Our Greenwich Village NYC guide provides insight into one of NYC’s most cherished neighborhoods. The Village is full of history, celebrity, politics, landmarks and so much more. The NYU campus, Washington Square Park, gorgeous brownstones and cobble stone streets, amazing restaurants, tons of trees and much more make this area a local favorite.

For purposes of dividing the neighborhoods, here we cover Greenwich Village and NoHo. These areas, which are tiny in size, are jam-packed with so much to do, so please see our separate guides for the West Village and East Village.

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Things to Do and See in Greenwich Village NYC

NoHo NYC, which stands for NOrth of HOuston, has an abundance of nightlife, restaurants, and many shops offering one-of-a-kind designer goods. This is often where up-and-coming designers open their first clothing, jewelry and leather goods boutiques before they become super-famous.

Village Alliance – the local advocacy group offers an information booth and free tours. They are on top of every new business and restaurant and quite often offer local discounts to their member businesses.

The Village Alliance Information Booth is located at the Ruth Wittenberg Triangle on 6th Avenue, between West 9th St. & Greenwich Avenue. They also offer free walking tours. You can also discover Greenwich Village history and gossip that even New York’s cognoscenti don’t know with their seasonal Greenwich Village Free Walking Tours. Check their website for over 20 self guided tours throughout the village, focusing on different things, like music, celebrity, architecture, politics, kids and much more.

More Info: greenwichvillage.nyc

Greenwich Village NYC Tours

Washington Square Park is home to the Washington Square Arch, which was modeled after Paris’ Arc de Triomphe. The park is amazing place to walk around and there are quite often protests, events, art fairs, movies under stars and more going on.

Washington Mews is a small strip of residential land by NYU that will make you feel like you’re in a small European village. The New Yorkers who styled this whole area in the 1800s clearly had a thing for Europe and modeled everything after it.

Greenwich Village Blue Doors Alley

Museum of the American Gangster

Museum of the American Gangster

“Located in a former speakeasy, the Gangster Museum’s goal is to objectively present the role that crime has played in shaping the politics, culture, myth and lore of New York City — and beyond.”
More Info: museumoftheamericangangster.org, 80 St. Marks Place

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Greenwich Village NYC Neighborhood Guide Sightseeing Passes

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Greenwich Village NYC Restaurants

Pommes Frites – grab and go Belgian Fries, served in paper cones, with a choice of 30 sauces. Soooo good – easy, fast, cheap! 128 Macdougal St.

Blue Ribbon Brasserie (Sullivan b/w Spring and Prince) – excellent, high end comfort food. A local favorite of the City’s chefs after they close their own retaurants. Great for late-night dining. Must like the menu as-is and definitely make a reservation.

Tomoe Sushi (172 Thompson St) – long lines, but some of the best and reasonbly priced sushi in NYC.

Minetta Tavern (West Village) – often lauded as the best burger in the city. But, it’s not a burger joint, more like a bistro. MT started as a speakeasy in the 1920s and over the years has seen all kinds of celebs, authors, fashion designers and other legends.

NoHo Recommended Restaurants

Bond St Sushi (6 Bond St/Lafayette) – very swanky sushi spot. $50 and up for dinner. Crowd is well-dressed, both for business and dates.

La Esquina (114 Kenmare, Centre St) – on the outside, a dive Mexican taco stand, but inside (once you walk through the kitchen), one of the hottest and secret restaurants and nightlife in all of Manhattan.

Il Buco (53 Great Jones St) – authentic Italian and Mediterranean with communal tables. The type of place locals go 2x a week and for sure for Sunday dinner.

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Greenwich Village Neighborhood Guide Shopping

Many tiny, original and unique boutiques line the streets on Mulberry, Mott and Elizabeth Streets. Don’t expect brand names (ie, chain stores), but original high-end designers, many of whom go on to become household brand names. Much cooler than fake, illegal bags on Canal Street.

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Greenwich Village Hotels

The Marlton Hotel

Cooper Square Hotel (25 Cooper Sq/ Bowery, NoHo) – very modern, all glass building. Great 2nd floor lobby bar and 3 kinds of robes in each room.

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Greenwich Village Subways

  • 6 to Bleecker St. or Astor Place
  • B, D, F, V to Broadway-Lafayette St.
  • General Address: 8 E 8th St, NY, NY 10003

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Greenwich Village Neighborhood Guide Maps

Greenwich Village starts at 14th Street (Union Square) and runs south to Houston Street. The west border is 6th Ave and the East is Broadway.

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Harlem

Our Harlem neighborhood guide will show you the wonderful cultural, food, music and historic value of this landmark area, which has long, strong and proud NYC roots. The Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s began the golden age of African-American culture, literature, music, artists, theater and art, which continues to strengthen today. If you want to eat authentic soul food, hear mind-blowing jazz and gospel and clothing shop with Alicia Keys and Jay-Z, then Harlem is on your bucket list!

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Upper West Side

The Upper West Side is a residential neighborhood filled with young professionals and families. It is a great place to stay if you are looking to avoid the heavy crowds of Midtown, explore Central Park, The Museum of Natural History, the Beacon Theatre, Lincoln Center, the West Side Highway and still be about 20 minutes from most of Manhattan.

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Central Park

Central Park offers 843 gorgeous acres to explore and 100s of things to do, which is why we consider it an unofficial neighborhood. Central Park draws 38 million visits a year and is home to the Central Park Film Festival, SummerStage, Shakespeare in the Park, Ice Skating, Central Park Zoo, Bow Bridge, biking, playgrounds, the Carousel and much more.

  • Explore: Central Park Guide
  • To Do: Central Park Zoo, Carousel, TV and Movie Sites, Ice Skating, Loeb Boathouse

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Garment District / Fashion Center

The Garment District, also called the Fashion District or Fashion Center, is home to many of the world's most famous fashion designers and showrooms. The area is an amazing resource for fabrics, beads and trims, however, unless you are trade, don't expect to walk in off the street to designer showrooms. The best way to possibly get access to private showrooms is through a private tour or a NYC Sample Sale.

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Greenwich Village & NoHo

Our Greenwich Village NYC Guide provides insight into one of NYC's most cherished neighborhoods. The Village is full of history, celebrity, politics, landmarks and so much more. The NYU campus, Washington Square Park, gorgeous brownstones and cobble stone streets, amazing restaurants, tons of trees and much more make this area a local favorite.

Greenwich Village NYC Guide

West Village

The West Village Guide is filled with tree-lined streets, beautiful old brownstones and hundreds of shops, restaurants and cafés. It is truly a quintessential NYC neighborhood, inhabited by locals and celebrities who can afford to live anywhere they choose. If you're a Friends or Sex and the City fan, then you are already quite familiar with the West Village...now it's time to come experience it!

West Village NYC Guide

Upper East Side NYC

The Upper East Side is an upscale, residential neighborhood and home to Museum Mile, some uber-upscale shopping and Gracie Mansion. The homes on Fifth Avenue, along Central Park, are some of the most exclusive in all of Manhattan. You've likely seen the Upper East Side on Gossip Girl, Sex and the City, The Real Housewives of New York, I Love Lucy, Breakfast at Tiffany's and dozens of other times on your screens.

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Chinatown NYC

Chinatown NYC is a small, but very densely packed area of shops and restaurants. It is really fun to walk around, enjoy the culture, pick up some souvenirs, and most definitely, eat some delicious and affordable Dim Sum, dumplings, pork buns and other amazing Chinese cuisines.

  • Explore: Chinatown NYC Guide Guide
  • To Do: Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA), Mahayana Buddhist Temple, Dim Sum & Dumplings

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Little Italy NYC

Little Italy NYC Guide is a just a few blocks, with tons of outdoor restaurants and owners promising free wine and sangria to lure you in. Puglia is a favorite restaurant for families with their live singing and kids standing on their chairs waving napkins. Visit the new Italian American Museum, which tells the story "from Columbus to Cuomo," the original Old St. Patrick's Church and NYC Police Headquarters.

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