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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 Standard High Line
The Standard High Line
4 out of 5
848 Washington St, New York, NY
The price is €161 per night from 9 Mar to 10 Mar

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! (284 reviews)

"This was one of my favorite stays right here in our home city. The view was amazing and the service was great. It felt safe in the covid environment with contactless check in and sanitizing systems. The view kept us in the room and we just ordered room service most of the time. It was even better ..."…"

Reviewed on 1 Mar 2021

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Gansevoort Meatpacking
Gansevoort Meatpacking
4.5 out of 5
18 9th Avenue at 13th street, New York, NY
The price is €335 per night from 10 Mar to 11 Mar

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! (998 reviews)

"I loved our room I can’t wait to see the new entrance in the near future"…"

Reviewed on 30 Jan 2021

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Chelsea Pines Inn
Chelsea Pines Inn
2.5 out of 5
317 West 14th Street, New York, NY
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Located in Greenwich Village, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Chelsea Market and The High Line Park. Times Square and Empire State Building are also ...

4.1/5Very Good! (632 reviews)

"Extra charge upon arrival, I was charged $200 for a one night stay"…"

Reviewed on 16 Feb 2021

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The Marlton Hotel
The Marlton Hotel
4.5 out of 5
5 W 8th St, New York, NY
The price is €149 per night from 1 Apr to 2 Apr

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! (996 reviews)

"Amazing amazing amazing. Location, amenities, staff, rooms everything excellent"…"

Reviewed on 9 Dec 2020

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Walker Hotel Greenwich Village
Walker Hotel Greenwich Village
4.5 out of 5
52 West 13th Street, New York, NY
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The price is €175 per night from 15 Mar to 16 Mar

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! (500 reviews)

"Location! You are in walking distance to so much!"…"

Reviewed on 4 Mar 2021

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Washington Square Hotel
Washington Square Hotel
3.5 out of 5
103 Waverly Pl, New York, NY
The price is €134 per night from 13 Mar to 14 Mar

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 ...

4.3/5Excellent! (994 reviews)

"Front desk reception was fantastic. Welcoming and helpful, even in a snow storm. Made all the difference with our stay and why we always come back to this hotel. Validated parking, for significantly reduced rate just steps from the hotel."…"

Reviewed on 19 Dec 2020

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