Greenwich Village - NYC
Greenwich Village, also known as the West Village, is one of our favorite areas in New York City. Conveniently located in Lower Manhattan, tree-lined Greenwich Village is dotted with historic townhouses, quaint little cafés, neighborhood restaurants, nightclubs and specialty shops. It’s a fun walking town and great for people-watching.
Steeped in history, Greenwich Village was once home to famous writers, poets and artists, including Edgar Allan Poe, Mark Twain, Walt Whitman, Norman Rockwell, Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, Willem de Kooning… to name a few. The Beat Generation started here in the 1950s. Bob Dylan, Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsburg and Dylan Thomas frequented the area. Today, there are a few celebrities who reside in the Village. Keep a look-out next time you’re in the area.
Catch a show at the Cherry Lane Theater, NY’s oldest, continuously running Off-Broadway theater. Barbra Streisand was an usher here, prior to her fame. Check out the narrowest house in New York. The unique brick townhouse is located on Bedford Street in the West Village. Built in 1873, it’s only 9 1/2 feet wide.
Bleecker Street and John’s Pizzeria
Picturesque Bleecker Street, located in the heart of Greenwich Village, is one of the most famous streets in the area. Home to some great little restaurants and shops, it’s not to be missed. Sample some of the city’s best pizza at John’s Pizzeria on Bleeker Street as you explore this historic neighborhood. Their thin-crust brick oven pizza is delicious. Expect a line during peak times, but it’s well worth the wait!
Stroll along nearby Cornelia Street, located just off Bleecker Street. It’s packed with trendy little restaurants and cafés.
SoHo is Manhattan’s most famous Art District. It’s located just a short walk from the Village.
Book New York Sightseeing Tours, Day Trips and Fun Things To Do
Book a Greenwich Village Food & Walking Tour. If you’re taking a Double-Decker Bus Sightseeing Tour, Greenwich Village and Soho are featured stops along the Downtown Loop route. You can hop-on-and-off at your leisure. Take a fun “Sex and the City” Tour. Many scenes from the popular TV show were filmed in Greenwich Village. Visit over 35 famous locations in the Village and around the city where Carrie, Samantha, Miranda and Charlotte hung out.