Welcome to Greenwich Village
An antique district with imposing architecture
Greenwich Village is the heart and soul of lower Manhattan, making it one of the best places for creatives. Throughout the 19th century, it became known as the Bohemian Capital, where people with unconventional lifestyles explored.
The village is a beloved mix of vibrance and old-world charm. The area’s enigmatic charm is found throughout the area, particularly in the iconic Washington Park, which provides residents with a buoyant yet well-behaved slice of Manhattan style and sophistication. Greenwich Village is home to an eclectic collection of architectural styles, such as the Second Empire, Georgian Revival, Federal, Greek revival, and Italianate. This village is centrally located, providing easy access to Midtown and Union Square, as well as other neighborhoods like SoHo, Chelsea, Tribeca, and West Village.
What to Love
- The communal culture and the down-to-earth vibe surrounding the neighborhood
- Intricate architecture
- Rich history
- Sex and the City's star, Carrie Bradshaw's apartment
- Popular tourists spots, including the iconic building from the television series Friends
This community-centric village is a world within itself and is known to have everything within the neighborhood. Residents of Greenwich are a mix of professionals, students, and creatives who love the area’s bohemian vibe. In their downtime, locals enjoy an array of family, pet, and group-friendly activities, as well as exquisite places to dine and shop.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Greenwich Village has various culturally-inspired restaurants that offer gourmet cuisines. Gotham is an American restaurant that offers exclusive wine dinners and evening jazz accompanied by unmatched cuisine and unpretentious service.
Have a cappuccino at the Italian Caffe Reggio, which opened in 1927 and introduced the first cup of cappuccino to the United States. Olio e Piu serves authentic and traditional Italian cuisine in an extensive menu created by Chef Pedro Cruz.
There are various shopping stores in Greenwich Village. Screaming Mimi's is a vintage mecca selling women's and men's accessories, as well as clothes sourced from all over the world. Get transported to Paris while shopping in Aedes de Venustas. You’ll wind your way through a charming shop covered in rich burgundy carpets and a gloriously big chandelier as you shop from luxury body care brands like Annick Goutal.
Greenwich Village has a vibrant nightlife. A stop into Comedy Cellar is a must, as this comedy club features shows from both famous and upcoming comedians. Grab drinks with friends at Blind Tiger, which boasts 28 craft beers on tap.
Things to Do
In the heart of Greenwich Village is Washington Park, a beloved location for residents and visitors to experience cultural events, including musicals and theatricals. The park features a playground for children and pets, a battleground for chess enthusiasts, and a gathering spot for avant-garde artists.
Get an out-of-this-world experience by visiting the Museum of Ice Cream, a unique venue that takes innovative ideas and transforms them into concepts that evoke imagination. Learn about the museum’s history as you make your way through 13 multisensory installations, which include a pool full of sprinkles and a three-floor slide.
The New York City Department of Education serves the community of Greenwich Village.