West Village
West Village
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The area
Neighborhood: Greenwich Village
Commonly known as “the Village” to New Yorkers, it was here in Greenwich Village that both 1960’s counter culture and the LGBT movement were born. Famous for its bohemian past, head to Washington Square Park to get a feel for this diverse and energetic neighborhood. You’ll find NYU students, street performers, skateboarders, kids frolicking in the fountain, and locals relaxing and playing chess. Stroll the streets to discover a mix of majestic town homes and hidden bars and restaurants that give this neighborhood an old-school residential feel. When the sun goes down, check out one of the famous jazz or comedy clubs that still packs them in every night.
How to get there
  • Christopher St – Sheridan Square • 4 min walk
  • West 4th St – Washington Square • 7 min walk
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Sondra W
Manhattan Beach, CA633 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
This is definitely NY. The best thing to do here is just walk around. The vibe is so NY, with small, local shops. Restaurants which are authentic and dark. Brownstones which makes you wish for fewer tall condo projects. Neighborhood vibe, dogs, mom's w/ baby strollers, stores you never heard of which sells the perfect tee shirt, cafe's which have designer coffee, brisk tree lined streets. Very old school NY
Written March 1, 2020
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Turner S
1,468 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
It’s our favorite part of Manhattan. It’s not a perfect grid so you can really wander and immerse yourself in the neighborhood. There are loads of cool shops and great bars/restaurants. The residential architecture with colonial brownstones is the side of New York City you see in movies and TV. There is also interesting history like the Stonewall Inn riots. When you need a break, Washington Square Park is a wonderful spot for people watching.
Written February 9, 2020
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Tom J
London, UK1,662 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Couples
There is just something about the West Village that brings me back in every trip to the city. A perfect escape from the madness of midtown, the West Village and its cool tree lined streets are the perfect place for a bit of respite from the crowds.

The West Village has some great movie and TV sights such as the Friends building on Bedford St. couple that with some of the best eateries in the city, I’d definitely recommend a good walk through the area!
Written July 23, 2022
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psudino
Weehawken, NJ4,219 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022
Greenwich village is already knows for it's focus on culture and bohemian styles. West Village is a subsection that is even more intense than the whole. Artist lofts and galleries, Cafe Society (referring to the first integrated nightclub that still influences the area), Off-Broadway's oldest theater and the world's biggest Halloween parade. The West Village is both old and new simultaneously and a wonderful place to get lost while strolling around and seeing the sights
Written March 22, 2022
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Tom Johnson
Pismo Beach, CA10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Family
We need to visit The West Village every fall. We crave it. We head to the West Village and simply walk the streets with no plans. If we are hungry, then it is easy to get deliciousness food at a good price without some ungodly wait. We love Bleecker. The people and the neighborhood locals are wonderful. So genuine and caring and friendly. Washington Square Park is special. So is McDougal Street. Bedford, Grove, Barrow, Charles, Perry, too many quaint streets to list. Heartwarming.
Written November 17, 2022
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA17,059 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
This is a great neighborhood to walk around. We had dinner here several times, lots of good places and it is quite animated at night. But it is not as it used to be, too much money, too many temporary residents, so it is not the village it used to be. Still a lot of fun.
Written January 9, 2022
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The Five Road Trippers 🚙🎡🎢🧳
Long Island, NY15,368 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Friends
The West village is my favorite side of the village. I'm a big fan of the architecture. When you walk down any side street, you will not see two alike structures on the same street. The townhouses are beautiful. These stately homes are all well over 100 years old.

You do not see the same grandeur or charm in the east village.
Written April 25, 2022
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The Five Road Trippers 🚙🎡🎢🧳
Long Island, NY15,368 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021 • Solo
The West Village is the place to be. I walked through the heart of the neighborhood. Many older buildings and brownstones. It has a very European feel, especially with the restaurants and cafes. This is one of the more exclusive neighborhoods of Manhattan. I never made it there but the building from the tv show Friends is not too far
Written April 21, 2021
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therichastill
Stevenage, UK2,762 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Solo
Greenwich Village is a very cool area of Manhattan and the West Village is the western part of this neighbourhood.

There are plenty of apartment blocks in the area also lots of small bars and restaurants. There are also plenty of little shops selling all sorted of things.

I was really struck by the architecture. To me it seemed like this was the New York from movies and TV shows of the 70' and 80's and it was nice to wander around.
Written December 16, 2023
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA17,059 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
We came to this important and charming neighborhood several times during our stay, mostly for food and drink. But one could also come here for a walking tour or just wandering tree-shaded brownstone streets. Lots of eating nightlife here, a couple of clubs. Famous and historic.
Written July 18, 2023
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