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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  • Just walk around The Village, up and down the tiny historic streets, enjoy Washington Square Park, the cool shops, fun places to grab a bite to eat. You can’t lose. Give yourself a few hours to take i...  more »
  • Suggest the Original Walking Food Tour of the Village - fantastic 3 hour tour of the food and architecture of the Village.  more »
  • Is where 5th Avenue ends, a very nice monument to take pictures, read a book or to take a rest after the long walks of Manhattan, nearby there are small boutiques and a university place. If you're cat...  more »
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