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Greenwich Village, NY
New York

Greenwich Village showing a fountain

Once the center of New York’s bohemian art scene, this area remains one of the city’s best hangouts and a great spot to sip an espresso or catch an independent film.

During the 20th century, New York’s Greenwich Village was home to the city’s coolest residents. Small printing presses, experimental theater, and gay bars and lesbian bars thrived here along with a strong alternative culture. After World War II, leaders of The Beat Generation wrote poems and stories in Village coffee houses. Though many of the artists have been pushed out by high rents in today’s New York, Greenwich Village still offers high culture, cheap food and small-town coziness.

Start out in Washington Square Park. Here, alongside dog parks and food carts, you’ll find the Washington Square Arch. Built in 1892, this marble arch was based on Paris’s Arc de Triomphe. Head to the southeast corner of the park to challenge someone to an outdoor game of chess.

Grab a bite to eat on MacDougal Street, just to the south of Washington Square Park. Once lined with bohemian coffee houses, this street now hosts cheap ethnic food. Enjoy a falafel, an Indian wrap or a slice of pizza.

Greenwich Village has a long tradition of experimental live theater but these days, it is a center for New York’s film community. Catch a limited-release film at the IFC Center. This art-house theater replaced the Village’s beloved Waverly Theater on Sixth Avenue. If you prefer, catch a film classic at Film Forum in the southwest part of the village.

Take a stroll along the the narrow streets of the West Village for a glimpse of the neighborhood as it once was. Here, the winding, diagonal streets rebel against the grid of the rest of the city, making an excellent place to wander.

Turn down Christopher Street to see one of the most important locations for the American gay rights movement. The Stonewall Inn was the site of the historic Stonewall riots of the 1960s, in which gay activists fought against police for three days. Today, Christopher Street offers bars and shops popular with the LGBT community.

Greenwich Village is served by numerous metro and bus stops. Arrive at the West 4th Street metro stop for the most central location.


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The Jane Hotel
The Jane Hotel
2 out of 5
113 Jane St, New York, NY
The price is $73 per night from Jul 11 to Jul 11
Located in Greenwich Village, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Whitney Museum of American Art, The High Line Park, and Chelsea Market. Bleecker Street ...
4.1/5Very Good! (990 reviews)
"The room was TINY but we enjoyed our stay. The location was great!"

Reviewed on Jun 17, 2021

The Jane Hotel
The Standard High Line
The Standard High Line
4 out of 5
848 Washington St, New York, NY
The price is $249 per night from Jul 11 to Jul 11
Located in Greenwich Village, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Whitney Museum of American Art and The High Line Park. Chelsea Market and Bleecker Street ...
4.2/5Excellent! (374 reviews)
"Food was amazing"

Reviewed on Jun 18, 2021

The Standard High Line
The Marlton Hotel
The Marlton Hotel
4.5 out of 5
5 W 8th St, New York, NY
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $209 per night from Jul 5 to Jul 5
Located in Greenwich Village, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of 5th Avenue and Washington Square Park. New York University and Bleecker Street are ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (980 reviews)
"Built in 1900. Charming European feeling. I felt like i taken back to another time. Loved the architecture. Morning breakfast delicious. Good coffee. I highly recommend staying here for a unique experience."

Reviewed on Jun 16, 2021

The Marlton Hotel
Washington Square Hotel
Washington Square Hotel
3.5 out of 5
103 Waverly Pl, New York, NY
The price is $192 per night from Jul 19 to Jul 19
This family-friendly New York hotel is located in the historical district, within a 5-minute walk of 5th Avenue and Washington Square Park. New York University ...
4.4/5Excellent! (970 reviews)
"Great location and neighborhood."

Reviewed on Jun 6, 2021

Washington Square Hotel
Walker Hotel Greenwich Village
Walker Hotel Greenwich Village
4.5 out of 5
52 West 13th Street, New York, NY
The price is $249 per night from Jun 20 to Jun 20
Located in Greenwich Village, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of 5th Avenue and Union Square Park. Washington Square Park and Chelsea Market are ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (527 reviews)
"The property was gorgeous and centrally located."

Reviewed on Jun 16, 2021

Walker Hotel Greenwich Village
Gansevoort Meatpacking
Gansevoort Meatpacking
4.5 out of 5
18 9th Avenue at 13th street, New York, NY
The price is $396 per night from Jun 21 to Jun 21
This family-friendly New York hotel is located in the entertainment district, within a 5-minute walk of Whitney Museum of American Art and Chelsea Market. The ...
4.3/5Excellent! (991 reviews)
"Great staff"

Reviewed on May 23, 2021

Gansevoort Meatpacking
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