Greenwich Village

The Village remains a diverse and LGBTQ+ friendly neighborhood.

Welcome to Greenwich Village

A lively artistic neighborhood well known for its bohemian charm.
This neighborhood near the heart of Manhattan has been a bohemian haven since the early 1900s, and that artistic charm never left.

In the 1960s, Greenwich Village was famously home to singer-songwriter Bob Dylan, known for his protest songs. Velvet Underground frontman Lou Reed and pop artist Andy Warhol have also called the Village home.

It also became the birthplace of the gay rights movement when bargoers at the Stonewall Inn rioted against police officers. The Village remains a diverse and LGBTQ+ friendly neighborhood.

The Village is known for its eclectic mix of iconic New York architecture styles, including (but not limited to) Greek Revival, Federal, Italianate, and Georgian Revival. The average price of a home in the Village is slightly less than $1 million.  

What to Love

  • Bohemian, artistic charm
  • A progressive and accepting neighborhood with a history of social justice
  • Bustling nightlife and activities

People & Lifestyle

The culture of Greenwich Village is lively, creative, and progressive. As the home of many iconic musicians, artists, and intellectuals, the Village has retained its Bohemian vibe throughout the decades. It occupies a central location near the heart of New York City and boasts colorful nightlife. There is no shortage of clubs, bars, and cafés where you can dance the night away or check out the local music scene. 

The residents of Greenwich Village are also aware of their neighborhood’s unique and rich history, and the Village Preservation Society works to ensure that the cultural landmarks of the Village live on. 

Dining, Shopping, & Entertainment

You can travel to Paris without leaving the Village with the French-inspired cuisine at Boucherie, Buvette, and Amélie Wine Bar. Step into literary history by paying a visit to Minetta Tavern, a Parisian-style steakhouse that has fed influential writers like Ernest Hemingway, E.E. Cummings, Eugene O’Neill, and more. 

If you’re in the mood for Italian, you’re in luck — head over to Babbo or Rosemary’s for a plate of authentic Italian cuisine made with fresh produce. If a slice of pizza is more your style, you can’t go wrong with Artichoke Basille’s Pizza.

Satisfy your sweet tooth at Li-Lac Chocolates, Amy’s Bread, and Magnolia Bakery

And if you want to try some of the best cocktails the city has to offer, head down to the jazz bar Analogue or the speakeasy bar Employees Only — the entrance is hidden in a fortune teller’s salon.

There’s also the iconic Stonewall Inn, which is still a popular nightlife destination that honors its LGBTQ+ history.

A trip to Beacon’s Closet is a must for all fashion lovers — you can score unique vintage pieces sure to elevate your wardrobe. 

The Strand Bookstore is the only survivor of “Book Row,” which was once a stretch of Greenwich Village with over 48 bookstores. It has an expansive collection and often hosts literary events.  

Things to Do

Washington Square Park is the heart of the Village and a great place to go for a picnic or to watch the various street performers and buskers. The High Line is an elevated public park built on an old rail line above the city. 

The IFC Center is an art-house theatre that shows independent films — the perfect spot for film lovers! For theatre-goers, The Cherry Lane and Minetta Lane theaters are intimate off-Broadway venues. 

Music lovers are in luck — Greenwich Village still has a colorful music scene. Head over to the Blue Note Jazz Club for dinner and jazz, or take a trip to the Cafe Wha, which helped give music icons like Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, and Bruce Springsteen their start. Le Poisson Rouge is a newer venue but continues the Village tradition of hosting intimate concerts for artists big and small. 

The Comedy Cellar was voted the best comedy club in New York City. 

The Whitney Museum showcases American art from the 20th and 21st centuries.


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