Greenwich Village

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Charming tree-lined streets and hundred-plus year old townhouses define NYC's Greenwich Village. Home to celebrities, mega-millionaires and NYU students, Greenwich Village is a hub of culture and excitement.

Greenwich Village is home to plenty of boutiques and cafes, giving the quaint area an almost European vibe. Strolls down Bleecker Street or Hudson Street offer great window-shopping! Walk all the way west to the Hudson River, where plenty of public green space is available for exercise or relaxation.

Stonewall Inn on Christopher Street is home to the birth of the gay rights movement. New York City’s Gay Pride Parade passes through the area every year, which is now a popular area for gay bars and the second outpost of the non-discriminatory Big Gay Ice Cream. Perhaps one of the most notable landmarks in Greenwich Village is Washington Square Park, where an arch similar to Paris’ Arche de Triumph welcomes New Yorkers into the vast green space, complete with a central fountain. Summertime brings free movie screenings and festivals to the park, and performers can be found there throughout the year.

The Greenwich Village is also known for its comedy scene, with plenty of late-night clubs open on MacDougal Street, where bright lights and loud hawkers will call you in for some stand-up, by unknowns or famous comedians like Louis C.K.

There is never a lack of entertainment in Greenwich Village, where you can find something to eat 24 hours a day, thanks to spots like Ben’s Pizza, and always catch some fascinating people-watching.

Neighborhood Highlights

Trains:

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Buses:

M8
M11
M14
M20

Rental Prices:

$2,400 ― $6,700

Sales Prices:

$565,000 ― $1,595,000

Landmarks:

New York University, Washington Square Park, Jefferson Market Library

School Districts:

2

Police Precincts:

6

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  • dikar
    January 14th 2015
    With I could afford to live in the pricey Village with its winding streets and sense of history. I n lieu of that I like to have dinner from time to time at Mas or the Little Owl. White Horse Tavern lures me in for a drink when I'm on Hudson Street. I imagine myself being surrounded by fellow writers... especially Dylan Thomas who had his last drink there.
  • crudenbaybooks
    November 2nd 2014
    No one except Patchin Place (behind the Jefferson Market Library) residents get to see it because of the locked iron gate. Named for Samuel Milligan’s land surveyor, Patchin Place is laid out as a straight cul de sac. Famous residents of Patchin Place have included capitalization-averse poet e.e. cummings, and authors John Reed and Theodore Dreiser. Patchin Place also contains the city’s last functioning gaslamp, although it has long ago been electrified.
  • sam
    June 4th 2014
    Close to NYU, shops, and restaurants, this area within the West Village is the heart of the village. Also close proximity to the Meatpacking District which is a hotspot of downtown nightlife.

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