Greenwich Village

This iconic neighborhood is what comes to mind when thinking of lower Manhattan. The beatnik feeling of the 1960s created an eclectic, artistic community known worldwide, and much of the culture, quirkiness, and excitement remains intact to this day. Even the streets themselves scream bohemia because of the 18th-century street pattern of meandering and winding instead of a strict grid pattern like the rest of Manhattan, which has helped to make Greenwich Village the artsy capital of NYC and a very desirable place to live. The neighborhood has beckoned artists, performers, poets, and singers.  Famous people who have lived here include writer Mark Twain, mythologist Joseph Campbell, and songwriter Bob Dylan.
Greenwich Village is still full steam ahead with an avant-garde culture that includes art galleries, museums, experimental off-off-Broadway theater, and political activism. The streets are awash with comedy clubs, bars and lounges, fine-dining restaurants and cafes, unusual boutiques, and specialty stores. The historic Washington Square Park, so often seen in films, with its famous fountain and arch, is still the place to see and be seen. It is beloved by students, performers, chess players, and sunbathers. The housing includes historic brownstones, exclusive doorman buildings, prewar walkups, row houses, and high-rise luxury condominiums on Park Avenue and Fifth Avenue. 

What to Love

  • Dozens of art galleries, museums, and theaters
  • Washington Square Park with its festivals, performers, and community events
  • Countless fine-dining restaurants, delis, cafes, and lounges
  • Sense of community and desire to maintain historical landmarks
  • Excellent public transportation with trains going throughout NYC
  • Excellent public schools and private education 

Local Lifestyle

This is the “land of the walker,” with everything needed right at your fingertips. Daily use of a car is purely optional, and besides, half the fun is the many little oddities and romantic nooks accidentally stumbled upon, and that can only happen when taking it slowly. Washington Square Park is the heart of this bustling community, and on any given day, you’ll find singers, performers, poets, lecturers, comedians, and musicians doing their thing. Life itself is a performance in Greenwich Village. 

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

If that “certain” ethnic taste is what you crave, head straight to Mamoun’s Falafel and have a world-famous falafel or shawarma. Nobody does it like Mamoun’s! For authentic Italian cuisine, Olio é Più offers handmade pasta and food cooked in a wood-fired oven. Try their fettuccine Tartufo, and you’ll be back for more and more.
The sky’s the limit in NYC for shopping with some of the most famous shopping districts in the world. Even the seasoned veteran shopper would need a few decades to get through it all. Connect back to your natural roots and spirit at Stick, Stone & Bone, where you’ll find incense and candles, unusual jewelry, and gorgeous stones, geodes, and crystals. At Screaming Mimi’s Vintage boutique, you’ll find the best vintage clothing, accessories, and costumes imaginable. Enjoy some funky jazz at the Village Vanguard jazz club with its intimate atmosphere since the 1950s. 

Things to Do

Make a beeline for Pier 45 Hudson River Park, and enjoy open greenspace, a promenade river walk, salsa classes, and free summer concerts. The Duplex is yet another iconic NYC cabaret and piano bar with 365 days of entertainment, live music, open mic, and theater. Couple that with a great cocktail menu and café, and this place will quickly become one of your regulars. 


Greenwich Village is served by the New York City Department of Education and is notable for the following schools.


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Overview for Greenwich Village, NY

30,013 people live in Greenwich Village, where the median age is 40 and the average individual income is $125,180. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Demographics and Employment Data for Greenwich Village, NY

Greenwich Village has 14,346 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Greenwich Village do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 30,013 people call Greenwich Village home. The population density is 106,775.35 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Around Greenwich Village, NY

There's plenty to do around Greenwich Village, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

Walker's Paradise
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Biker's Paradise
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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Pride Wine and Spirits, Iron Arena Powerlifting & Performance, and Martial Arts Family Studio.

Name Category Distance Reviews
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Dining 0.46 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.14 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 0.47 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.65 miles 13 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.21 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 0.96 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars

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