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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  • October 3, 2017
    Greenwich Village has some of New York's oldest buildilng and the narrowest house in New York is in Greenwich Village. Known for it's bohemian past, there are many restaurants to chose from, so much s...  more »
  • October 2, 2017
    As the Bohemian title walking aimlessly... is well neighborhood, very tranqui and beautiful walk... highly recommended at any time of the day...
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  • October 1, 2017
    Washington Square Park is crowded with NYU students, artists and musicians, including recreational park. Friday evening Jazz performances, martial arts, such as participation in a free atmosphere, such as lesson fun. Pleasure in the free atmosphere of the local if you want, is recommended.
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