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.
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.
Bob Dylan’s former home, a private Italian rifle club and a fancy oyster bar are all on the same block of Macdougal Street.
Your friends will always come to you. The Village is centrally located and never lacking in nightlife or dining options.
The housing stock is older so lots of apartments are walk-ups with small bathrooms and kitchens. You won't find high rises here.
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.
Families are drawn to the fine homes and lovely blocks while students and young professionals are drawn to the nightlife. Everyone — tourists included! — can appreciate the charming, old-New York vibe of this dynamic neighborhood.
Washington Square Park is the heart and soul of the neighborhood, as well as the de facto quad for NYU. Day or night, the park is full of intense games of chess, live music and students hanging out.
The West 4th Street basketball courts, known as "The Cage," are famous for their competitive pick-up games which can draw large crowds and impressive amateur players.
During the summer the streets are dotted with diners taking their meals al fresco and the neighborhood remains a center for the LGBT community.
Street life in Greenwich Village is some of the best in the city. On a stroll through the Village, you’ll find tons of outdoor vendors, street performers and dog walkers out and about on the streets.
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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.