West Village
West Village
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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 • 4 min walk
  • West 4th St – Washington Square • 7 min walk
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Emily D
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Friends
Fantastic service. Delicious food. Great ambiance Bojan is the best waiter I’ve ever come across!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Written 20 January 2024
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therichastill
Stevenage, UK2,762 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Solo
Greenwich Village is a very cool area of Manhattan and the West Village is the western part of this neighbourhood.

There are plenty of apartment blocks in the area also lots of small bars and restaurants. There are also plenty of little shops selling all sorted of things.

I was really struck by the architecture. To me it seemed like this was the New York from movies and TV shows of the 70' and 80's and it was nice to wander around.
Written 16 December 2023
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Noe W
Ginza, Japan13 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Business
I mean... movie set out of this world sure.
I plan on giving a taste of each hood.
I have to say smg that might blow your mind - if you are visiting - you might want to come on a week day or evening for a walk, fantasize about its inhabitants but not spend your $--- but the city as changed so much you could get a better cafe, diner eating experience elsewhere - as in a more nyc feel- as far as service quality goes - the idea of finding that cute little place in the back of nowhere you think no one knows is OVA post 2010 thanks IG..but walks and fantasies are a must stop. If you want a cafe I hope to review a good grab and go at least...oslo comes to mind now but will write more!!!
Written 18 September 2023
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA17,059 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
We came to this important and charming neighborhood several times during our stay, mostly for food and drink. But one could also come here for a walking tour or just wandering tree-shaded brownstone streets. Lots of eating nightlife here, a couple of clubs. Famous and historic.
Written 18 July 2023
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StephenCross
Dublin, Ireland18,550 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Couples
The West Village in Manhattan is filled with lively bars, restaurants and shops. Also parks , theatre and art shops. Recommended
Written 26 January 2023
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Tom Johnson
Pismo Beach, CA10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Family
We need to visit The West Village every fall. We crave it. We head to the West Village and simply walk the streets with no plans. If we are hungry, then it is easy to get deliciousness food at a good price without some ungodly wait. We love Bleecker. The people and the neighborhood locals are wonderful. So genuine and caring and friendly. Washington Square Park is special. So is McDougal Street. Bedford, Grove, Barrow, Charles, Perry, too many quaint streets to list. Heartwarming.
Written 17 November 2022
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Tom J
London, UK1,662 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Couples
There is just something about the West Village that brings me back in every trip to the city. A perfect escape from the madness of midtown, the West Village and its cool tree lined streets are the perfect place for a bit of respite from the crowds.

The West Village has some great movie and TV sights such as the Friends building on Bedford St. couple that with some of the best eateries in the city, I’d definitely recommend a good walk through the area!
Written 23 July 2022
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The Five Road Trippers 🚙🎡🎢🧳
Long Island, NY15,368 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Friends
The West village is my favorite side of the village. I'm a big fan of the architecture. When you walk down any side street, you will not see two alike structures on the same street. The townhouses are beautiful. These stately homes are all well over 100 years old.

You do not see the same grandeur or charm in the east village.
Written 25 April 2022
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psudino
Weehawken, NJ4,219 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022
Greenwich village is already knows for it's focus on culture and bohemian styles. West Village is a subsection that is even more intense than the whole. Artist lofts and galleries, Cafe Society (referring to the first integrated nightclub that still influences the area), Off-Broadway's oldest theater and the world's biggest Halloween parade. The West Village is both old and new simultaneously and a wonderful place to get lost while strolling around and seeing the sights
Written 22 March 2022
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA17,059 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
This is a great neighborhood to walk around. We had dinner here several times, lots of good places and it is quite animated at night. But it is not as it used to be, too much money, too many temporary residents, so it is not the village it used to be. Still a lot of fun.
Written 9 January 2022
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