Greenwich Village

Its architecture is just as rich in history.

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About Greenwich Village, Manhattan

Upscale eateries and a vibrant culture with a mix of historic architecture and new luxury spaces


Greenwich Village was the birthplace of the Beatnik Movement in the 1950s, where William S. Burroughs lived on Bedford Street, and Ginsberg and Kerouac often met at a bar on McDougal. The 1960s brought the likes of Bob Dylan and Joni Mitchell to its nightclubs, and it became an epicenter for folk music. Its architecture is just as rich in history. Cobblestone streets still line McDougal and Washington Mews. 19th century Federal and Greek Revival row houses are well-preserved. Grove Court is a prime example. First laid-out in 1848, only residents were allowed through the wrought-iron gate – one of the original concepts for gated communities.


Today, new luxury condominiums are popping up in this coveted neighborhood, but Greenwich Village has retained its unique Bohemian appeal. Professionals, artists, and idealists flock to join its diverse and eclectic community. There’s excellent shopping, dining, and nightlife. It’s adjacent to Chelsea, Soho, West Village, and Tribeca, and is home to New York University and other cultural institutions. It’s no wonder a slew of celebrities call Greenwich Village home, including Leonardo DiCaprio, Hugh Jackman, and Tom Cruise.


What to Love

  • Historic houses and 19th century architecture
  • A vibrant and eclectic culture
  • A famous arts and music scene
  • Upscale dining and nightlife

Local Lifestyle

Greenwich Village is a community-centric neighborhood with definite urban energy and Bohemian vibes. It’s a favorite meet-up location of New Yorkers getting together with friends and family. Its eclectic mix of professionals, artists, musicians, activists, and celebrities can make it feel active and fast-paced at times while other times feel leisurely and relaxed. Residents love heading to Washington Park to relax and people-watch.


Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Olio e Piu is a trattoria serving Napoli thin-crust pizzas and Italian wines. For upscale Italian fare, Carbone elevates classic pastas and serves them in a retro-glam space. Minetta Tavern is a French-style steakhouse with vintage decor. It once attracted the likes of Ernest Hemingway and E.E. Cummings and remains a celebrity-magnet to this day. 


If you want something low-key, Alice serves handmade pastas and has a more intimate atmosphere set in a historic brownstone. Blue Hill’s Family Meal restaurant serves a unique prix-fixe meal with vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options. They don’t have a menu and the dishes are based on available local ingredients. 


Air’s Champagne Parlor is a luxe lounge with an extensive list of champagnes and gourmet snacks. Cuba is a local favorite spot for its authentic atmosphere of lively Latin music, hand-rolled cigars, a roasted pig dish, and delicious mojitos. Manousheh Bleeker specializes in sweet and savory Lebanese flatbreads and Murray’s Bagels boasts the best bagels with an array of cream cheeses and smoked fish.


If you’re looking for specialty libations with dinner, Boucherie is a French bistro with absinthe-inspired cocktails. ZZ’s Clam Bar is a trendy spot serving seafood crudo and handcrafted cocktails. Set in a redesigned historic building, Dante NYC has been serving the negroni since 1915 and is now a New York City landmark. 


If you’re looking for a great afterhours, The Duplex is open until 4 a.m. with comedy, cabaret, drag shows and live music every night and Peculiar Pub has a great selection of international beers. Then you can grab a late-night bite at Mamoun’s Falafel or Ben’s Pizzeria, which is open until 5 a.m.


Things to Do 

Locals and tourists flock to Washington Square Park, famous for its arch, fountains, and street performers. You can even watch local artists paint and then buy their artwork. There are chess games in the southwest corner of the park you can partake in. On warm sunny days, you can head to Pier 45 at Hudson River Park where locals like to sunbathe or picnic on the green lawn. In the summer, they host the Sunset on the Hudson concert series and free salsa classes from Sunset Salsa. 


When you want to watch a movie, IFC Center is an art house, film school and movie theater featuring independent films. Greenwich Village is known for its jazz and comedy clubs. Café Wha has a house band and guest performer, Blue Note Jazz Club is an intimate restaurant and lounge featuring legendary musicians, and The Bitter End is another iconic music club with nightly shows. You can catch New York’s top comedians at The Comedy Cellar and open-mic nights at Greenwich Village Comedy Club.



Greenwich Village is served by New York City Public Schools.


  • P.S. 041 Greenwich Village School
  • P.S. 003 Charrette School
  • St. Luke’s School
  • Academy of St. Joseph




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