Greenwich Village, New York City

Regarded as a haven for creative types from the late 19th century till the late 20th century, Greenwich Village served as the birthplace for the Beat generation and 1960s counterculture in the East Coast. Though a victim of gentrification, the Village--as it's known by locals--still possesses a strong community identity. The best way to get a feel for this is to stroll through the area. Make sure to stop by the historic Washington Square Park and the nearby Grey Art Gallery, which houses New York University's art collection. The neighborhood also boasts a strong performing arts scene with many theaters. To learn more about the area's important history and architecture, take a guided tour. To visit Greenwich Village on your holiday in New York City, and find out what else New York City has to offer, use our New York City journey planner.
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  • Perhaps it is no longer the village of the Yppies and the protest but remains one of the places that you can not miss in a visit to new York. Washington teams remains the heart of the village. Always busy and full of street performers. The statue of Giuseppe Garibaldi makes a beautiful exhibition of itself inside the garden. From the square you depart the streets full of shops and especially full of small restaurants. A world of varied food collected in a limited space. I guess we don't miss any kind of cooking
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  • We stayed there for a week in April in apartment rental. Excellent choice because this area is rather central compared to the activities to be done on NY. This area is human-sized, no buildings, old NY, shops of all kinds; handy when you go home in the evening and we just want to do some errands...
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