Explore New York
Type: Antique Shops, Bookstores, Clothing Stores, Department Stores, Shopping Districts, Specialty Shops
This legendary part of town is divided into east and west sections by 5th Avenue and bounded by Houston Street, 14th Street, the Hudson River, and Broadway. Stroll the streets, be inspired, be... Read More
This legendary part of town is divided into east and west sections by 5th Avenue and bounded by Houston Street, 14th Street, the Hudson River, and Broadway. Stroll the streets, be inspired, be yourself: it's Greenwich Village. Resulting from a rich 100-year history as a haven for the creative and rebellious, the "Village" carries a mystique all its own. Today, the area is too expensive for a typical starving artist, but the Village remains a wonderfully open, tolerant community for anyone hoping to explore individuality, talent, and thought. A strong gay presence adds character, and Bleecker Street is a music and shopping lover's paradise.
- Best Shopping: "Locals would never refer to this area as Greenwich Village. To sound "in the know," refer to it as either the East Village or the West Village depending on where you are."
- Recommended as Best Shopping Because: It's smattered with quirky bookshops, record stores and specialty spots that are as unique as the neighborhood's residents.