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West Village, New York City

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The West Village is a neighborhood in Manhattan, New York City. Largely thought to constitute the western portion of the larger Greenwich Village neighborhood within Lower Manhattan, the area is roughly bounded by the Hudson River on the west and Sixth Avenue on the east, extending from West 14th Street south to West Houston Street. The Far West Village extends from the Hudson River to Hudson Street. Bordering neighborhoods are Chelsea to the north, Hudson Square – officially designated in 2009 – and the South Village to the south, and the East Village to the east.The neighborhood is primarily residential, with a multitude of small restaurants, shops, and services. The area is part of Manhattan Community Board 2, as well as of the Sixth Precinct of the New York City Police Department, which also covers an area east of the West Village between Sixth Avenue and Broadway from Houston to 14th Streets. Residential property sale prices in the West Village neighborhood are some of the most expensive in the United States, typically exceeding US2,000$/ft2 in 2016.
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  • We were in this quiet neighborhood yesterday morning. I really wanted to see the House of Carrie! (Sex and the city). Simple, gay friendly environment, ideal for a leisurely stroll.
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  • One of my favorite parts of the city to walk around. Maybe you will find the friends building? Tons of great restaurants with street side seating, great shops, amazing architecture. super fun area to ...  more »
  • This neighborhood has changed a lot and it may not be the bohemia of New York anymore but it's still a must see destination. From picturesque historic streets to trendy restaurants and bars, to the oc...  more »

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