Village at a Glance:
from the street grid that makes up most of Manhattan,
Greenwich Village is a great escape from the noisy concrete
urban jungle. Take time to walk around its winding, residential
streets that were built on a human scale before the rise
of steel and cast iron.
dark, mysterious courtyards nestled in between brownstones
and townhouses to suddenly realize what most of Manhattan
looked like back in the day. Sample the funky, independently
owned stores, shops and restaurants (especially around
Macdougal Street) that typically give the neighborhood
its distinctive character, set apart from the chain stores
that line the broader avenues further uptown.
don't miss a walk around New York University and Washington
Square, a good starting point for any Village visit offering
a vivid circus of skateboard tricks, live impromptu music
concerts and street performances.
course, this perfectly preseved neighborhood didn't happen
by accident. Home to artists, musicians and writers for
most of the last century, Village residents continue to
fight the good fight, today resulting in almost a third
of the neighborhood's buildings being named historical
Greenwich Village (or the Village, or the West Village)
is roughly bounded between 14th Street and West Houston
from the Hudson River to Fifth Avenue.
to Get There By Subway: Take the A, C, E or B, D F or
V trains to the West 4th Street station; the 1 or 9 train
to Christopher Street/Sheridan Square or to Houston Street
stations; the 6 train to Astor Place; or the R or W train
to 8th Street and Broadway.
to Get There by Bus: M1 M2 M3 M5 M6 M8
see -> Greenwich
Village Halloween Parade
about Greenwich Village around the Web:
Greenwich Village Society
Village - Wikipedia
Archives - Greenwich Village History