Known to most people as “The Village,” Greenwich Village sits on the West Side of lower Manhattan. Featuring a wealth of shops and restaurants framed by cozy, tree-lined streets, the convenient location and eclectic mix of residents make this neighborhood a popular place to call home.
The area’s organic layout is a nod to its rural roots, a departure from the grid-like pattern that characterizes most Manhattan neighborhoods. Mid-rise apartments sit next to nineteenth-century row houses, offering a brief respite from the popular high-rise landscape of other areas. A mixture of grunge and charm, the Village is a distinctive community– just how its residents like it.
Famously known as the Bohemian capital, Greenwich Village has always been a haven for artists and change-makers. The district is known as the birthplace of the Beat and counterculture movements, as well as the center of the modern LGBT movement. This is a place where ideas come to grow.
The neighborhood is a playground for those seeking culture, history, and an endless parade of activities. Explore the historic Washington Square Park and contemplate American art at the Whitney Museum. Catch an Indie film at the IFC Center, or enjoy a delicious treat at the original Magnolia Bakery. Enjoy a stroll and marvel at the monuments in historic Washington Square Park.
Whatever you’re looking for in the Village, you’re sure to find it.