Greenwich Village
Greenwich Village
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Like a small town within Manhattan, the Village has narrow tree-lined streets and brick townhouses.
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The area
Neighbourhood: Greenwich Village
Commonly known as “the Village” to New Yorkers, it was here in Greenwich Village that both 1960’s counter culture and the LGBT movement were born. Famous for its bohemian past, head to Washington Square Park to get a feel for this diverse and energetic neighbourhood. You’ll find NYU students, street performers, skateboarders, kids frolicking in the fountain, and locals relaxing and playing chess. Stroll the streets to discover a mix of majestic town homes and hidden bars and restaurants that give this neighbourhood an old-school residential feel. When the sun goes down, check out one of the famous jazz or comedy clubs that still packs them in every night.
How to get there
  • Christopher St – Sheridan Square • 1 min walk
  • West 4th St – Washington Square • 4 min walk
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  • Thomas V
    Oakland, California16,444 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Food and Charm
    We came here for dinner a few times while we were in town and also walked around a bit. Also went to a great bar. Lots of history here, but also lots of night life and it is an upscale residential area. Charming side streets.
    Visited May 2023
    Written 18 June 2023
  • CPSH
    Simpsonville, South Carolina368 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    West is best!
    This was our first time exploring the Village and it didn’t disappoint. The West Village was particularly inviting with cute tree-lined streets, brownstone homes, and shops and restaurants tucked in on many blocks. East Village was a little bit tired and worn-looking and not somewhere I’d go at night or spend much time.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 17 July 2023
  • therichastill
    Stevenage, United Kingdom3,012 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Where It's At
    Greenwich Village is part of the south western area of Manhattan. I would definitely recommend a visit to this area of New York City. The whole neighbourhood has a laid back vibe and there are lots of quirky little bars and cafes to visit. There are also some cool shops where you might find something a little unusual. It's the sort of area where you can just wander around get lost and immerse yourself. Highly recommended.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 28 December 2023
  • traveltheworld012
    Rochester, Minnesota15,703 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    My favorite place in all of NYC, wonderful people live here.
    Whenever we go to NYC, we also visit here. Most recently my wife and I with another couple, walked here from the Flat Iron Building area (around 23rd St.) on Thursday, December 28, 2023. It was a nice walk and as we entered the Greenwich Village area it was like a walk back in time. Historic buildings, small family owned shops, little bookstores, nice comfortable coffee shops and restaurants and large trees shading the streets instead of mostly concrete and steel, here there are brick, wood and greenery. In a way, it is still the 1950s or 60s here. We enjoyed walking around the area, taking in the sometimes quirkiness but welcoming vibe. We spent 6 hours here and met a few long time residents. This is a great place for relaxation and enjoyment of a unique neighborhood. The only drawback is that we were here around the Christmas holiday and some locations were very crowded with tourists.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 3 February 2024
  • TravelingSoccerLoon
    Saint Paul, Minnesota5,182 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Washington Square Park is the Center of this Unique Neighborhood
    Greenwich Village is known as the center of the counter-culture movement of the 1960s. That bohemian feel has been transformed as its now an expensive and trendy neighborhood to live but it still retains some of its historical roots. Visiting Washington Square Park filled with artists, musicians and an assortment of interesting characters makes for some great people watching. There are many terrific restaurants, bars, cafes and entertainment venues that can be found in the neighborhood. Greenwich Village remains one of the most unique neighborhoods in NYC and should definitely be experienced if visiting NYC for the first time.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 31 March 2024
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Sue B
10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
So glad we went as a side trip in NY. We wandered around soaking up the atmosphere and visited the narrowest townhouse in NY.
Written 23 April 2024
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cvmillers
25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Wonderful little neighborhood. I plotted a few points on a map and we spent a morning just exploring… Ghostbusters firehouse, Stonewall, Friends apartment, Carrie Bradshaw’s brownstone, Magnolia bakery. Not much to do at any one spot, but we very much enjoyed the vibe of the area. As a tourist, it certainly seems a world away from the bright lights of Times Square…
Written 17 April 2024
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TravelingSoccerLoon
Saint Paul, MN5 182 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
Greenwich Village is known as the center of the counter-culture movement of the 1960s. That bohemian feel has been transformed as its now an expensive and trendy neighborhood to live but it still retains some of its historical roots. Visiting Washington Square Park filled with artists, musicians and an assortment of interesting characters makes for some great people watching. There are many terrific restaurants, bars, cafes and entertainment venues that can be found in the neighborhood. Greenwich Village remains one of the most unique neighborhoods in NYC and should definitely be experienced if visiting NYC for the first time.
Written 1 April 2024
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Michelle D
Hialeah, FL24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
LOVED the vibe here - went to Johns of Bleeker St. with really good pizza (lots of famous ppl on the walls) - and walked to the park where there were street performers (very interesting) and comedy club not expensive. Plenty of happy hours as you walk and friendly ppl
Written 28 March 2024
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traveltheworld012
Rochester, MN15 703 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
Whenever we go to NYC, we also visit here. Most recently my wife and I with another couple, walked here from the Flat Iron Building area (around 23rd St.) on Thursday, December 28, 2023. It was a nice walk and as we entered the Greenwich Village area it was like a walk back in time. Historic buildings, small family owned shops, little bookstores, nice comfortable coffee shops and restaurants and large trees shading the streets instead of mostly concrete and steel, here there are brick, wood and greenery. In a way, it is still the 1950s or 60s here. We enjoyed walking around the area, taking in the sometimes quirkiness but welcoming vibe. We spent 6 hours here and met a few long time residents. This is a great place for relaxation and enjoyment of a unique neighborhood. The only drawback is that we were here around the Christmas holiday and some locations were very crowded with tourists.
Written 3 February 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

therichastill
Stevenage, UK3 012 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Solo
Greenwich Village is part of the south western area of Manhattan. I would definitely recommend a visit to this area of New York City. The whole neighbourhood has a laid back vibe and there are lots of quirky little bars and cafes to visit. There are also some cool shops where you might find something a little unusual. It's the sort of area where you can just wander around get lost and immerse yourself.

Highly recommended.
Written 28 December 2023
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A Midlife Adventure
Dursley, UK2 768 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
We expected to visit Greenwich Village and it to deliver “ a village”. Perhaps we were a bit naive. It just felt like another section of New York.
We took a walking tour which I’ve reviewed separately but the streets just blended into one another, there was no real vibe or atmosphere. I guess we were expecting it to be like Hampstead in London but it didn’t deliver the same village feel, the exclusivity of independent shops or even the cleanliness.
Written 13 October 2023
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CPSH
Simpsonville, SC368 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
This was our first time exploring the Village and it didn’t disappoint. The West Village was particularly inviting with cute tree-lined streets, brownstone homes, and shops and restaurants tucked in on many blocks.

East Village was a little bit tired and worn-looking and not somewhere I’d go at night or spend much time.
Written 17 July 2023
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA16 444 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
We came here for dinner a few times while we were in town and also walked around a bit. Also went to a great bar. Lots of history here, but also lots of night life and it is an upscale residential area. Charming side streets.
Written 19 June 2023
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Xyz
Nagpur, India3 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Couples
I visited that place last year and it was the best outlier place I have ever seen in New York City..I also liked the culture in that place and the people were kind.
Written 3 June 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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