Greenwich Village, distinguished from the upper-class neighborhood of Washington Square, is located between Broadway (East end) and the North River (part of the Hudson River) (West end), and between Houston Street (South end) and 14th Street (North end). Located near the center of the neighborhood is Washington Square Park and New York University. The western part of Greenwich Village is known as the West Village, which is primarily a residential area with many popular small restaurants and shops.
Greenwich Village,also known as "The Village", is one of Manhattan’s stereotypical 'New York' neighborhoods. It is home to a variety of family types including young single individuals, elderly residents, and professionals. Greenwich Village also has a large group of students residing at the local New York University’s campus. Washington Square Park is a popular public park with a lot of social activities including street performers.
Washington Square Park
Tattoos, piercing, framing artwork, fine dining, sexy lingerie, and edgy haircuts, Greenwich Village has it all. Bleecker Street is the major commercial street at Greenwich Village with lively pedestrians, plenty of stylish boutiques, vintage arts stores, and artisan bakeries like Magnolia Bakery.
Bleecker Street, Magnolia Bakery
Bleecker Street’s night life is full of popular nightclubs and bars. The street was once referenced as the center of American bohemia, which leads to popular music venues, clubs and comedy clubs in the neighborhood today. Village Vanguard and Blue Note, and Smalls Jazz Club are very popular among the locals.
Village Vanguard Jazz Club
Astor Place Theater is an important venue for Off-Broadway and Off-Off-Broadway shows located at Greenwich Village where famous groups such as the Blue Man Group has performed. IFC Center is another famous art house movie theater in Greenwich Village.
Astor Place Theater
The Village is known for numerous brunch and café places. Tea & Sympathy is a famous tea house serving British comfort food such as Afternoon Tea, Shepherd's Pie, Sticky Toffee Pudding, and Scones with clotted cream and jam. A brunch hot spot -Rosemary’s - has a rooftop farm for seasonal Italian dishes, house-made pasta, and notable wines. The famous ramen chain from Japan- E.A.K Ramen - opened its shop in 2017.
Tea & Sympathy
Subways are plentiful and easy to find: The A, B, C, D, E, and F trains are at West 4th Street and the N and R trains are on 8th Street. The neighborhood is easily accessible from anywhere in Manhattan.
Subway: B,D,F,M to Broadway-Lafayette | 6 to Bleecker St. | 6 to Astor Pl. | R,W to 8th St.-NYU | L,N,Q,R,W,4,5,6 to Union Square | A,B,C,D,E,F,M to W. 4th St. | F,L,M to Sixth Ave.-14th St.
= Japanese Store