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Manhattan, New York City 

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Greenwich Village

 
 

Greenwich Village (also known as the Village) is a neighborhood located in Downtown Manhattan. The neighborhood was once known for its bohemian culture and home of the artistic and literary community during the first half of the 20th century. The bohemian culture has since faded and today very much a middle-class residential neighborhood in New York City. Nevertheless, Greenwich Village is still a colorful neighborhood with its own distinctive charm, community identity, and still retains a liberal attitude.

The Neighborhood
Greenwich Village has a European flare and resembles a large town in Europe rather than a city in the United States. Many of the buildings in the neighborhood were constructed during the 19th century and not more than seven floors. Much of the streets here are narrow lined with residential blocks, small shops, restaurants, cafes and bars.
The heart of the neighborhood is Washington Square Park, a popular meeting spot for the residence of the area.

Entertainment
Greenwich Village is not a glitzy area of Manhattan and is a world apart from the entertainment district of Times Square. Nevertheless, the neighborhood has a vibrant and entertaining nightlife with several of New York City’s Off-Broadway and Off-Off Broadway theaters located here. There are also several music venues including jazz clubs and among the most well-known are the Village Vanguard, Village Gate, and Blue Note.
The Comedy Cellar and Boston are well-known clubs popular for their stand-up comedy.

Greenwich Village, New York City

Residences in Greenwich Village by Smallbones

Eating Out
There are plenty of options when it comes to eating out in Greenwich Village and with a wide range of foods and cuisines including American, Italian, Mexican, Japanese, Chinese, Middle Eastern, and Indian to name a few. Eateries in the neighborhood include takeaways, delis, family restaurants, and the upscale fine dining establishments. Greenwich Village also has a cafe culture with many cafes staying opened late into the night especially during the summer months.

Washington Square in Greenwich Village, New York City

Washington Square in Greenwich Village by Matthew Jesuele

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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