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Greenwich Village

14th Street and West of Broadway, New York City, NY
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Ranked #56 of 851 attractions in New York City
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Type: Neighborhoods
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Shopping, Dining, Nightlife
Description: Like a small town within Manhattan, the Village has narrow tree-lined streets and brick townhouses.
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Atlanta, Georgia
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51 reviews 51 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

We walked around most of the NY Times recommended walking tour - starting from 8th/14th, had lunch at the Tavern on Jane, headed down Bleeker St to Grove, along Grove.... This is a pleasant part of NYC to walk around, and for much of the time the streets were tree lined with very little traffic. It is definitely not as... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

My teens found it boring, we did not spend a lot of time there. We did have dessert at Rocco's. This is probably a better place for adults to relax and wander through the streets. It is clean and there does not appear to be a lot of homeless.

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Durham, United Kingdom
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18 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We saw the village by accident as was on a Grayline bus when the man doing the talk said Johns pizza shop was the best in New York so we got off and went for a meal. It was lovely and we got the chance to look around too

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

There was a band playing and people dancing in Washington Square. It was nice walking through the streets.

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Florida
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

With just a quick ride on one of the blue line trains, you find yourself in a trendy area with lots of cultures! We had pizza at an organic pizza Italian restaurant! Would go here again, any day!

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NYC/NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Greenwich Village is always amazing. Any day, any month, every year. The eclectic mix of people and interesting shops and small little restaurants make it special. Window shopping is fun here. I like shopping & dining in the Village and Soho more than Midtown.

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West Sussex
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

A very friendly and interesting area - especially after being in mid-Manhattan where no one had time for you. Restaurants and coffee shops abound and window shopping in galleries was a joy. Next time I shall try and stay in this area rather than Chelsea.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

We walked around the neighborhood a bit. It is quite a mix of eclectic stores with major retail giants (was very surprised to see K-Mart on our subway corner). We enjoyed our time in Washington Park

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

I lived strolling around this neighbourhood. It has a lot of healthy food shops and cute cafes with great looking food and drinks. When we were walking through Washington square there was a guy randomly (and beautifully) playing a piano. Such a great area to visit!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Greenwich Village is where NYU is located, you see many university people, old buildings, cool stores, artists, bars, restaurants (all kinds). I'd say this is the diversity place for anyone who likes unusual and personality. Definitly recomend stopping by. GV is near Wall Street, Chelsea Market, Macy's, Empire State. Really loved the place!

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