Part sightseeing tour, part scavenger hunt, part riddle-solving game, Gotham Mysteries is truly a unique way to learn about the landmarks and history of Greenwich Village, but is a far cry from the snore of a standard historical walking tour.
Instead, participants are treated to an afternoon of strolling and seeking out clues hidden around the Village, using hints that often illuminate interesting stories and facts related to the neighborhood's colorful past (and present).
In any case, it's great fun and a great way to meet people, as groups are generally divided into teams whose members may or may not already know one another.
Also, although I was already familiar with the neighborhood, I'd say that this experience would be be equally enjoyable (if not more so) for folks from outside the area, or New Yorkers who don't know Bleecker Street from St. Luke's Place.
Thanks for a great afternoon!
Pros: Grt way to discovr GV, Makes history fun, Gr way to meet people