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.
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We spent a nice early afternoon in Greenwich Village during our recent visit to NYC. Our primary reason was to visit the NYU facilities, but we also enjoyed roaming the streets, having a deli lunch... more »
We really enjoyed exploring the NYU campus and Washington Square Park. There is always something going on in the park. They have several benches to relax on after exploring the area more »
The village is a great place to explore. So many cool areas, shops, and restaurants in this historic area. more »
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