Greenwich Village
Greenwich Village
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Like a small town within Manhattan, the Village has narrow tree-lined streets and brick townhouses.
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The area
Neighborhood: Greenwich Village
Commonly known as “the Village” to New Yorkers, it was here in Greenwich Village that both 1960’s counter culture and the LGBT movement were born. Famous for its bohemian past, head to Washington Square Park to get a feel for this diverse and energetic neighborhood. You’ll find NYU students, street performers, skateboarders, kids frolicking in the fountain, and locals relaxing and playing chess. Stroll the streets to discover a mix of majestic town homes and hidden bars and restaurants that give this neighborhood an old-school residential feel. When the sun goes down, check out one of the famous jazz or comedy clubs that still packs them in every night.
How to get there
  • Christopher St – Sheridan Square • 1 min walk
  • West 4th St – Washington Square • 4 min walk
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  • therichastill
    Stevenage, United Kingdom3,117 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Where It's At
    Greenwich Village is part of the south western area of Manhattan. I would definitely recommend a visit to this area of New York City. The whole neighbourhood has a laid back vibe and there are lots of quirky little bars and cafes to visit. There are also some cool shops where you might find something a little unusual. It's the sort of area where you can just wander around get lost and immerse yourself. Highly recommended.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written December 28, 2023
  • traveltheworld012
    Rochester, Minnesota16,261 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    My favorite place in all of NYC, wonderful people live here.
    Whenever we go to NYC, we also visit here. Most recently my wife and I with another couple, walked here from the Flat Iron Building area (around 23rd St.) on Thursday, December 28, 2023. It was a nice walk and as we entered the Greenwich Village area it was like a walk back in time. Historic buildings, small family owned shops, little bookstores, nice comfortable coffee shops and restaurants and large trees shading the streets instead of mostly concrete and steel, here there are brick, wood and greenery. In a way, it is still the 1950s or 60s here. We enjoyed walking around the area, taking in the sometimes quirkiness but welcoming vibe. We spent 6 hours here and met a few long time residents. This is a great place for relaxation and enjoyment of a unique neighborhood. The only drawback is that we were here around the Christmas holiday and some locations were very crowded with tourists.
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written February 3, 2024
  • TravelingSoccerLoon
    Saint Paul, Minnesota5,362 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Washington Square Park is the Center of this Unique Neighborhood
    Greenwich Village is known as the center of the counter-culture movement of the 1960s. That bohemian feel has been transformed as its now an expensive and trendy neighborhood to live but it still retains some of its historical roots. Visiting Washington Square Park filled with artists, musicians and an assortment of interesting characters makes for some great people watching. There are many terrific restaurants, bars, cafes and entertainment venues that can be found in the neighborhood. Greenwich Village remains one of the most unique neighborhoods in NYC and should definitely be experienced if visiting NYC for the first time.
    Visited April 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written March 31, 2024
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The Swiss Nomad
Lugano, Switzerland3,514 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Couples
We visited Greenwich village twice after visit Dominique Ansel bakery, stopping at Washington Square Park, walking towards the house of Friends, and then grabbing a coffee while wandering around the neighborhood.
All in all I was not a huuuge fan, I visited new york to see skyscrapers and Greenwich village reminded me of London's or Berlin's suburbs with lower buildings and streets filled by expensive hipster restaurants and shops.
It's pleasant for a walk, but not a must if you are on a tight schedule.
Written March 17, 2020
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traveltheworld012
Rochester, MN16,261 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
Whenever we go to NYC, we also visit here. Most recently my wife and I with another couple, walked here from the Flat Iron Building area (around 23rd St.) on Thursday, December 28, 2023. It was a nice walk and as we entered the Greenwich Village area it was like a walk back in time. Historic buildings, small family owned shops, little bookstores, nice comfortable coffee shops and restaurants and large trees shading the streets instead of mostly concrete and steel, here there are brick, wood and greenery. In a way, it is still the 1950s or 60s here. We enjoyed walking around the area, taking in the sometimes quirkiness but welcoming vibe. We spent 6 hours here and met a few long time residents. This is a great place for relaxation and enjoyment of a unique neighborhood. The only drawback is that we were here around the Christmas holiday and some locations were very crowded with tourists.
Written February 3, 2024
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TravelingSoccerLoon
Saint Paul, MN5,362 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
Greenwich Village is known as the center of the counter-culture movement of the 1960s. That bohemian feel has been transformed as its now an expensive and trendy neighborhood to live but it still retains some of its historical roots. Visiting Washington Square Park filled with artists, musicians and an assortment of interesting characters makes for some great people watching. There are many terrific restaurants, bars, cafes and entertainment venues that can be found in the neighborhood. Greenwich Village remains one of the most unique neighborhoods in NYC and should definitely be experienced if visiting NYC for the first time.
Written April 1, 2024
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BrakiWorldTraveler
Belgrade, Serbia18,666 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
A quieter part of NYC between downtown and midtown west from the Washington square. Primary a student and art area with brick house blocks. Give yourself a couple of hours to explore this great neighborhood - no tourist attractions at all, but rather ordinary every day local life.
Written June 17, 2022
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BrookeMorales
London, UK1,836 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Friends
You will love the beautiful houses and the stunning architecture here. Places you might recognise from movies.
Unfortunately, the area is also quite run down, and there are drug addicts everywhere, hanging around the park and streets, openly using drugs.
Very disappointing.
Written February 13, 2023
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CPSH
Simpsonville, SC368 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
This was our first time exploring the Village and it didn’t disappoint. The West Village was particularly inviting with cute tree-lined streets, brownstone homes, and shops and restaurants tucked in on many blocks.

East Village was a little bit tired and worn-looking and not somewhere I’d go at night or spend much time.
Written July 17, 2023
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jane a
London, UK508 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
We were lucky enough to stay in Greenwich village. How lucky we were. It was much quieter and peaceful at night but still great restaurants. Loved being walkable distance to Greenwich market and the High Line.
Loved loved loved it
Written February 29, 2020
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Veronika6054
Apopka, FL29 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Family
I stopped off here before goin back to Holiday Inn in Manhattan Financial District. It was busy but the line went pretty fast . I ordered Footlong and cooked. It was tasty but next time , Leila get more olive oil.
Written March 16, 2020
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The Five Road Trippers 🚙🎡🎢🧳
Long Island, NY16,137 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021 • Business
I explored the Village this afternoon. I've walked down 7th Ave through the neighborhood but never went deep into the neighborhood. Many brownstones and charming buildings. There is a warm, trendy vibe in this neighborhood. I will admit, I did get lost at one point. The streets are not set up in a grid.
Written April 2, 2021
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sunnyshine579
Knoxville, TN172 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021
The Village was my favorite part of NYC. We were there for 8 days and covered all the stops, this was my favorite. So glad we stayed in the village for half of our trip. Next time I come I will stay here again. Still lively and fun but less chaotic. Charming and great food!
Written September 20, 2021
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