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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Neighbourhood: 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 neighbourhood. 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 neighbourhood 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
  • West 4th St – Washington Square • 4 min walk
  • 8th St – NYU • 6 min walk
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  • Thomas V
    Oakland, California16,769 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Food and Charm
    We came here for dinner a few times while we were in town and also walked around a bit. Also went to a great bar. Lots of history here, but also lots of night life and it is an upscale residential area. Charming side streets.
    Visited May 2023
    Written June 18, 2023
  • CPSH
    Simpsonville, South Carolina353 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    West is best!
    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.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written July 17, 2023
  • therichastill
    Stevenage, United Kingdom2,706 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
    Travelled solo
    Written December 28, 2023
  • traveltheworld012
    Rochester, Minnesota13,838 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
    Travelled as a couple
    Written February 3, 2024
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traveltheworld012
Rochester, MN13,838 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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therichastill
Stevenage, UK2,706 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Solo
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.
Written December 28, 2023
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A Midlife Adventure
Dursley, UK1,347 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
We expected to visit Greenwich Village and it to deliver “ a village”. Perhaps we were a bit naive. It just felt like another section of New York.
We took a walking tour which I’ve reviewed separately but the streets just blended into one another, there was no real vibe or atmosphere. I guess we were expecting it to be like Hampstead in London but it didn’t deliver the same village feel, the exclusivity of independent shops or even the cleanliness.
Written October 13, 2023
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CPSH
Simpsonville, SC353 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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Thomas V
Oakland, CA16,769 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
We came here for dinner a few times while we were in town and also walked around a bit. Also went to a great bar. Lots of history here, but also lots of night life and it is an upscale residential area. Charming side streets.
Written June 19, 2023
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Xyz
Nagpur, India1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Couples
I visited that place last year and it was the best outlier place I have ever seen in New York City..I also liked the culture in that place and the people were kind.
Written June 3, 2023
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Buckinghamshire1966
Marlow, UK9 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
Washington square is beautiful but be prepared for a lot of homeless and drug addicts. Very very intimidating at night. In fact I wouldn’t set foot around that part of the village in the evening. In my opinion I would spend more time in the west village. It is just like how you expect Greenwich Village to look. Tree lined streets and plenty of restaurants and pubs. We enjoyed our time in Greenwich village and we would recommend it but do your research for the safe areas.
Written June 2, 2023
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Jolie J
Gatineau, Canada289 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
Nice area for a walk. I went in the morning and it was quiet. I loved seeing the Friends apartment as well as the sex & the city one.
Written April 26, 2023
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Jim B
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK61 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
Very peaceful and quite, strolling the tree lined streets. We saw Carrie’s apartment from Sex and the City, the apartment from Friends, the location of the Bob Dylan photo on the cover of the Freewheelin’ album, we passed Famke Janssen walking down the street and loved the small bars and restaurants. We stopped off for beer and pizza and found the area a peaceful break from the fast pace of the city.

Didn’t see one single drug addict or bad person as per what some other reviews have said.

We visited twice and when we go back to New York we’d definitely visit again.
Written March 26, 2023
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Barbara-BrookeMorales-Murphy
London, UK1,229 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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