Neighborhood Guides

Greenwich Village

Students, aging bohemians and established downtowners all collide in Greenwich Village.

At a Glance

Greenwich Village perfectly combines a bit of the East Village’s glorified grunge with a bit of the West Village’s tony charm. The birthplace of the beatnik movement and home to NYU, the neighborhood offers something for all its eclectic residents. You’ll find new restaurants, indie movie theaters and comedy clubs around the corner from quiet blocks full of big brownstones and well-kept window boxes. Whether it’s a 24-hour falafel joint, a dark downstairs bar, or upscale furniture shops, the neighborhood appeals to anyone who relishes the culture, history and activity of the city.


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The Mood

NYU's energy pervades, bringing a creative and intellectual vibe.

Heart of the Neighborhood

From students lounging on the lawns to crooning buskers and old ladies feeding pigeons, Washington Square Park is great for people-watching.

Neighborhood Quirk

Bob Dylan’s former home, a private Italian rifle club and a fancy oyster bar are all on the same block of Macdougal Street.

Best Perk

Your friends will always come to you. The Village is centrally located and never lacking in nightlife or dining options.

Biggest Downside

The housing stock is older so lots of apartments are walk-ups with small bathrooms and kitchens. You won't find high rises here.

By the Numbers

Offering a mix of upscale co-ops and townhouses with classic walk-ups, Greenwich Village is one of the more expensive neighborhoods in Manhattan. It’s a competitive housing market given the neighborhood’s wide appeal and limited housing stock.

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Food & Drink

The intersection of Macdougal Street and Bleecker Street offers locals a plethora of options for food, drink and entertainment.

Minetta Tavern

French, American (New), Breakfast & Brunch

An iconic New York hot spot and an old favorite of Ernest Hemingway's. Classic French bistro fare.


Italian, American (New)

Lupa is a favorite among Mario Batali fans, offering his classic Roman-style Italian fare and cozy digs at moderate prices.


Tapas Bars, Mediterranean, Spanish

With its intimate setting and impressive wine list, Alta offers inspired takes on classic tapas and Spanish small plates.

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