Often referred to as the Village,’ Greenwich Village is among Manhattan’s most desirable and expensive residential neighborhoods and is bounded by 6th Avenue on the west and 4th Avenue on the east, 14th Street on the north and Houston Street on the south.
The village’s history, though, betrays its current status as the neighborhood of the affluent. The village was once the incubating ground of artistic, social and political movements that have helped shape the history of United States of America. Greenwich Village has often been the center of both New York’s and America’s societal transformations.
A walking tour is definitely your best bet if you want to learn more about this fantastic neighborhood’s history and want to engross yourself in Greenwich Village.
A walking tour of one of NYC’s most desirable and historic neighborhoods lets you explore its leafy streets where bohemians and artists and legends spent their years.
If you’re wondering what exactly you need to visit, check out the Village’s best sights below. The tour can take anywhere between 1.5 to 2 hours to complete and involves a moderate amount of walking. Make sure you wear comfortable shoes.
- Washington Square Park – the heart of Greenwich Village
- Washington Mews at the 5th Ave
- Electric Lady Studio built by Jimi Hendrix
- The Stonewall Inn
- Marie’s Crisis Cafe
- The ‘Friends’ apartment
- Chumley’s – a restaurant which has served booze to authors like Faulkner, O’Neill and Steinback
- Bleecker Street – the heart of Italian Immigrant Community
- Lady of Pompeii
- Cherry Lane Theater
- A right from MacDougal Street for the center of nightlife – for legendary restaurants and clubs like Café Wha?, Café Reggio and Minetta Tavern
- Rocco’s Pastry Shop
- New York University Campus
Enjoy the little things! Just whip out your bus tracker app and get to the Greenwich Village!