Welcome to the West Village
A culturally rich community, bursting with gastropubs, and understated opulence.
Lined with picturesque blocks reminiscent of a scrapbook full of vintage photographs, the West Village is a charming, quiet community along the Hudson. With an array of multi-colored townhomes, majestic brownstones, and post-war walkups, the West Village is the definition of the picture-perfect New York City neighborhood.
This quiet community is minutes away from the central hubs of Manhattan but feels like another country altogether — from decadent and quirky restaurants to luxurious shops, the West Village has it all. Stylish cafes are found around every corner and families, young professionals, and retirees enjoy the laid-back atmosphere and historic charm of the West Village.
What to Love
• The cobblestone and tree-lined streets
• Few office buildings are located in the West Village, making this section of Manhattan feel more suburban
• Some of the best brunch locations in the city
Residents enjoy daytime strolls along tree-lined streets and catching up with friends in cozy coffee shops. The West Village feels more like a suburb within the city and boasts some of the most unique, eclectic residences in Manhattan. Fall in love with the historic charm and understated opulence of the West Village and be sure to peruse the unique retailers to find your next greatest treasure. If you’re lucky enough to find your dream home in the West Village, it’s more than likely you will never want to leave, as this neighborhood has everything you could want within a few square miles.
Dining, Entertainment, and Shopping
Combining comfort and creativity, L’Artusi
is an upscale, 110-seat restaurant serving the finest Italian cuisine. The restaurant includes a cheese bar, banquette seating, and a chef’s counter overlooking an open kitchen so guests can watch the culinary masterpieces unfold before indulging. L’Artusi also features an impeccable Italian wine list, expertly curated and presented by region.
This bustling restaurant has been serving the West Village residents for almost three decades. Blue Ribbon Brasserie
is the local favorite spot for friendly service and iconic late-night dining. Whether you’ve craved a burger, a beer, or even a rack of lamb, Blue Ribbon Brasserie is open from 4:00 pm to 4:00 am and never disappoints.
Things to Do
Washington Square Park
boasts over nine acres of green space and dozens of beautiful walking paths in the heart of Greenwich Village. The park hosts events throughout the year, like volunteer cleanups, yoga classes, concerts, theater performances, folk festivals, and more. Maintained entirely by volunteers, Washington Square Park is one of the most visited and used spaces in all of Manhattan.
The original, world-famous Magnolia’s Bakery
’s shop is located in the West Village. This iconic bakery has brought smiles to millions of faces over the last quarter of a century and continues to bring joy to residents of the West Village and beyond. All baked goods are made from scratch and by hand — visit their warm and welcoming shop and indulge in one (or three) of their famous banana pudding, cupcakes, cookies, and brownies.
Spend the day at The Whitney Museum of American Art
, founded in 1930 and showcases a full range of 20th century and contemporary art with a special emphasis on living artists. This museum has the finest collection of 20th-century American art in the world and features dozens of new exhibits throughout the year.
The West Village has its share of beautiful outdoor spaces to explore as well. Visit Little Island
, a 2.4-acre park situated just off Pier 55 and part of the Hudson River Park. This unique structure sits right on the water and offers a full, floating, and functional park for outdoor recreation. The park features a playground and an amphitheater for special events and summer concerts.
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