West Village
West Village
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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 • 3 min walk
  • West 4th St – Washington Square • 7 min walk
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psudino
Weehawken, NJ4,390 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022
Greenwich village is already knows for it's focus on culture and bohemian styles. West Village is a subsection that is even more intense than the whole. Artist lofts and galleries, Cafe Society (referring to the first integrated nightclub that still influences the area), Off-Broadway's oldest theater and the world's biggest Halloween parade. The West Village is both old and new simultaneously and a wonderful place to get lost while strolling around and seeing the sights
Written March 22, 2022
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Tom Johnson
Pismo Beach, CA22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Family
We need to visit The West Village every fall. We crave it. We head to the West Village and simply walk the streets with no plans. If we are hungry, then it is easy to get deliciousness food at a good price without some ungodly wait. We love Bleecker. The people and the neighborhood locals are wonderful. So genuine and caring and friendly. Washington Square Park is special. So is McDougal Street. Bedford, Grove, Barrow, Charles, Perry, too many quaint streets to list. Heartwarming.
Written November 17, 2022
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA17,051 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
This is a great neighborhood to walk around. We had dinner here several times, lots of good places and it is quite animated at night. But it is not as it used to be, too much money, too many temporary residents, so it is not the village it used to be. Still a lot of fun.
Written January 9, 2022
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The Five Road Trippers 🚙🎡🎢🧳
Long Island, NY16,137 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Friends
The West village is my favorite side of the village. I'm a big fan of the architecture. When you walk down any side street, you will not see two alike structures on the same street. The townhouses are beautiful. These stately homes are all well over 100 years old.

You do not see the same grandeur or charm in the east village.
Written April 25, 2022
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The Five Road Trippers 🚙🎡🎢🧳
Long Island, NY16,137 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021 • Solo
The West Village is the place to be. I walked through the heart of the neighborhood. Many older buildings and brownstones. It has a very European feel, especially with the restaurants and cafes. This is one of the more exclusive neighborhoods of Manhattan. I never made it there but the building from the tv show Friends is not too far
Written April 21, 2021
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therichastill
Stevenage, UK3,129 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Solo
Greenwich Village is a very cool area of Manhattan and the West Village is the western part of this neighbourhood.

There are plenty of apartment blocks in the area also lots of small bars and restaurants. There are also plenty of little shops selling all sorted of things.

I was really struck by the architecture. To me it seemed like this was the New York from movies and TV shows of the 70' and 80's and it was nice to wander around.
Written December 16, 2023
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA17,051 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
We came to this important and charming neighborhood several times during our stay, mostly for food and drink. But one could also come here for a walking tour or just wandering tree-shaded brownstone streets. Lots of eating nightlife here, a couple of clubs. Famous and historic.
Written July 18, 2023
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Marito
Buenos Aires, Argentina166 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
THE WEST VILLAGE is like my Home in NYC. I appreciate every step that I did there! Manorial houses and Pent Houses, nice people carring beauty dogs in a slowly atmosphere, so much different of the Times Square...Nothing in the World is better to Me than walk by Broadway in the 70 or 60 St!...
Written March 11, 2020
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Richard
New York City, NY504 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Friends
The West Village is the western half of Manhattan's epicenter of cultural. It's home to celebrities such as Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick.
Written July 31, 2019
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Alec D
Seattle, WA2,603 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Solo
The West & East Village are both worth a visit. Many people would choose to live in the West Village if they could afford it. There's lots of shops and great restaurants to enjoy.
Written May 1, 2019
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