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It’s full of art and culture that dates back through 20th century.

Welcome to Greenwich Village

A lively, centrally located neighborhood in Lower Manhattan
Greenwich Village, mostly known simply as “The Village,” is a lively neighborhood full of culture and history. It’s centrally located to Midtown and other downtown neighborhoods, though with the iconic Washington Square Park and popular dining spots, there’s not much reason to leave. The Village is also well known for its nightlife, which brings residents from all over Manhattan to enjoy its laid-back atmosphere.
The Village is the beating heart of lower Manhattan. It’s full of art and culture that dates back through much of the 20th century. In the 1960s, performers such as Allen Ginsberg and Bob Dylan would play at cafes and clubs here. The vibrant atmosphere that was fostered here runs deep, and The Village continues to be home to many artistic souls.
Because of the neighborhood’s central location and energetic feel, plenty of sought-after real estate abounds here. From perfectly located luxury buildings complete with doormen to quaint brownstones with a more suburban feel, The Village has plenty to offer when it comes to residences.

What to Love

  • Vibrant nightlife
  • Centrally located in Lower Manhattan
  • Renowned local eateries
  • Home to Washington Square Park

Local Lifestyle

Greenwich Village has a long history of activism, arts, and self-expression. Washington Square Park is often full of street performances, protests, and artists seeking inspiration. The neighborhood is also home to New York University (NYU), and its students bring a level of curiosity and excitement to the area. Professionals, students, and artists mix as residents of The Village, and the neighborhood has an energetic hum all day and well into the night.

Dining, Entertainment, and Shopping

Greenwich Village is sprinkled with culture, small shops, and delicious eateries. Around every corner, residents will find something new to delight and inspire them. Open from sunlight to candlelight, Buvette is a casual neighborhood eatery full of old-world charm. Loring Place serves seasonal, local American cuisine. Minetta Tavern is a hot-ticket French bistro often frequented by celebrities. Set in a gorgeous townhouse, Blue Hill brings a new level of decadence and intimacy to the farm-to-table scene. Enjoy the fruit of generations in the historic Italian spot Dante, or go retro-glam for your pasta digs at another celebrity-frequented spot, Carbone.
Strand Book Store is an iconic Manhattan institution. Add to your bookshelf, do some research or attend one of their many author events and book signings. The Shops NYC nearby is great for your everyday shopping, from groceries to gifts.

Things to Do

Home to New York University (NYU), Greenwich Village has some of Manhattan’s best arts and culture. From plays to art shows to lectures, NYU merges with the city in a mutually beneficial relationship.
Washington Square Park is a popular gathering spot for locals that’s full of street performers, picnickers, and students. Many people also stop by to play a leisurely game of chess or lounge by the fountain. MacDougal Street is a small one-way street in the heart of The Village that is full of hot spots. Try out the restaurants, enjoy the art or have some laughs at The Comedy Cellar.
Greenwich Village has some of the most iconic music venues in the city. At beloved spots like Cafe Wha?, The Village Underground, and The Bitter End, music lovers can enjoy present-day artists while also marveling at the historic performers that have graced these venues.


Though it’s most well-known for being home to NYU, Greenwich Village has several notable public schools within its borders.
  • PS 41, PK-5, often touted as the best elementary school in Manhattan
  • PS 3, PK-5, established in the 1820s, this school is a model of progressive American education

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