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Greenwich Village

Greenwich Village
Living in Greenwich Village

Becoming a resident of Greenwich Village is like becoming a part of history. From Henry James to the contemporary TV and film stars who live there now, this is a neighborhood whose bohemianism has attracted artists for a hundred years or more.

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Today it's home to two of the city's private universities, New York University and the New School, that still gives it a young, fresh vibe in keeping with its past. House hunters come for its rustic brownstones and community gardens, along with the convenience of subway lines from A to M and practically every letter in between to make it one of the most connected neighborhoods in the city.

Greenwich Village Real Estate


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With over 1000 preserved Pre-Civil War buildings in Greenwich Village this is an area that has kept its charm.

Yet Greenwich Village apartments are available in all shapes and sizes. Whether it's a space inside the archetypal tree-lined brownstones or one of the contemporary styled new builds, there will be something that suits your taste. The same can be said for the various Greenwich Village apartments for rent.

Another enticing feature of this neighborhood is the proximity to other great areas like Soho, the West Village and Chelsea keeping you right in the heart of the Downtown action.

Greenwich Village's History


Historical information about Greenwich Village” style=

As its name suggests, Greenwich Village was once a rural idyll separate from the rest of the city. Gradually it was absorbed into New York and by the mid-nineteenth century had started to develop a reputation as a bohemian enclave with small presses and galleries thriving in the area.

Over the following years, many famous American artists from Eugene O'Neill to Hart Crane took up residence there.

In the 1950's it became the epicenter of the Beat Generation looking to escape the social conformity of the time. While the sixties village nightclubs became places for artists like Joan Baez, Bob Dylan and Jimi Hendrix to forge their careers.

The LGBTQ+ community also has strong ties to the area with the world's oldest gay and lesbian bookstore, Oscar Wilde Bookshop, based there.

Greenwich Village Attractions


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As you'd expect from one of the most historic neighborhoods in Manhattan, there are plenty of sights to take in.

Washington Square Park is one of the most iconic parks in America, best known for its famous arch. With dog runs for your pooch and a variety of street entertainers for you, this is a great place just to sit and people watch.

Early nineteenth century Jefferson Market Library is one of the area's most distinctive landmarks. Formerly a courthouse, it became part of the New York Public Library system in the 1960's.

Sports enthusiasts should check out the West 4th basketball courts otherwise known as 'the cage,' the place where many NBA stars used to prove their skills.

If you are around for Halloween, spectate or participate in America's biggest and best Halloween Parade that runs along 6th Avenue, dressed in a costume of course.

Greenwich Village shopping


Long-running Shop Untitled gives you edgy designer labels sourced from around the globe.

Meanwhile, MM LaFleur specializes in giving businesswomen the ultimate work wardrobe.

Dedicated to creating the perfect workspace, Goods for the Study offers everything from desks to notepads.

There is also a host of vintage stores in the neighborhood like Stella Dallas, a vintage shop with a pressed tin ceiling that specializes in clothing from the forties and fifties.

Greenwich Village restaurants


Restaurants in Greenwich Village” style=

From fine dining to casual eateries the Village packs a tasty punch into a very small area.

Let's start with Blue Hill, one of the early pioneers of farm to table fine dining in the area; all served in a quaint townhouse setting.

Saigon Shack, meanwhile, offers you a daily dose of pho along with a host of other Vietnamese favorites.

The global tour continues at rustic Taboonette, which marries Middle-Eastern and Mediterranean flavors and will also deliver to your home.

Though not strictly vegetarian, Hu Kitchen offers a mainly veggie-centered menu that is perfect for the health-conscious.

It's not often you'll experience a burger with miso-mustard, but then again, it's not often you'll find a burger place like Umami. Named after the Japanese word for deliciousness, this gourmet burger delivers by dropping some serious flavor bombs like wasabi flakes and caramelized kimchi, along with delicious truffle fries.

Known as a celeb-magnet, Minetta Tavern serves high-end French Bistro fare. In a previous incarnation, this space played host to writers like Ernest Hemingway and E.E. Cummings.

Pommes Frites serves paper cones full of authentic Belgian fries, accompanied by a wide variety of gourmet sauces from exotic mustards to peanut satay.

Greenwich Village nightlife


Greenwich Village and Jazz have a long history, and Blue Note, the City's premier jazz club continues that tradition. The venue has been home to some legendary jazz performers and offers you the chance to listen to music in an intimate setting.

Moviegoers will love IFC Center, a multi-screen cinema that shows the best independent films along with the old classics.

Wine connoisseurs will like Amelie, which carries a 300 bottle list and accompanies them with a variety of Gallic styled small plates.

If beer is more your thing, the bi-level Amity Hall has an extensive range of craft beers to enjoy cozied up among its multiple fireplaces.

Tucked away beneath ground level on MacDougal, you'll find the Comedy Cellar. A great place to check out comics old and new with past performers including Jerry Seinfeld and Dave Chappelle. You never know when you might be seeing a comedy star of the future.

Living in Greenwich Village
Becoming a resident of Greenwich Village is like becoming a part of history. From Henry James to the contemporary TV and film stars who live there now, this is a neighborhood whose bohemianism has attracted artists for a hundred years or more.

Living in Greenwich Village” style=

Today it's home to two of the city's private universities, New York University and the New School, that still gives it a young, fresh vibe in keeping with its past. House hunters come for its rustic brownstones and community gardens, along with the convenience of subway lines from A to M and practically every letter in between to make it one of the most connected neighborhoods in the city.

Greenwich Village Real Estate


Real Estate info for Greenwich Village” style=

With over 1000 preserved Pre-Civil War buildings in Greenwich Village this is an area that has kept its charm.

Yet Greenwich Village apartments are available in all shapes and sizes. Whether it's a space inside the archetypal tree-lined brownstones or one of the contemporary styled new builds, there will be something that suits your taste. The same can be said for the various Greenwich Village apartments for rent.

Another enticing feature of this neighborhood is the proximity to other great areas like Soho, the West Village and Chelsea keeping you right in the heart of the Downtown action.

Greenwich Village's History


Historical information about Greenwich Village” style=

As its name suggests, Greenwich Village was once a rural idyll separate from the rest of the city. Gradually it was absorbed into New York and by the mid-nineteenth century had started to develop a reputation as a bohemian enclave with small presses and galleries thriving in the area.

Over the following years, many famous American artists from Eugene O'Neill to Hart Crane took up residence there.

In the 1950's it became the epicenter of the Beat Generation looking to escape the social conformity of the time. While the sixties village nightclubs became places for artists like Joan Baez, Bob Dylan and Jimi Hendrix to forge their careers.

The LGBTQ+ community also has strong ties to the area with the world's oldest gay and lesbian bookstore, Oscar Wilde Bookshop, based there.

Greenwich Village Attractions


Attractions in Greenwich Village” style=

As you'd expect from one of the most historic neighborhoods in Manhattan, there are plenty of sights to take in.

Washington Square Park is one of the most iconic parks in America, best known for its famous arch. With dog runs for your pooch and a variety of street entertainers for you, this is a great place just to sit and people watch.

Early nineteenth century Jefferson Market Library is one of the area's most distinctive landmarks. Formerly a courthouse, it became part of the New York Public Library system in the 1960's.

Sports enthusiasts should check out the West 4th basketball courts otherwise known as 'the cage,' the place where many NBA stars used to prove their skills.

If you are around for Halloween, spectate or participate in America's biggest and best Halloween Parade that runs along 6th Avenue, dressed in a costume of course.

Greenwich Village shopping


Long-running Shop Untitled gives you edgy designer labels sourced from around the globe.

Meanwhile, MM LaFleur specializes in giving businesswomen the ultimate work wardrobe.

Dedicated to creating the perfect workspace, Goods for the Study offers everything from desks to notepads.

There is also a host of vintage stores in the neighborhood like Stella Dallas, a vintage shop with a pressed tin ceiling that specializes in clothing from the forties and fifties.

Greenwich Village restaurants


Restaurants in Greenwich Village” style=

From fine dining to casual eateries the Village packs a tasty punch into a very small area.

Let's start with Blue Hill, one of the early pioneers of farm to table fine dining in the area; all served in a quaint townhouse setting.

Saigon Shack, meanwhile, offers you a daily dose of pho along with a host of other Vietnamese favorites.

The global tour continues at rustic Taboonette, which marries Middle-Eastern and Mediterranean flavors and will also deliver to your home.

Though not strictly vegetarian, Hu Kitchen offers a mainly veggie-centered menu that is perfect for the health-conscious.

It's not often you'll experience a burger with miso-mustard, but then again, it's not often you'll find a burger place like Umami. Named after the Japanese word for deliciousness, this gourmet burger delivers by dropping some serious flavor bombs like wasabi flakes and caramelized kimchi, along with delicious truffle fries.

Known as a celeb-magnet, Minetta Tavern serves high-end French Bistro fare. In a previous incarnation, this space played host to writers like Ernest Hemingway and E.E. Cummings.

Pommes Frites serves paper cones full of authentic Belgian fries, accompanied by a wide variety of gourmet sauces from exotic mustards to peanut satay.

Greenwich Village nightlife


Greenwich Village and Jazz have a long history, and Blue Note, the City's premier jazz club continues that tradition. The venue has been home to some legendary jazz performers and offers you the chance to listen to music in an intimate setting.

Moviegoers will love IFC Center, a multi-screen cinema that shows the best independent films along with the old classics.

Wine connoisseurs will like Amelie, which carries a 300 bottle list and accompanies them with a variety of Gallic styled small plates.

If beer is more your thing, the bi-level Amity Hall has an extensive range of craft beers to enjoy cozied up among its multiple fireplaces.

Tucked away beneath ground level on MacDougal, you'll find the Comedy Cellar. A great place to check out comics old and new with past performers including Jerry Seinfeld and Dave Chappelle. You never know when you might be seeing a comedy star of the future.

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