Greenwich Village, New York City

Regarded as a haven for creative types from the late 19th century till the late 20th century, Greenwich Village served as the birthplace for the Beat generation and 1960s counterculture in the East Coast. Though a victim of gentrification, the Village--as it's known by locals--still possesses a strong community identity. The best way to get a feel for this is to stroll through the area. Make sure to stop by the historic Washington Square Park and the nearby Grey Art Gallery, which houses New York University's art collection. The neighborhood also boasts a strong performing arts scene with many theaters. To learn more about the area's important history and architecture, take a guided tour. To visit Greenwich Village on your holiday in New York City, and find out what else New York City has to offer, use our New York City journey planner.
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  • Visit this quaint neighborhood with an eclectic mix of lifestyles and dining experiences to get a sample of the real New York. Experience the diversity that has made New York famous as a melting pot.  more »
  • Greenwich village is the opportunity to ride a relaxing and informative if the time is with you. We did the classic circuit recommended by guides departing from Washington square park and finished at Grove street. Pretty houses, quiet unlike other neighborhoods in NY and then we started the walk along the HighLine.
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  • This neighbourhood is very quiet and nice to walk calmly. It has small hidden shops where you can find you things unique antiques and historic houses.
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