Greenwich Village

by Cristina  

Greenwich Village, often referred to as “The Village” is a well known residential neighborhood in Manhattan . This are stretches from 6th Avenue to 3rd Avenue and is part of what used to be a larger neighborhood, also called Greenwich Village. Today, it split into three very distinct neighborhoods: West Village, The Village and East Village.

How to get to Greenwich Village

There are many subway lines serving the area: the 1, 2, and 3 lines run under the 7th Avenue, the A, B, C, D, E, F, and M lines stop in the middle of the neighborhood, R line runs under Broadway, L line runs under the 14th Street and the 4, 5, 6, and Q lines serve Union Square.

You can also get here by PATH train, which is a subway-style transit system. It stops at Christopher St. , at 9th St. and at 14th St. The PATH also connects the area to Newark airport, via the Newark bus from the station it terminates at.

The MTA buses also serve this area. You can choose between M20, M5, M6 (Broadway), M3, M2, M11 and M7, depending on where you need to get to.

Where to stay

Don’t expect to find affordable hotels in this area. In fact, even if you look half a mile around the area, you still won’t be able to come up with many choices which won’t burn holes in your pocket. Other options include choosing a hotel in Union Square , right in the heart of Midtown but close to the Village. Or you can choose one of the hostels located close to the area.

What to do

The Village is one of the best Manhattan neighborhoods to experience on foot. So don’t forget to pack your walking shoes , grab a map and a camera and spend your time on the streets.

There aren’t many things to do in this area, but you surely can check out what it has to offer. Spend some time in Washington Square Park and choose one of the clubs to listen to jazz.

If you want to visit the famous sights of New York, get on the subway and spend your time in Midtown . It is the heart of Manhattan, filled with landmarks. Check out the museums and take a look at the New York skyline from the viewing platform at the Empire State Building.

Should you have more time on your hands, take the ferry to Ellis Island and visit the Statue of Liberty.

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