The West Village, one of New York City’s most celebrated neighborhoods, is home to many of the city’s top restaurants and shops. A large part of its draw are the tree-lined, cobblestone streets in all their urban charm. The area’s Bohemian past, 19th century townhouses, and small boutiques are still alive and well. It has a quaintness that sets it apart from the rest of Manhattan — yet it is still a hotspot of activity.
The West Village has been a center of many social and cultural movements, including Beat literature and gay rights. Though it is mostly residential (real estate is highly sought after,) it’s home to iconic spots such as Magnolia Bakery and the White Horse Tavern. You can also take a walk along the Hudson River Park, also found in this neighborhood. It’s one of the best (and most scenic) places in Manhattan to simply stroll and absorb the energy of the city.
The West Village is the western area of Greenwich Village in Lower Manhattan. To get there, take the 1 train to Christopher Street, or the A, C, E, B, D or F Subway lines to West 4th Street.