The zigzagging streets and charming brownstones of the Greenwich Village have a far more laid back atmosphere than most ... More
The zigzagging streets and charming brownstones of the Greenwich Village have a far more laid back atmosphere than most neighborhoods in the city. The center of New York's gay and student communities lies here, with a variety of funky shopping and nightlife including jazz, rock and dance clubs, restaurants, bars, and cafes. By the early 1900s, the Village had fully established itself as the center of radical thinking in the United States. Famous reformers, artists, and intellectuals all gathered here and many still do. Do not miss a visit to Washington Square Park as it will take your breath away!
We visited for a week last fall, and loved this area. Very laid back feel, great shops and restaurants. We happened upon McSorleys Ale House on an iPhone ghost tour we were following, and it was great! Like stepping back in time. We went back two more times during our trip.
We tour a tour with Free Tours by Foot - New York City. Renee was our guide and we are so grateful to have had her. She showed us the current Village and hidden streets and alleys. We had a red velvet cupcake at Magnolia's and she showed us with John Lennon and Yoko used to live in the neighborhood. We ended up eating some pizza at Bleeker Street Pizza and cannollis at Roccos and took advantage of some happy hour drinks. Definitely will be back.
Villages are all great areas, really. But when it gets too crowded in the Greenwich I head over to the East Village, get a spot on East Village Visitors Center and enjoy my time. They've got great coffee and tours to suit whatever need.
I absolutely loved Greenwich Village; far from the madding crowds of 5th Avenue and full of character. The eclectic mix of clothes shops was fab. I spent the best part of a day just meandering through the village alone, which slowly became Soho. This is a must; if you're a Brit and like Covent Garden then you'll love Greenwich and Soho. You must try Roni's - dress shop on Bleeker (I think), fab outfits at reasonable prices.
It's the best part of NYC for young people (20-35)! It's so cool. I went there when I was in New York this August. If I ever come to live in NY I'll try to find an apartment here. The atmosphere is great. It's near Soho and NYU and there are a lot of young people. It's a great neighborhood!
This was my favorite area of NYC! A little less of the hustle and bustle of Times Square and clean!
Murray's (I believe it was on Bleeker)is a must! they have a variety of cheeses, olives and the best panini sandwhich I have ever had in my life! There was also a bakery not to far from there that had great coffee if you like it sweet and delicious pastries!
go to Paradou at West Greenwich area
it's a french cuisine restaurant
ilove the foie gras
i love the duck entree
i love the wine!
i love the bitter choco creme brulee!!
it was just amazingly perfect!!!