streetscape includes everything from your corner deli to unforgettable  Italian at Il Mulino.

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