West Village

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Neighborhood: West Village
Stretching from Sixth Avenue to the Hudson River, the West Village is one of the city’s most coveted addresses. Full of trendy shops, historic taverns, and cozy restaurants set amid 19th century architecture, this neighborhood has a unique old-world feel. You won’t find a more picturesque location in Manhattan. Without the traditional city grid layout, it’s easy to get lost here, but that’s part of the fun as you stroll down elegant narrow streets with beautiful brownstones. When you need a break, you can always stop in at one of the many quaint eateries or cafes to soak in the atmosphere, or head to the western edge of the neighborhood to enjoy magnificent waterfront views while taking a leisurely walk in Hudson River Park.
How to get there
  • Christopher St – Sheridan Square • 4 min walk
  • West 4th St – Washington Square • 7 min walk
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psudino
Weehawken, NJ3,668 contributions
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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Sondra W
Manhattan Beach, CA633 contributions
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
Paris, France1,208 contributions
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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Thomas V
Oakland, CA13,151 contributions
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 Sushi Guy 🍣
Long Island, NY13,274 contributions
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 Sushi Guy 🍣
Long Island, NY13,274 contributions
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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Marito
Buenos Aires, Argentina172 contributions
Sep 2019
THE WEST VILLAGE is like my Home in NYC. I appreciate every step that I did there! Manorial houses and Pent Houses, nice people carring beauty dogs in a slowly atmosphere, so much different of the Times Square...Nothing in the World is better to Me than walk by Broadway in the 70 or 60 St!...
Written March 11, 2020
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Richard
New York City, NY519 contributions
Aug 2018 • Friends
The West Village is the western half of Manhattan's epicenter of cultural. It's home to celebrities such as Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick.
Written July 31, 2019
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Alec D
Seattle, WA2,743 contributions
Apr 2019 • Solo
The West & East Village are both worth a visit. Many people would choose to live in the West Village if they could afford it. There's lots of shops and great restaurants to enjoy.
Written May 1, 2019
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Striker-Pierce
Alexandria, VA2 contributions
Mar 2016 • Business
I recently started taking Clients in the West Village where I stay almost every other week with friends and colleagues. We teach our Clients on how to be aware of stalkers and street crime and help them secure their restaurants and small businesses from social hacks, unfair competitive intelligence, fraud and theft. With that said, we have had the opportunity through this work of meeting and eating at some of the best places I have ever been. Nestled in lower Manhattan, primarily between Houston and E 17th St and 5th and 10th avenue, the West Village is a welcome retreat from a city that truly never sleeps. I like to start my day with a great cup of coffee from Jack's Coffee off of West 10th Street between Waverly Place and Greenwich Ave (not St!). Jack's Stir Brew Coffee (the official name) is a great little place that owns its own patent for its unique stir brew method of brewing coffee. I will then head East towards the New York Public library to meet students and begin my classes. I normally take them for a walk (all the while they are looking out for my role players who are following us covertly) down to the are of 1 5th avenue by way of West 8th Street in order to give us plenty of cover stops at the Eighth Street Gift store, then Uncle Sam's Army Navy Store (the first "trendy" surplus store I have ever seen), and eventually pop out on 5th ave. As soon as we hit 5th, I tell them to brace themselves and look to their right. There they are welcomed by the historic and beautiful Washington Square Park's Arch with the blazing green glory of Washington Square Park just beyond. We go through the park where there is never a shortage of street performers, protests, and people of all ages lounging on benches and blankets. There are a dozens of buotique book stores, thrift shops, and great food everywhere. When the day ends I like to take them to Sammy's Noodles over on 453 6th Ave for some of the best Peking Duck and Soy wrapped dumplings you'll ever taste, and then a quick stroll over to Christopher street to have a drink at a jazz bar and peruse used books and records. In the West Village, there is simply something for everyone, every age, every taste. And the people...wonderful, even to tourists! Whether you are detecting spies at a Striker Pierce street course or simply needing to get away from the hustle and bustle of Times Square, just hop on the 1, 2, or 3 subway at heading downtown and get off at either 14th Street or 4th Street Stop...your day or night will never go "South" when hanging our in "The Village."
Written February 14, 2017
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