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.
I Looooovvveeeeedddd Greenwich Village!!!! There is so much to do and see. You enjoy the great outdoors, by just looking the people around you, the people selling you stuff on the sidewalks, it's a very wonderful experience. Going inside the stores is like going to another world. You escape NYC for a while. I totally recommend all tourists to go to the village, they'll have a blast, that is if they know how!!!!
The Village is teeming with personalities and eye popping stores that snap you back to the artsy soirees you threw in college. You'll enjoy people and places that boast cutting edge style and presentation that will have you begging for more.
Great restaurants (try Cuba) nice little shops and atmosphere. Tattoo parlors are also a good spot to hang out, or get up the courage to get one yourself. Couple of sex shops for the curious (you don't have to buy). The people are cool too, and laid back. Worth the time and money spent in restaurant and little shops with one of a kind pieces.
Quiet streets, unique boutiques, great variety of inexpensive food. What's not to like? If I had to choose between living in the Village and anywhere else in the world, or, anywhere else in the world and in the Village only, I would choose my home, the Village.
Union Square, Washington Square Park, the most diverse array of movie theatres imaginable (commercial to very, very artsy), hip clothing stores, women's rights were born there, writers and artists lived there, celebrities from Nicole Kidman, Salma Hayak, and Julia Roberts call it home, impromptu street vigils during 9/11 happened there, Halloween is big and incredibly fun there, and it's the most chic and the most bohemian part of the City. Which means you can find something for your grandmother and something for your punked-out teenage kid. And oh, did I mention the variety of restaurants? On University Place, you have lunch specials in very chi-chi places that run only $6 (such as at Spice). Finally, the Village is *still* a neighborly neighborhood.
Walking through the village can get one away from the huge hustle of midtown however still have some bustle and the charm to boot. Little shops and friendly people are what you will get with the village and how can you beat that. It is an experiance one will always remeber.
Ever since I was a child one of my favorte things to do was explore!! This goes for most of NYC but especially "The Village", you never run out of things to explore there is ALWAYS something new to see and do!! YOu can walk the enchanting streets with a cup of coffee in hand and have a new day every day. With all the worlds culture right there, whoever you are you will find your nitch.
I went on a work trip and found that NYC is amazing! I'd never been to such a large city but I knoow now that I want to go back and spend even more time (and money) there!!
The Village is quaint and somehow serene. It reminded me of my home.
I went to NYU, so I spent a good part of 4 years hanging out in the Village. It's a great place to while away your time, and should be visited by any tourist. However, you will probably stick out like a sore thumb. But hey, it doesn't cost anything to walk around and do some oglin'.
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