The West Village (the extension of Greenwich Village west of Seventh Avenue) certainly follows its own jazzy rhythms. Spend a day browsing the West Village’s bookstores, cozy cafes, and antique shops with all kinds of bric-a-brac for sale reminiscent of Paris. The apartments tend to have historic charm too, many with fireplaces and hidden gardens. Often the older buildings have been renovated, so behind many a landmark façade is a Bulthaup kitchen with a six-burner stove!
More Milan-like is the Meatpacking District on the Village’s Western edge, with large contemporary lofts for sale and high-end retail shopping. Rentals in both Meatpacking and the rest of the West Village are highly sought-after, so don’t be surprised if you run into some celebrities as you’re walking down the street! The narrowest townhouse in the city can be found here in the West Village at 75 Bedford Street — it’s just nine-and-a-half feet wide. Richard Meier Perry Street towers are a downtown showstopper, offering amazing views of the Hudson. Another West Village luxury condo, One Jackson Square, offers walls of glass with 360-degree views of Manhattan, custom designed Molteni kitchens, and views of a charming vest-pocket park.
Classic New York neighborhood
The West Village provides a small town feel within the heart of the big city. Known for its small, cobblestone streets lined with trees, the homes and gardens (yes, gardens!) make the quaint West Village look like a scene from a Christmas snow globe.
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