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- 98%Local Culture
- 75%History Buffs
- 62%Nightlife Lovers
- 62%Budget Travelers
- 57%Art & Design Lovers
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- Greenwich VillageAmbassadorMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 6May 07, 2014
Greenwich Village is a less touristy part of Manhattan but it's a great neighborhood and home to Washington Square Park and a number of good small restaurants, and unique boutique clothing stores.Recommended for:
- Greenwich VillageMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 10Mar 04, 2014
One of the best neighborhoods in NYC. Great boutiques, music stores, cafés, bookstores, and restaurants. Check out 10th street between 5th and 6th ave. It is one of the prettiest blocks in the city!
- Greenwich VillageMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 4Nov 01, 2013
One of the more attractive neighborhoods in the city. What's not to like about Washington Square Park and mom and pop retail.
The proximity to NYU makes things a bit crowded and pulls them down market a but this is a must see in the city.Recommended for:
- Greenwich VillageAmbassadorMember ofLocal CultureStudentsBackpackersAdventure TravelersOct 28, 2013
The Village is an entity all on its own. Hip, edgy, and slightly eclectic - though not as glitzy as SoHo. It's a great place to stroll around a park, sip a latte, or just watch the community pass you by.Recommended for:
- Greenwich VillageMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 2Mar 04, 2014
I love Greenwich Village. It's one of my favorite enclaves in New York City due to its cobble stone streets, and mix of cafes, bohemian boutiques, and restaurants. When spring arrives, the cherry blossom trees emerge in full force, making Greenwich Village more lovely and picturesque.Recommended for:
- Greenwich VillageMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 6Sep 21, 2013
If you've never been to New York before and you want to get a feel for the Greenwich Village scene, hang out in Washington Square Park. The park is named for the triumphal arch of George Washington, which you can see all the way up 5th avenue from the 30's on down. Washington Square is bordered by a number of NYU buildings and some of the Village's best cafes. Washington Square also has built in chess tables where you can take on the masters of the streets. The street food around the square is usually quite good and cheap.Recommended for:
- Greenwich VillageAug 23, 2013
The West Village is the western portion of the Greenwich Village neighborhood in the New York City borough of Manhattan. The area is usually defined as bounded by the Hudson River on the west and either Sixth Avenue or Seventh Avenue on the east, extending from 14th Street down to Houston Street. The Far West Village extends from the Hudson River to Hudson Street. Bordering neighborhoods include Chelsea to the north, the South Village, and the newly invented (2009) area called Hudson Square to the south, and Central Village to the east. The neighborhood is primarily residential, with a multitude of small restaurants, shops and services. The area is part of Manhattan Community Board 2 and the Sixth Precinct of the New York Police Department. The Sixth Precinct also covers an area east of the West Village between Sixth Avenue and Broadway from Houston to 14th Street.
Known as "Little Bohemia" starting in 1916, West Village is the center of the bohemian lifestyle on the West Side, with classic artist's lofts (Westbeth Artists Community), Julian Schnabel's Palazzo Chupi, and new residential towers designed by American architect Richard Meier facing the Hudson River at 173/176 Perry Street.
The High Line connects the historic district to the art galleries in Chelsea and points north. The elevated train tracks running parallel to Tenth Avenue have been converted to an open greenway. The tracks once served the businesses in the area, but have been long abandoned. Instead of demolishing the structure, the unique features have been used to benefit the entire city.
The neighborhood is distinguished by streets that are "off the grid" — set at an angle to the other streets in Manhattan — sometimes confusing both tourists and city residents alike. These roads were laid out in an 18th-century grid plan, approximately parallel or perpendicular to the Hudson, long before the Commissioners' Plan of 1811 which created the main street grid plan for later parts of the city. Even streets that were given numbers in the 19th century to make them nominally part of the grid can be idiosyncratic, at best. West 4th Street, formerly Asylum Street, crosses West 10th, 11th and 12th Streets, ending at an intersection with West 13th Street. Heading north on Greenwich Street, West 12th Street is separated by three blocks from Little West 12th Street, which in turn is one block south of West 13th Street.
The Meatpacking District at the north end of this neighborhood, also known as the "Gansevoort Historic District" and MEPA, is filled with trendy boutiques and night clubs.
Beginning in the early 1980s, residential development spread in the Far West Village, between the Hudson River and Hudson Street from West Houston to West 14th Streets.
CREDIT : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/West_Village
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- Greenwich VillageMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsBackpackersOct 04, 2012
This is like South Street in Philadelphia or Soho in London. Great place to people watch and tons of cool little stores. If you are looking for a place to find second hand clothing or are a music junkie like myself this is the place to go.
- Greenwich VillageMember ofLocal CultureFoodiesWellness+ 4Aug 24, 2012
I have lived in the Village for a year now. You can never get tired or bored here. Washington Square Park is the heart and center of the Village. There are great bars and restaurants around that are affordable.
- Greenwich VillageAug 09, 2012
Greenwich is adorable. I don't know if I'm really allowed to call any part of New York adorable, but I just did. It was enchanting and fun and cute. I was there during February and it was bitter cold, but it was still all of the things I just listed plus a thousand more I can't put into words.
- Greenwich VillageJul 06, 2012
great little area with a lot of small boutiques with some interesting stuff. there are also some really cool bars in this area but beware of getting lost, especially at night. the best way to experience the area is to just walk around and stumble across interesting places
- Greenwich VillageJul 05, 2012
Great spot, what with the enlightened NYU crowd and all. Home (a long time ago) to what was once cool and cutting edge in NYC, the village is now gentrified and filled with posers. Still, (at least for me) it retains a sense of good vibrations and should be on a tourist's to-do list.
- Greenwich VillageJul 05, 2012
I lived here for years...but back then it was a different place...Still love it, but become too trendy, overrun by hipsters, and gentrified when no gentrification was needed. Still if you're visiting, I highly recommend. Different from any other part of New York. And still a great, great neighborhood. Though today nearby Chelsea with its many great galleries, Chelsea Piers (the gym), and the amazing one of a kind Commes de Garcons store (at least in US) is also a must visit and probably today where I might prefer to live.