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Greenwich Village: NYC Walking Tour

Hot restaurants, handsome townhouses, and upscale boutiques (not to mention a surplus of NYU buildings) define this hist

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Rating: 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Unknown
Length: 3.2 miles
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Overview :  Once the epicenter of bohemian artistry, Greenwich Village is much-coveted Manhattan real estate—and home to the city’s buzziest... more »

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Points of Interest

Just blocks from historic Washington Square sits Mario Batali's Otto Pizzeria and Enoteca. The bustling atmosphere is reminiscent of an Italian train station, complete with an old-fashioned schedule board. Polished dark wood and marble-topped standing tables by the bar provide a perch for sampling some of the 750-plus Italian wines offered here.... More

Greenwich Village’s historic Minetta Tavern originally opened in 1937 and was a haunt for such cultural icons as Ernest Hemingway and Ezra Pound. In 2008, the tavern was renovated by restaurateur Keith McNally and his partners Lee Hanson and Riad Nasr, the team behind Balthazar. Now, this Parisian-style steakhouse serves a menu of French-American ... More

Founded in 1975, Joe’s Pizza is a Greenwich Village mainstay serving what is, arguably, the best pizza in New York City. Locals, tourists, and celebrities flock to the small pizzeria, located at the corner of 6th and Bleecker, to sample a slice of owner Pino “Joe” Pozzuoli’s authentic Neapolitan pies. While traditional toppings like pepperoni are ... More

It's the oldest pharmacy in the U.S., but it still manages to be a hot shopping spot for celebrities (Graydon Carter, Susan Sarandon) who live in the neighborhood. Founded in 1838, the family-run, tightly packed store stocks homeopathic medicine, high-end skin care, and everything in between, importing foreign favorites such as Apivita organic... More

With occupiers, hipsters, yuppies, NYU-loafers Washington Square Park—an iconic downtown landmark with its own “Arc de Triomphe”—is a mosaic of Village characters. (Did you know Fifth Avenue ran through the arch until 1964, when the park was redesigned?) Read a book (or people-watch) at the recently renovated fountain; pick up a chess game with... More

6. Cinema Village

Since 1963, this three-screen cinema has showcased a canon of cult classics—not to mention an eclectic mix of edgier flicks. Want to re-watch Mulholland Drive on the big screen? You may be in luck. The theater will often extend runs of special films, and bring back favorites for a revival.

22 E. 12th St.
New York City, NY, 10003
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In the heart of NYC’s Greenwich Village sits this neighborhood favorite. Established in 1977, Knickerbocker Bar & Grill features wood-paneled walls filled with memorabilia like original caricatures by Al Hirschfield and copies of the Saturday Evening Post. Leather booths, brass accents and live jazz music add to the old-school feel. Under the ... More

8. Di Fiore Marquet

Tucked away on W. 12th Street, between University Street and Fifth Avenue, is this French-inspired café that has been serving up the neighborhood’s creamiest café au laits for years. The desserts are delectable, but the restaurant’s stand-out items are on the brunch menu: don’t miss the fresh corn pancakes or the orange-zest brioche French toast, ... More

9. Lomography Gallery Store

The New York flagship features an extensive collection of cameras, film, and accessories. But if you’re not in the market for a lomo, it’s worth stopping at this trendy shop: you can test one of the myriad of models or just veg out on one of the comfortable couches (plus, the store has free wi-fi).

41 W. 8th St.
New York City, NY, 10011
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10. Murray’s Bagels

New York’s best bagel: an impossible award given the excess of this mouth-watering bread product throughout the five boroughs. But Murray’s comes pretty close—and its collection of freshly made, handcrafted poppy-, sesame seed-, onion-, and garlic- bagels have wowed Villagers for over a decade. Just don’t ask for yours toasted: the folks at Murray... More