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Greenwich Village, New York City

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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 trip to New York City, use our New York City trip builder.
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  • Avoid the big avenues for walking around in this neighborhood that changes of the luxury buildings. A historic district where the first houses of the famous 5th avenue are very proud to show their past.
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  • Maybe we had just seen to many other sites during our visit, but we were underwhelmed by this area that we had always heard about.  more »
  • Lots of places to eat and shop, especially Promme Frites (not for low-carb lovers) and I-CE NY thai-rolled ice cream. It's a lively stroll at night, just beware of those recruiting this show or that -...  more »